Title: A Vampire's Salvation
Author: Virna DePaul
Description: Jacob La Costa
Rios is the head of the California governor’s security team; he’s also a vampire
who wants the governor, a presidential hopeful, to support the peaceful
integration of vampires into human society. Unfortunately, there are others who
oppose Jake’s plan. Plus, Jake’s a little distracted by discovering his one true
mate, the human female who can give him everything he’s always wanted: love,
children, and continuing immortality. Francesca Marie Stewart is the governor’s
“go-green” political consultant.
Although she’s been attracted to Jake
from day one, her priority is her career and protecting her heart. But then Jake
blatantly propositions her and Frankie, who hasn’t experienced sexual intimacy
since she was seventeen-years-old, decides it’s time to take what she
wants—within reason. No matter—once Jake makes love to Frankie, he knows reason
will be the farthest thing from her mind. Then he just has to eliminate the
person threatening her, reveal the fact he’s a vampire, and convince her that
trusting him will bring both of them eternal happiness.
My Thoughts: In DePaul's newest series, you will run into
Frankie and Jake in the first novella. Frankie is a tree hugging
environmentalist that works for the governor and meets Jake, the new head of
security, 6 months earlier. Despite working together daily, she thinks he
doesn't notice her. In reality, he noticed her the moment she said hi to him and
knew she was his. You see Jake isn't your typical alpha male hero. No, he is a
200 year old hunky vampire. Not only that, Jake knows he has to gain Frankie's
trust thanks to a previous experience when she was 17 that left her with a scar
on her face. Now that he has
his mate in sight, taking it at her pace is the
least of his worries as you will come to find out.
The good thing about
DePaul's short novella, besides the sexual tension that oozes as you read, is
the fact that Frankie and Jake have six months that they have known each other.
If it was any other short novella and they just met I would find it difficult to
follow. Jake is hot, hunky, and a softy towards his woman. However if you aren't
Frankie, you don't want to be on his bad side, especially if you are trying to
Frankie is strong in the sense that she doesn’t let an episode
that left her scarred emotionally and physically rule her life. She is also a
bit shy, but well liked. She did frustrate me with certain actions. I still
The scenes were steamy. There is romance and mystery that
makes you want to see what happens next with the way the book ended. I was able
to read this novella in one sitting. The only thing I can say is I wish it was a
chapter or two longer to make accepting that Jake is a vampire more believable.
Other than that I enjoyed this passionate love quite a bit and can't wait to see
what's next in this series.
4 out of 5 stars
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