Kiss of Crimson, by Lara Adrian

19 Jul

Format: Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published: December 1, 2010 (first published May 29, 2007)
Publisher: Robinson
Back cover blurb:
With one reckless, irresistible kiss, Dante binds Tess to himself for eternity.

He comes to her more dead than alive, a huge black-clad stranger mortally wounded and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, vet Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. But in a single erotically-charged moment Tess is plunged into his world – a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swathe of terror.Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need – and yet his touch has awakened in her hidden gifts and desires and a hunger she never knew she possessed – and bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to overcome the deadliest of enemies.

My review:
I loved this much more than Lucan’s story, so I’m gonna give it five cupcakes. Dante was just yummy, and I loved Tess and the dog… actually, I’m a bit worried about the dog. It wasn’t seen again after Tess ran into Rio in the infirmary, was it? LOL, I hope he didn’t eat him!

The plot involving Crimson and the drugged-up Darkhaven vampires was nicely done, with great suspense and likeable secondary characters in Chase and Elise. I see the next book features Elise and Tegan, who had a lovely moment in this book to set that all up. I’m really keen to see how she unfreezes the scary warrior 😉

I thought Lucan’s book was very like the BDB, and this had its moments too, but while Dante and Tess reminded me of Vishous and Jane (the visions/her medical occupation) they were sufficiently different for me to not keep thinking this was a JR Ward ripoff. I also love the cover – that colour is gorgeous. I’ll definitely be reading book 3 soon.

My rating: 5/5

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