Raphael, Vampires In America 1

Raphael - D.B. Reynolds

Malibu, California-home to rock-and-roll gods and movie stars, the beautiful, the rich... and vampires.

Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives. But when, in a brazen and deadly daylight attack, a gang of human killers kidnaps the one female vampire he'd give his life for, Raphael turns to a human investigator to find his enemies before it's too late.

Cynthia Leighton is smart, tough and sexy, a private investigator and former cop who's tired of spying on cheating spouses and digging out old bank accounts. When Raphael asks for her help in tracking down the kidnappers, Cyn's happy to accept. But she soon realizes her greatest danger comes not from the humans, but from Raphael himself.

Battling Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires, and betrayed by those they trusted, Cyn and Raphael find themselves fighting for their lives while caught up in a passion of blood and violence that is destined to destroy them both

 

 

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this one, Cyn & Raphael have some petty smokin' chemistry. It is interesting how the vampire hierarchy is structured. While I did like Cyn and Raphael together, it is so frustrating watching them maneuver around each other, neither wanting to admit to needing the other. Lots of action, some much needed ass kicking and with the sparks that fly between Cyn and Raphael some very hot sex. 

Book provided by Author/Publisher via NetGalley for an honest review