Author: RAYNE THOMAS
Ebook, Short Story
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Requested by Author.
Temptation is defined as a desire to do something wrong or unwise, desire; as a strong feeling of wanting.
For vampire guardian Hayden, Dr. Amelia Jameson is the more accurate description.
She's thrown the scientist stereotype out of the window! She's sexy, sassy and too tempting to be good, but when a break in at her lab puts her in danger, it's evident that there's nothing in this world or the next that Hayden won't do to protect her.
With passion and secrets building around them, can this unlikely couple resist each other or will they give in to their most primal needs and suffer the consequences ....
When Laurie approached me about reading this one, I was a bit hesitant, because, well you know "once bitten, twice shy." But I thought, WTH. And I'm glad that I did.
KEEPER OF SECRETS is a short story, less than 50 pages, and Ms. Thomas puts her own spin on the vampire genre. Not all of the myths about her vamps are answered (I didn't expect them to be), but it doesn't distract from the storytelling.
This is your basic trope of good guys vs. the bad guys with a lady caught in the middle needing protection. Both Hayden and Amelia try to deny their mutual attraction, but Hayden is Amelia's personal Guardian and is therefore forbidden from developing any kind of "personal" relationship with her. I did like that there were three type of vamps: Guardians, Defenders, and Warriors. The story does end with a HEA and not all ends were wrapped up. A series may be in the making.
I'm not sure, but I think KEEPER OF SECRETS may have seen a rewrite since I received the review copy. I enjoyed visiting in Ms. Thomas' world and hope that she continues to write. I want to know more about the Warriors.