Review: Vampire Mine by Aline Hunter

Vampire Mine by Aline Hunter
Series: Alpha and Omega (# 3)
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Pages: 189
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

As the Alpha of New York, Trey Veznor placed the needs of his pack above everything—until the mate he’s waited centuries for waltzed into his life and gave him a taste of what he’d been missing. Sadie Dumus, seductive, beautiful and utterly captivating, is also something shifters avoid at all costs—a vampire. Stunned to learn of her nature, Trey turned his back on the only woman who could complete him.

Now, realizing he’s thrown away the one thing he can’t live without, Trey hunts Sadie down and defies tradition. Their sexual hunger is undeniable, with each sizzling encounter bringing them closer together. Sadie tries to resist but he refuses to allow it, using desire and her need for his blood to keep her close. With danger closing in, it’s necessary to announce his mating before the pack. To keep his female, he’s willing to lose everything he’s ever known.

 

Review:  Vampire Mine is the third book in the Alpha and Omega series by Aline Hunter. While this book is part of a series it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I chose this book because I enjoy reading vampire and shape shifter novels and I have not read this author before.

Sadie is a vampire who never knew why vampires could not feed of shape shifters until she meets her mate and fed from him realizing that now she could not feed off anyone else. Therefore, she searched for him until she was virtually starving and practically dead. Sadie then has to reevaluate her life and her choices.

Trey is the Alpha of the New York pack and has waited centuries for his mate only to lose her. When he stumbles across her, again he will move heaven and earth to get his pack to accept her. Trey comes across as a hot and sexy alpha who is head over heels in love with his mate.

The chemistry between Trey and Sadie is blistering. The sex scenes were hot and steamy but once they were out of the bedroom, everything seems to fall apart. They never really got to have a serious discussion they always seemed to have sex instead.

I would have liked a more complex plot than just getting the pack to accept Trey and Sadie. In addition, If Trey is the Alpha of this pack they certainly don’t act like it. He came across more like a second in charge at best. I get that he was in someone else’s home but what happened to respecting you Alpha because Diskant and Ava didn’t. I realize that Ava is pregnant but she needs someone to kick her butt and show her she is not the alpha’s mate. What this book does show is a very dysfunctional pack.

 

Victoria