Almost twenty years ago, earth shook from explosions that killed billions, and wiped away civilization. Only a small part of the city of Boston remained intact.
To Morta Fox, a twenty-year-old girl living all alone outside the Wall of Protection, waking up with a craving for blood is something she never imagined could happen. To make matters even worse, a vampire who calls himself Hammer takes away her last attempt at self-destruction.
Hammer has been chasing Everard – the vampire last seen with his missing mate – for a year. Right before he finds him, he witnesses a girl jump off the tenth floor of a building. Though her bones break, she heals just as fast. When she stands up, she runs as fast as only vampires can. But she can’t possibly be one, because…she has a beating heart.
When Hammer saves Morta against her will, she’s furious. Until he proposes a deal.
If Morta agrees to help him find her Lord Everard, Hammer will, in return, kill her. It’s a simple deal. They even make a promise, and in the vampire world, promises cannot be broken.
Nothing goes as planned. Morta soon discovers that her beating heart is not the only thing that makes her unusual, and Hammer is the only one who is willing to protect her. Being equally stubborn, it takes a long time for them to admit that constantly saving each other from harm has nothing to do with their deal, and everything to do with how they feel.
By the time that happens, Morta’s part of the deal is completed, and Hammer has only seven days left to fulfill his. What happens to a vampire when he doesn’t keep his promise?
Super promising, I loved it
I would put 5 stars, but I’m a huge critic and way too particular. That being said, I loved this book. I’m currently still crying from the ending, and the character growth between the two main characters, Hammer and Morta, warmed my heart. I told myself I wasn’t going to get sucked into a vampire story but this one hit me like a truck. The story wasn’t quite what I expected it to be from the beginning, and then it formed into something so sweet that I couldn’t put it down. There were a couple typos, a couple little things here or there not quite right to my eyes, but even for someone as picky as me I could easily read through it without even minding. I’m the type of person to quit on a book if the grammar or spelling pisses me off, but this one wasn’t nearly like that. 5 stars for the story, 4 stars for the technicalities/editing, but definitely worth the read in my opinion. Plan to read the next one to see what happens next!
This book captured my interests from the beginning and I couldn't put it down till the end!
The story was original but extremely wordy and looong. Also it ends in a cliffhanger. Not a satisfying story or ending. I won’t read anymore books from this author.