Title: Claiming the Vampire
Author: Chloe Hart
Series: Blood and Absinthe #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Chloe Hart
Release Date: April 9th 2012
Source: Provided by Author
Overall Rating: 5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!!
Sensuality Rating - Explicit
Fae princess Jessica Greenwood has never questioned that her duty to her people comes before her own wishes. To avert a war between dimensions, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a stranger—the Dark Fae prince. Then she meets the mysterious vampire Hawk, who challenges all her beliefs and tempts her with a longing she’s never even imagined.
Now Jessica is caught between duty and desire. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, how will she choose?
Claiming the Vampire, a paranormal romance novel, is Book 3 of the Blood and Absinthe series.
There’s nothing quite like a paranormal romance novel that has such a captivating feel to it that it makes you shiver all the way from the top of your head to your toes. And I’m not talking about scary shivers. I’m talking about excitement and a seductive atmosphere. This is how Claiming the Vampire affected me.
I must be on a roll with choosing awesome Paranormal Romance novels lately. Here’s another by Chloe Hart that has a great love story and a solid engaging plot. One that any Paranormal Romance fan will not want to miss out on.
Claiming the Vampire is the 3rd novel in the Blood and Absinthe series, however, I think it can be read out of sequence. The author provides enough backstory that it’s easy to keep up. The previous ones are just as intoxicating as this one so I’m sure you’ll want to read those as well.
About the story…
Jessica is the daughter of a queen and promised to the prince of the Dark Fae realm. She doesn’t want to marry for political reasons but she will. For her people. War between the two realms is imminent if she does not.
Hawk is an assassin with one purpose and that is to find his sister who’s been missing for 10 years. It means nothing to him having to kill anyone to find her. His quest leads him to Jessica and the moment they meet, passion ignites and love, unlike what either of them thought was possible, claim them both.
This story is full of intrigue between the Earth Fae and the Dark Fae realms and things aren’t always what they seem. It does not take away from the romantic story but adds a complexity and set up of conflict that makes it even more riveting.
About the Characters…
Jessica is a very compelling character with a very unassuming nature. She likes to stay low-key and even though she is a Fae princess, she hates dressing up in ball gowns and playing the political game. What she does like, is killing demons. She has a warrior’s heart and is a fearless killer of those that pose a threat to the humans the Earth Fae are supposed to protect. Certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Hawk is completely the type of alpha male that we love – powerful, feared, sexy. However, if he wants to be in Jessica’s life, he must learn to temper that alpha instinct. No easy task for a vampire. He’s never been in a relationship before and doesn’t always say and do the right thing. He has a kind nature that we see in his quest to find his sister.
On their relationship:
I like how the author recounts some early scenes (e.g. when Jessica and Hawk first meet) both from Jessica’s perspective and then in the next chapter, from Hawks perspective. Since they can’t very tell at first meeting each other how attracted they are to each other, we get to see what each one is feeling at the exact time. It’s a very effective tool to use in this novel. Jessica is quiet and more of a thinker than a conversationalist so it worked well.
There is an amazing chemistry between Jessica and Hawk that’s intense yet completely tender at the same time.
I have to share with you this captivating excerpt that is very telling of Hawk’s personality and their potential relationship. It completely sold me on the novel.
That’s where I’ll stop. You’ll have to read the novel to see what Jessica decides.
We also get to see more of the main characters from Books 1 and 2 as well as they are involved in the politics between Fae worlds. This is a good thing as those characters are too remarkable to ignore.
Claiming the Vampire is a novel that any lover of steamy Paranormal Romance will not want to miss out on! The plot is solid, writing superb, with great character development. I highly recommend you add this one to the top of your To Be Read list!
5 Bad Boys – Absolutely Loved It!!!!!
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