A domina’s only purpose in life was to birth vampire children for the Quiet King. Any human woman with the domina gene spent their lives in the castle under strict rules and the guards’ watchful eyes. Brie has been a domina for two years. After witnessing the slaughter of babies, she plans to escape and seeks help from Samuel, a vampire known for aiding many out of slavery.
However, Samuel has only one policy. He won’t help dominas escape the king. The penalty is too high and their blood triggers powers in him that he doesn’t want released. So Brie is forced to lie about being a domina and Samuel is lured in by her blood. Something emerges within them that they can’t deny, overwhelming their every cell and igniting an all-consuming hunger that neither can flee.
I loved this 11 chapter book. Yowza! It was very steamy! It was told through Brie’s first person point-of-view. She was a domina (a.k.a. slave to the Quiet King) who wanted to run away. I liked that she was a strong-willed female character–one that took matters into her own hands instead of just accepting someone’s word.
Samuel was a path finder, willing to help her escape. He was everything I want to see in a vampire: sexy, manipulative, possessive, strong, arrogant. Did I mention sexy? He reminded me of Damon Salvatore. Brie was the only one who could handle him. I loved the sexual tension between both of them. Their back and forth was intense. She was stubborn, so was he. Brie and Samuel made a cute couple, trying to one up each other.
- After he bites her, they form a link where they could read each other’s minds. So not only was their conversations entertaining, so was their inner-thoughts. She kept pleading for him to stop reading her thoughts, but he wouldn’t listen.
Kenya Wright had an amazing talent with scenes, basically storytelling in general. The details she focused on helped me get a clear idea of Brie’s voice. I got lost in the story. It was a fast read, and the cliffhanger has me motivated to read the next book. In fact, I’m a huge fan of the author’s writing style.
I RECOMMEND this book to read.
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