Book Two in the Dead in the City series: Published 7/1/14: 320 Pages
I borrowed this book from my library
Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.
Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.
Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?
The second addition to this series was as good as the first. This book was Maya and Shane’s story, there seems to be carry over plot from one story to the next so it is probably best that I am reading this series in order. Now it does suck some times to have to read in order, but the plot carryover is part of the reason I love series. You get the opportunity to see beyond the happily ever after. I still want to give her other series a try as I can see there is still more crossover characters. Nothing that makes me feel like I am missing out, but it is always nice when you know the whole picture of a rich and complex world.
Speaking of complex worlds, this one is developing nicely and setting up the potential for many stories to come. I’m particularly interested in the next book’s couple and exploring these werewolves a bit more. This was Maya’s story though so back to them. As I thought in the last book there is more to Maya than meets the eye she is not just a fluffy party-girl. Along with her peculiar turning there is a hidden history there that we get to learn about along with Maya. Then there is the serious straight-guy Shane. He was a fun mate for Maya, a bit of opposites attract, but a tad different as they are matched up through this mysterious bloodmates curse(?)/phenomenon that is still being learned about by the vamps in this world. It was highly entertaining to watch Maya be paired up with this vampire that drove her nuts in the beginning.
This book brings us a higher level of steam compared to the last one. Still nothing to make you blush while reading, but these two spent quite a bit more time playing together. Shane frustrated me a bit towards the end as he got his head stuck up his ass for a bit. Maya as well had some eye-roll worthy reactions to Shane, but as this is a paranormal romance everything was as it should be by the end. I’m looking forward to the next two books. There is a bit of drama building up around the werewolves and I want to see how it plays out.