Title: Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series #3)
Author: Felicity E. Heaton
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance - Vampires
Release Date: June 23rd 2012
Bloodlust runs in his veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might save or damn him.
Antoine stands apart from the world around him, a dangerous and broken soul who must maintain rigid control at all times or risk his dark addiction finally seizing hold of him. The shadows of his past haunt him and he sees his bleak future each night when his brother wakes screaming, his blood addiction turning him savage. He cannot allow himself to feel, but when Sera walks into Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, to audition, she awakens dangerous desires in him—hungers that could spell the end of both of them.
Sera has wanted Antoine since the night she first saw the gorgeous aristocrat vampire. She can’t ignore the deep carnal hunger he stirs in her or the ache to know the heat of his touch. With the help of her sire, an ex-performer at Vampirerotique, she sets in motion a game of seduction, one designed to thaw the ice in Antoine’s veins and make him burn for her.
When Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within him, will she be strong enough to seize his heart with both hands and win him forever or will she lose him to the ghosts that still haunt him?
My Review -
Seduce is the third book in the Vampire Erotic Theatre Romance Series by Felicity Heaton and having read all the books in this series so far this one is by far my favorite! The depth of the emotions that the characters express and the beautiful way the author has of describing the scenery had me lost in the pages into the wee hours of the morning.
I don't know where to begin to express how much I loved this book! Everything about it was perfection from the characters right down to the storyline. There is so much to say so let me first start off with the leads in the story Antoine and Sera.
As regular readers of the series will recognize Antoine is one of the owners of the theatre and brother to Snow (mmmm Snow I will get to him). A thousand year old vampire who keeps an emotional distant from others, except his brother, and leaves himself closed off from forming any attachments.
In Seduce I discovered the depth of his pain and the reason behind his coldness and I could not help to want to comfort him and make him mine. Although he presents a tough facade it is really an armor that he maintains in order to keep the ghosts that haunt him at bay. As the story progresses this beautiful man both inside and outside starts to allow that armor to crumble and readers are given the chance to see the true Antoine; a compassionate man who would sacrifice his own happiness for the ones he loves, capable of fierce devotion and a broken man who wishes to be able to find comfort, peace and happiness.
I have to say I love Sera! She is the type of heroine I truly enjoy reading about and love all the characteristics that the author gave her. Compassionate, tender, gentle, comforting, selfless, understanding, brave, courageous and most of all full of love to give to everyone around her. Sera has been watching Antoine for many weeks and deep down in her soul she knows Antoine is the vampire for her. Despite warnings from her sire that Antoine is not the type of vampire she should try to capture Sera can sense behind the strong, powerful, cold vampire a passion that is waiting to be unleashed and calls to her soul. She has never felt this way for anyone before and she cannot explain the magnetic draw to him.
The relationship that develops between the two of them touched my heart as Sera in her own way broke down Antoine's armor and showed him he is worthy of being loved. Now the sexy time between them was intensely hot, not only because of how talented Antoine was, but because of the deep emotional connection they had with each other, baring their heart and soul.
I have to say to all the Snow fans is you are going to LOVE this book! We get to see Snow quite a bit and hear him open up about himself; the depth of his bloodlust, the horror of it and how it has affected him. There were several scenes between Snow and Antoine that were so touching it made me cry at the depth of their brotherly love and devotion for each other. Another scene that was also very moving was with Snow and Sera together and her compassion in showing understanding and providing comfort and peace to both Snow and Antoine made me really love her.
I highly recommend this book to everyone because it will touch you and enthrall you on so many different levels that you will not want to the book to end. I can't wait to read the next book in the series, but most of all I would love to see more of Antoine and Sera and definitely Snow in his own book! After learning so much about him your heart will ache for him and wish for peace and happiness for him.