Title: A Vampire's Honor
Sins Of The Past...
Rowan Harper thought being with a vampire would keep her out of harm's way. But true evil lurks in the darkness, and not even her lover, Gabriel, knows all of its tricks.
Rowan may be his Promise, the one woman who can save Gabriel's soul, but the two of them have a long and complicated history that Rowan is only now discovering--complete with old enemies who will stop at nothing to make them suffer.
When Rowan is abducted and forced to witness unspeakable violence, secrets of the past begin to unfold. Secrets that show Gabriel's best friend Aleksei in a new light.
Will the truth destroy all three of them or bind them more tightly together, and if evil prevails, will it be Rowans's soul that ultimately needs saving?
Author: Carla Susan Smith
Series: Vampire's Promise #3
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Publisher
Published: September 27, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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I have one thing to say about the Vampire’s Promise series: Why have I not discovered it before! Why am I reading A Vampire’s Honor, the third in the series instead of the first? Dang it, I am seriously missing out on something freaking good here. Apparently, I have a lot to say but mainly – Holy Cannoli this book was good.
Here is what I have pieced together as best I can. Rowan is a human and Gabriel’s Promise. Gabriel is a vampire but as to what a Promise is? I have no clue what that means. Normally I would go back and read the blurbs to figure it out but in this case, I want the dang previous books in my hands! Sorry, I digress. As Gabriel’s Promise, she thought she would be safe from danger, but someone else thinks differently. When Rowan is abducted, they think it’s a case of mistaken identity, that maybe the intended was Gabriel’s best friend Aleksei’s love. Learning Aleksei’s past and a visit from another Original Vampire may prove otherwise.
Yowza! That’s what A Vampire’s Honor begins and ends with: Yowzas. Let me backtrack a bit here. As I have mentioned before, I am brand spanking new to the series so what a Promise is or what I should be expecting from each character is absent. I’m judging everything solely off this one book. Chapter 1 begins with a Gabriel and Rowan checking out an apartment with a way-too-friendly realtor. I’m fairly certain Gabriel is not interested and Rowan goes out of her way to *ahem* mark her territory. Boom! And just like that, I immediately fell in instant love with this book.
You would think after a beginning like that everything would go downhill. Nope, not one bit. The energy level stays high and exciting and just keeps going all the way to the end. With this book told primarily from Rowan’s first person POV, with the exception of Aleksei’s historical accounts, there are some serious laugh out loud moments. Remember this, blessing bathrooms and expensive lingerie. Throw in hot steamy moments, tragic history, bad villains with unknown motives and it’s no wonder why I enjoyed myself so much.
For me, everything in this book was screaming set up for the final book to the series but it also gave me a lot of background to Aleksei as he tells Rowan and Anasztaizia how he meet Gabriel. I’m still a bit lost when it comes to Rowan, Gabriel and the whole Promise thing. I’m hoping to rectify that as soon as I get my hands on the two previous books because something tells me I’m going to need them. Now, as for that second Yowza, hold on to your hats. A Vampire’s Honor, ends on one doozy of a cliffy. Consider yourself warned! Is this the normal for author Carla Susan Smith, I’m not sure. This is my first book by this author and it is not going to be the last that I can guarantee you. Fans of vampire romances, this is a need to read author, so get your Kindles ready.