Release Date: November 14th, 2014
Finished Date: April 27th, 2015
Publishers: Self Published
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: For Review
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: For Review
The Review: Surrendering is the first book in the ‘Regent Vampire Lords’ series and the type of book that I love – paranormal romance.
We meet Kate Martin, a sassy lady who in the beginning has been betrayed in the worst way and see that she is now the type of woman who has put relationships to one side to better herself. She is a psychology lecturer with dreams of taking her qualifications all of the way. What we quickly find out is that she has strange dreams, dreams of girls being held captive and tortured but also of one mysterious man who makes her desire him like no one else.
When she realises that the girls in her dreams are going missing, she feels it’s her duty to tell the police what she knows. Thinking they will assume she is crazy, you can imagine her surprise when not only is she believed but an investigation specialist is brought in to interview her further…… and he just so happens to be her dream man.
Kate is about to have her world turned upside down by Devon Fallinsworth, Regent Vampire Lord of the Midwest. He is centuries old, all alpha and he enjoys all aspects of life including women, sex & blood. In the vampire world he is a leader and used to commanding any situation and the people in it. When girls start to go missing in his area, he suspects his arch enemy is back and up to his old tricks and hopefully this time, they will catch him and end him. When they get a lead from a detective on the case he is ready to begin the hunt but what he isn’t ready for is finding Kate Martin, the woman made just for him, his Moira, his soul mate and after centuries – his chance at love & family.
Now because of Kate’s history, she’s really cautious about this man but Dev goes all alpha on her, demanding she have protection etc. and when it becomes obvious that she is in danger….. she decides to let him protect her, they have chemistry, they are drawn to each other and she’s decide to live a little and have some casual sex…..but will Dev settle for that? What will happen when they find the killer? Will she be able to go back to her life and forget all about him?
So, I loved this book! It was very reminiscent of early Black Dagger brotherhood books (you know, when they were good) and that is such a good thing in my eyes. Vampires are a well-loved genre by me and I have been looking for some good ones for a while so this one is very much welcome. The story is one we’ve all read before – Vampire meets his soul mate – but I never get tired of those, I love Vampires, love romance, love soul mates and I love a good story so it’s a win all around.
Kate is a great character, she’s just a nice person living her life and somebody that could be a friend to anyone. What makes her interesting is the dreams she has, dreams that have plagued her since childhood and what brings her to the attention of Devon. When they meet we get to see another side to her, the no nonsense, take no crap, stubborn woman who will not be told what to do and it made me like her even more. I liked that she blindsided Devon, he wasn’t prepared to meet his soul mate on that day and was really affected by it, I thought their first meeting was funny, his thoughts and reactions to her seemed believable (in that world) and I imagine anyone would behave like that because it was the equivalent of being hit by a truck full of love/lust and sprinkled with caveman….. and I do love me some caveman ;) I thought they both challenged each other; Kate tried to be realistic about the situation whereas Devon just wanted her. I was glad they didn’t just jump in the sack and call it love, Dev attempted to take his time and woo her; soft moments here, little kisses there that built and built in heat so that there was no doubt we were all ready for the sexy times. It wasn’t all one sided either because Kate was just as lustful but what developed was natural, loving and something you could become invested in.
The storyline was told from multiple povs so we are always aware of what is going on – even in the enemy camp – and I do appreciate a well rounded story. I liked the premise for this about the young women going missing, murders and how it tied in to Devon’s past and also Kate past and present. The enemy seems very sinister and twisted, someone that you can believe is capable of such brutality so you know without a doubt what would happen if he got his hands on Kate, especially with her being Dev’s Moira. The secondary characters are also important here and are involved a lot in the story which makes me feel like their stories will unfold also. It’s hard to review the storyline because it would spoil a lot of it and it’s part of the experience of the book so I’m just going to leave you with this… it’s a great book with great characters and awesome series potential. It is filled with danger, centuries old enemies with a grudge, a lot of secrets on both sides of the fence and a nice big dose of romance that brings out the caveman in our H, the sassiness in our h but also the love & sexy times…… I definitely recommend this for any paranormal romance & vampire lovers, I know I am one and I loved it!
Thank you to K.L Kreig for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.