EPIC Award Winner
Montreal, Quebec . . . A charming city on the St. Lawrence River, historic, sophisticated, but beneath it all lies an extensive underground where treacherous vampires are plotting to seize the country.
Lucifer Scuderi is a vampire—handsome and charismatic, a powerful hunter of unusual skill—who arrives in Montreal to take on the most important hunt of his life. Someone has kidnapped the mate of Canada’s ruling vampire lord, and it’s up to Lucifer to find him before his death sets off a crisis that could engulf the entire continent.
Eleanor Morel lost everything—including the love of her life—when she became a vampire. But now, twenty years later, she’s a trusted bodyguard to the Canadian lord, Sophia, and the only person Sophia can count on to lead the search for her endangered mate. But what Eleanor doesn’t know is that the special hunter she’ll be working with is none other than her long-lost love. And he’s demanding answers.
Lucifer’s love for Eleanor burns as hot as his anger towards her for leaving him. But they’ll have to find a way to set history aside and work together if they’re going to unravel the twisted betrayal that threatens not only Sophia and her mate, but the whole continent. Because the European vampires are on the move. And if Canada falls, the rest of North America could follow . . .
D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she’s not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else’s.
I'm kicking myself for not knowing about this series. This is book 11 and despite not reading previous books, I wasn't lost. You quickly learn the players involved and what the immediate concern is and it takes off from there. You can read this as a standalone but if they are all as good as this one, you will want to start at book 1.
This books main focus is on Lucifer and Eleanor with a minor focus on Sophia and Colin. Colin is Sophia's human mate who was kidnapped and is being tortured to try to distract Sophia so the enemy can bring her down and take over her territory. This is where Lucifer comes in. He is asked to conduct this search and Sophia has asked her bodyguard, Eleanor to help him.
Eleanor used to be Lucifer's human mate before another vampire changed her to take her away from him. Lucifer believed Eleanor was killed and they have not seen each other for 20 years. Lucifer has to search for Collin while dealing with the shock of learning Eleanor has been alive all these years.
There is a lot going on in this story but it never felt like it was too much. Great characters, great story line and I look forward to going back and reading the previous books! ARC provided by NetGalley.
Lucifer held good and bad points for me. So I think 3 stars is fair. I didn’t quite accept Eleanor's reason for initially leaving Lucifer. I get her naïveté at being vampire, but before she was turned she loved Lucifer. She should have trusted him. It was never explained why Lucifer was late the night Eleanor was turned. Nor was the information that Sophia found in Tambra’s mind. The H an h’s relationship bored me. The story held my interest some. Lucifer was hilarious and I enjoyed Eleanor’s strength, but as a couple, boring. Sophia is not my favorite Lord. I wanted to see some interaction between Colin and Cyn, seeing how worried she was. Enjoyed the action. Recommend.