Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Title: Raphael
Series: Vampires In America, #1
Author: D.B Reynolds
Rating: 3 Shooting Stars

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.

Raphael begins when the Lord vampires Raphael's needs help locating the only female vampire he cares about. So in order to do that he hires Private investigator Cynthia to help locate the humans, and to figure out what happened to the missing vampire. Cynthia's worked for vampires before but she never expected something like this to happen, and now she slowly missing her boring life as a P.I. with this new faced paced job she's working. This case takes her on a dangerous road with vampires, betrayals, and a major attraction to the lord vampire himself. But she knows it is a bad idea to mix business with pleasure especially if the pleasure comes from a vampire...

 This book was interesting. I wouldn't exactly call it good, but it wasn't bad either. At first I was sort of frustrated with it because I didn't understand how a lot of things worked, and I didn't really feel like it was explained very clearly. I also felt like there wasn't much emotion coming from the main characters either. So that frustrated me. Beyond that I did enjoy the story, even though I felt at times it seemed to just jump around from thing to thing with out much explanation or reason why the story was going that direction in the first place. And now the ending was equally frustrating. I felt it seriously left us hanging, with no conclusion at all. I was like dang, it's really over? It was just crazy. But now I am wanting to read the next book so I guess in a way it was a good thing they way it ended.

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