Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Blurb: Hell hath no fury…
The night Caden abandons Regina at the altar, she becomes easy pickings for Ripper, a Kinsman vampire who has been watching her, wanting her for his own. But a devastated Regina trusts no man, and in the handful of years since that night, she has been punishing her male prey and fellow vampires for her broken heart, earning herself the nickname “Rage”.
When a man loves a woman…
The victim of a vampire’s cruel manipulation, Caden has never forgotten Regina or the love they shared. Now, as a slayer of vampires, he seeks vengeance on the very creatures responsible for her death.
Until the night they shockingly come face-to-face, the vampire and the vampire executioner, and all the passion they once shared flares to life with a heat neither can deny. Vampire lusts, human passions and a love that could never die combine in a race to free Caden and release Rage, because death is coming as nightfall approaches.
Review: My heart was ripped out, aching for Rage. Thrust into the vampire world, her angst again mankind was palpable. And I do mean “man” kind. It’s men she hates. Yet her rage only masks the tortured soul within.
Caden is dark, mysterious and avenging his lost love. The moment he discovers Rage had my heart pounding. There was so much wonderful world-building, depth to character and sex that wasn’t just titillating (and the sex was hot) but the emotional punch made me breathless.
The surprise is the delicate way Ms. Sidhe reveals the layers of Ripper. You hate him. No, you love him. No wait, he isn’t the hero in the story, but for a moment, you want him to be. But no, Caden and Regina belong together. Right?
If you want a story that weaves a cocoon of intimacy, betrayal, revenge and redemption, this is a story that satisfies on every level. A cast of characters that add a richness to the plot and make me hope that there are more stories coming for these heart-stealing vampires. I could tell you that Ripper and his minions are all destroyed in the end, but thankfully I don’t have to. But I also won’t spoil the action packed ending. Oh, but I know you want a spoiler. Maybe I’m a sucker for a tortured soul, but I will not-so-patiently wait for another story and hope that Ms. Sidhe doesn’t let Ripper, Dean and Shade disappear into oblivion never to be heard from again.