Elaina was once a tracker of Dresdan, an ancient species of vampire. For years, she served District 5, whose prime agenda is to create a new race of humans. As a result of misguided politics and greed, the District becomes corrupted from the inside out. Before Elaina can expose the truth, District 5 discovers that her blood type contains the elements to create a successful hybrid. She becomes the hunted, but protection is found while in the presence of one vampire…
Vicq won’t rest until he destroys District 5 and their immoral experiments are halted. Too many Dresdan have been captured and exterminated, threatening their existence and painting them all as animals. As he plans his attack against District 5, master vampire Russo orders his death for violating a prime law of Dresdan. But Vicq is not ready to cease existing…especially since he’s found salvation with Elaina.
With very few on their side, Elaina and Vicq must cultivate a plan to ward off their enemies. In the process, they find lust, love, and new meaning to their special bond.
Review: I love a story when members from the “opposite team” fall in love….
Elaina was supposed to track down this wanted Dresdan Vicq. Instead she falls in love with him.
I do appreciate that there is much background given about how it has come to be that the once Dresdan Tracker Elaina working for District 5 is now on the run for her life. She finds a mate in one Vicq, the Dresdan she was sent to capture and destroy. Now the employer that she has signed her life away to is hunting her. She now holds the key to what District 5 wants….. a perfect hybrid and Elaina happens to one of few that been able to maintain Human and Vampire characteristics and not fully convert!
Elaina finally finds peace and begins to start a normal life with a new Identity. One quick phone call to her parents and she finds herself being hunted down by thugs sent to capture her from District 5.
In the midst of the hunt her Vicq shows up to save the day. The same man that caused her to change from the hunter to the hunted. Initially she is shocked for she feared that he was dead and she was destined to be alone and never love again. She soon finds out that Vicq and her both have the same idea and plan to stop District 5.
As always author Ambrielle Kirk steams ups the pages with the chemistry, heat and sex between the too lovable main characters. I loved the strong, masculine and very sexy Vicq. He is strong and rough but still manages to show his love and tenderness towards Elaina. Elaina was also an appealing character. She is strong yet still seeks the love and tenderness from her lover. She is a strong female character!
I loved the plot and the background of this story. It is not the normal vampire story. I love “District 5”. This organization established to create a new species, perfect Hybrids- a mix of Vampire and Human. It was a good changed from the normal vampire story. The concept is well thought through. Author Kirk even includes a very helpful glossary at the end of the book to help describe the roles in the book.
The story is filled with lots of action. The kind of action that keeps you turning the pages. I finished the book in two days. (Would have been 1 day if I did not have to get up to go to my job!) I am happy to say there were not obvious twists and turns. I was captured by this book and wanted to just keep reading to find out what would happen next. I feel the book is setting up for a great sequel and has much promise to be a wonderful series.
I do recommend this book if you love books dealing with vampires, erotica, action and romance. This book is very refreshing with its plot, has great descriptive and captivating writing and language. I am looking forward to reading the next installment…Donor Reloaded.