He saw her. He wanted her. And he paid for her.
Vampires aren't real. That's what Tela has always believed. Always known. But everything changes when the violent blood drinkers take over her home of Seattle and cut off the city from any outside help. Without any food or supplies she has only one option: Cooperate with the new regime and offer her blood in exchange for a comfortable life for her and her sister.
John came to Seattle for an escape. For freedom. For the possibility of a future. Policing the humans should be easy. They're smaller, weaker and, well, prey. But when he Tela is assigned to him, things are different. He isn't satiated by the taste of her blood. He hungers for so much more. More than she can give him and more than she can ever give him. Not while she's been bought and paid for by him.
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Abrupt & Disappointing ending
It was all making sense, and then there was that abrupt ending. Everything happened at once and then it finished on: “oh and by the by you’re a vampire now”.
The lore and premise was interesting, but you never really found out more than the basics. At one point I thought there might be some subplot on what happened to the girls mother (as the tone suggested she had died suspiciously) or who John’s father was (as he was never mentioned), but no that’s all glossed over and left unexplained.
I was hoping for more but was left ultimately disappointed.