“I highly recommend the entire series to vampire fanatics who understand the powerful relationships with vampires. In this series, there is NEVER a dull moment!" –Cassandra's Lost in Books on Lucifer.
Ireland—a land of magic and fantasy, of fierce warrior kings and fairy mounds . . . and, of course, vampires who’ve been around for nearly as long as those beguiling fey.
Brilliant and ambitious, Quinn Kavanagh was aiming for the top, even before he was turned. But now, as a powerful vampire lord, he’s driven by the demands of his blood, compelled to conquer and destroy, to defeat Ireland’s criminal ruler, and make the territory a better place for all its vampires and humans alike.
Smart and beautiful, Eve Connelly was a graduate student with life’s endless possibilities stretched out before her. She knew nothing of vampires and didn’t care . . . until she watched two of them murder her beloved brother. Now she’s driven, too. But she doesn’t want to help Ireland’s vampires—she just wants to kill them.
Bound together by love and hate, Quinn and Eve will risk everything to bring down the bloody regime of Ireland’s current vampire ruler. But in order to find revenge for Eve and the ultimate power for Quinn, they first have to learn to trust each other. And that might be the most dangerous thing of all . . . .
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. Visit her blog at dbreynolds.com for details on all of her books and more.
I really wanted to like this story as much as the others. Tried really, really hard. Did not feel a love connection between Quinn and Eve. Lots and lots of lust. Eve was definitely TSTL, but she grew on me. Although, a very unbelievable character. There is no way she was killing vampires with a knife and no training. By the end of the book, her skills in handling weapons had grown, again with no training. Quinn was different from the novella he was introduced in. Garrick was fun. I agree with others that it lacked action. Technology was misplaced throughout the timeline and also, for me, jumping back in time really didn’t flow. The story was a little boring at times for me. Especially in the beginning. I definitely recommend because I love VIA. This was definitely not a favorite.
Good but wanted more with the couple
I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed in Quinn's book. It was good but lacking in the romance department. One of my biggest draws to vampire books is the mate aspect to the story. You do get that, but it's muted by Quinn's destiny to become a vampire Lord.
We get to see how Quinn and his cousin Garret are turned and part of the journey to present time where he is taking over his own territory for the first time. Right from the start he meets Eve and is instantly intrigued by her, but for most of the book he behaves as if he could take her or leave her despite feeling a connection to her.
Eve is also instantly drawn to Quinn but she also doesn't know he is a vampire. Ever since her brother was killed by two vampires, she has spent the past 5 years hunting his killers and taking out any who she feels deserves to die.
I don't want you to think I didn't enjoy this book, because I did. I just wanted so much more between Quinn and Eve. It didn't meet my "fated mates" desire in this book. I will keep reading this series, I just hope the author will give a bit more focus on the couple in the next book. ARC provided by NetGalley.
I love all her books except this one. The character story didn’t work for me and I found myself putting my book away a lot when usually when I read one of her books I don’t stop reading until I finish.