I never thought a gym crush could be deadly...
We all lead double lives in a way. Only the most trusted are allowed into our private space. Yet, when my reality and fantasy worlds collide one night, I end up in danger.
All I wanted was an escape from reality. Being a firefighter can be stressful and I unwind at an underground goth club. I can forget about being on call for danger, and just be Nike, a woman who likes to lose herself in music and dance. But when I spot the guy I fantasized about at the rock climbing gym, he discovers my secret.
Michel has a darker one and a connection to a world I never knew existed. My life is threatened and I have to choose whether to go with Michel. How do I find a way out of this nightmare that doesn't end with me getting burned--or worse, sucked dry by a vampire?
Smolder is a novella that starts the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Step into Vamps and discover a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles.
Author: Lisa Carlisle
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Rock Me Tonight , Bloodlust and Metal , Gargoyle's Embrace, Rock My Senses
Series: Underground Encounters
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Rock Me Tonight , Bloodlust and Metal , Gargoyle's Embrace, Rock My Senses
Published by Self Source: Publisher
Published: September 5th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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If you didn’t already know, this novella was published back in 2012, with multiple books in the series. I thought it’s important to mention that off the bat before you read my review…
Nike is a firefighter. She works hard and needs to let off some steam from time to time in order to keep herself feeling normal. So one night, like many others, she goes out to a club with her co-worker to have some fun. But when she sees the guy she’s been crushing on from the gym there, she’s immediately nervous and shy. Not at all like the woman she is at work. And once she lets her guard down, things completely turn…literally.
Michel is the man from the gym. He’s also the owner of the club Nike and her friend are currently dancing at. Michel has had his eye on Nike for some time now, and it looks like he’s finally got enough courage to speak to her. Too bad an old friend/enemy has chosen that exact moment to find him, vying for revenge.
Annnnnnnnd, this is where I become disengaged with the book. The build up to this moment seemed good, but then all of a sudden, there is an explosion, vampires, fighting, gargoyles and a huge fire. Don’t get me wrong, it was entertaining. But then we’re thrust in to this instant romance with desire and lust while being chased by an enemy. Only to be easily found, easily killed and then…..it’s over. What? Wait. Did I miss something? Sigh….
All in all, an entertaining novella. But not sure if I’d be interested in picking up the rest of the series, even if they are short.