Title: Bloodlust and Metal
On the run from a master vampire, young vampire Layla Black flees London to reinvent herself as the singer of an Eighties cover band in Boston. Devon St. Clair is the bounty hunter hired to track her down. As a shapeshifter with extraordinary skills, his reputation is known throughout the supernatural world. Capturing Layla should be an easy gig that will net a nice profit.
The situation does not go as Devon plans. He wants Layla in his bed, but. shapeshifters and vampires don’t mix. They should hate each other, but instead they’re keeping the sheets steamy. When circumstances force them on the run together, their preconceived notions are challenged. If they can evade those hunting them and convince his fellow shapeshifters to help her even though she’s a vampire, they just might have a chance to explore where all that hot, sweaty sex can take them
Author: Lisa Carlisle
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Rock Me Tonight , Knights of Stone, Knights of Stone: Lachlan, Knights of Stone: Bryce
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: May 31, 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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I read a previous book in this series, and found it quite enjoyable after a slow-ish start. This title started similarly, although I never did find the punch to kick it over into a book that gave me a need to find out what was happening. Although cleverly done, the shadows of the past didn’t feel as if they were dramatic enough to me to warrant a bounty hunter and hiding.
As a character, I thought Layla was a bit hesitant and rather surprised at the attraction she felt for Devon. He’s a bit harder to engage with, his professionalism was his first hurdle, but Layla was haunting him in a way he wasn’t used to. What really is the crux of the matter is he believing her story because it’s worth belief, or is her believing it because he finds her attractive and his feelings for her are getting in the way.
I didn’t connect with the characters as I did in the first story, and that made this a less than terrific read for me. While the mystery and the reason Layla ran were well plotted and disclosed in pieces to keep the interest, it didn’t grip me like I had hoped.