I received this book for free from St. Martins Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wicked Vampire by Kate Baxter
Also in this series: The Warrior Vampire
Series: Last True Vampire #6
Published by St. Martin's Press on December 5th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Source: St. Martins Press
Reading Challenges: Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017
He was one of the most feared creatures in the supernatural world, and yet, she was drawn to him unlike any other. His scent ignited her thirst. The sight of him drove her mad with want...
Lovers forever--or enemies to the death?
Sasha Ivanov was born to be wild. A vampire party girl, she stalks the L.A. clubs at night. Dancing. Drinking. Indulging her darkest appetites. Never sated, she's always looking for more: more danger, more excitement, more blood. But when she enters a supernatural fight club--and is tethered to her mortal enemy--Sasha realizes she's playing the most dangerous game of all...
Ewan Brun was born to kill vampires. A powerful berserker and unbeaten champion, he doesn't need a weapon to be deadly. He is the weapon. But when his soul becomes captive to the most beautiful vampire he's ever seen, he is all but powerless. He cannot resist Sasha--and cannot fight his desires. Is their love strong enough to defeat the gathering forces of darkness that threatens to destroy them both?
"The chemistry is electric."--San Francisco Book Reviews on The Last True Vampire
The Wicked Vampire brings together two people that are part of clans that are lethal enemies, there is hardly any chance that they will find a way to be together…..or will love find a way….
The Wicked Vampire is a stimulating and on the seat of your pants type of reading, I never know what to expect from this author when I pick her up and I made the mistake of not reading the blurb so I got pulled into a story this way and that and was pulled into one hell of a ride that Kate Baxter writes. I was really intrigued because I haven’t read books 3-5 so I was hoping that I wouldn’t be too lost and I really wasn’t. The author does a decent job of relaying some background information on this world that she has created and we deal with some intensity of the plot and more dramatics when it comes to the relationship between Sasha and Ewan….so lets get down to the good and dirty details that had me addicted….
The Key players for the Wicked Vampire are:
- Sasha Ivanov, she is our heroine of the story, and is a vampire but is a bit of a party girl….she loves to drink and dance and get loose. Since losing her soul from being turned, she is looking for any way to “feel” something even if it means living on the edge
- Ewan Brun, our cunning hero, and is part of the most powerful Beserker clan who hunts down vampires and dhampires. He tends to fight in underground fighting rings to get money for himself and his cousin.
Sasha is out with her closest friend, and looking for something with danger and edge and attends an underground fight not having any clue that she has just found her mate who has brought back her soul to her. Only there is one problem….he is a beserker, fierce and unstoppable and her enemy but they can’t stop having sex with each other. Even though Ewan knows he should kill Sasha since she is a vampire and their people have been at war for hundreds of years, there is something more to Sasha and he will do anything to protect her. At first, there is a powerful chemistry that is like lighting for them, but soon the sexual moments turn into something stronger between Ewan and Sasha and they know that their future is bleak.
She owned him. Body. Mind. Soul. And even…his heart. Ewan was in love with Sasha, and the realization shook him to the core.
There is no way that their clans could ever understand how they could mate, and their relationship could come at a high cost. I would say that this book had a hint of a Romeo and Juliet retelling, especially with these two groups being at odds and when I mean odds…..they see one and they kill. it’s so ingrained in them, so the fact that these two could come together and form such a strong bond is remarkable and seeing the way they fight for each other and fight for a way to be together is pretty impossible but I adore the way they find their “way” and it’s not an easy path for either of them. Kate Baxter just lit a fire under my booty with this story and I just didn’t want to put it down and stayed up late reading it because the intensity of the plot was so overpowering I just didn’t want to be free of it. Definitely not your conventional vampire romance so buckle your seat ladies and gents because you are in for a wild time!!
The Wicked Vampire was a on the edge of your seat, thrilling and raw and full of edges you never anticipate and SUPERB!! I can’t wait to read more of this stunning series.