Lucas by D.B. Reynolds – 4 Stars

Lucas (Vampires In America, #6)

Book description on GoodReads

I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher through Net Galley.

This is book six of the Vampires in America series.  I have had book one on my to-read list for a short while, but saw this book available for review and decided to take a shot and request even though I haven’t read the previous titles.  Now I know there is probably some history that I am missing in this world, but really it didn’t stop me from enjoying this book at all.  So if you are like me and new to the series don’t let that stop you from picking up this one.  You will probably be like me and want to scoop up the five previous books and read what else has happen in this world.

I really liked this book, it was really a toss up between a four and five star rating, I so wish you could give half stars on Goodreads…  This book was full of action, a little humor, and definitely some steamy…well written steamy scenes.  I liked Lucas, he was great fun with that cocky attitude and no delusions of his own grandeur.  He is all alpha male, a good one not too over the top, he knows he has limits and wants, but understands that in his world, with his responsibility he can’t show them.  He was tough most of the time, but he had fun with it.  You could see how much he cared for the people around him and took his responsibility for their lives very seriously.  He was probably my favorite character in the whole book.  Second would be Kathryn, she was fun too, but in a different way.  She was typical for these stories; standing up to the big alpha male, strong, willing to get in the action and get dirty, she fell fast for Lucas but it bothers her so she has to fight her feelings up until the very end.  They were a good match; she is all buttoned up and he is controlled casual.

The pacing of the book was good and the mystery of the missing brother a good angle to bring these two together.  There were a lot of guns, from the very beginning and there was always a mention of them even though they really were not used that much.  The rules for this world were interesting and I would have liked an explanation of how the vampires are turned, perhaps that is told in earlier books.  I like how what I did learn seemed to be based on some scientific belief rather than magic.

Like I said I enjoyed the book,  it reminded me a bit of the writing of Tina Folsom, Alexandra Ivy, Dianne Duvall, and Laura Wright’s books.  If you like these authors you probably will like this one too.

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