Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Imajinn Books
Released on April 26, 2019
Hot vampire lords? This series has those in ample supply. In this latest installment, Scotland is about to be won from a horrible vampire leader by Lachlan McRae. Lachlan is still under two centuries old, but has spent over 150 years trying to right a horrible wrong done to his clan by the vampire lord of Scotland. Julia Harper is a beautiful CIA agent going for her own revenge against the same lord. When Lachlan and Julia cross paths, sparks fly all over the place and eventually they team up. Quite the delightful team, I must add.
A new Vampires in America book is always welcome sight for me. I am still working my way through the series as time permits, but I still request a new one that shows up on Net Galley when I see one. Not sure, but I think they have all been 4 to 5 star reads every time. By now readers of the series know pretty much what’s coming with each new book. It’s time for an American territory or now European country to get a better, less oppressive, and more just leader. Times are changing and all that. In order for that to happen, a vampire must have an almost magical power that other vampires are not imbued with. These men feel the need to rule if they are strong enough. Lachlan is definitely strong enough. Julia Harper is strong in her own human way. She’s CIA, rich as one can possibly be, and has the brains that go along with the CIA job. When one of her longest and dearest friends gets killed by the Scotland lord, she vows to kill him. Of course, she has no idea the amount of power these vampire lords hold inside them.
Julia went to an exclusive French boarding school with Cyn. Cyn is Raphael’s mate, also known as the strongest vampire in the world. So when Lachlan asks for an “in” with Raphael from Julia, the two undertake the journey to California for a visit with the vampire ruler. If there’s such a thing as main characters of this series, it’s Raphael and Cyn. They have been featured in several books and even more novellas. So it’s always nice to catch up with the pair. They are, after all, the reason most of us readers fell in love with this series in the first place. Of course, most of the action switches back to Scotland.
I enjoyed the characters of Julia and Lachlan and all the Scottish scenery, accents and the back story of how Lachlan became a vampire and ultimately why he is working so hard to take down the brutal, but cowardly, lord of Scotland. Personally, I think these two are going to be up in the top three of my favorite couples to date from this series. I loved their chemistry and banter and really appreciated how strong Julia was when she went up against Lachlan’s equally strong personality.
Reynold’s world building is still fascinating to me. These vampires are known about by human’s, mostly feared, but still have a place in the world. Needless to say, it hasn’t always been that way. Vampires have their own code of honor, their own politics, and police each other. Human law enforcement could never really police them anyway, due to a vampire’s ability to scrub minds.
For adult readers that enjoy paranormal romance, this is the series to try-if you haven’t already. There’s always plenty of action, life and death moments, romance and really hot sexy times as well. You can start anywhere in the series and still get a pretty much standalone romance, but I would suggest starting with Raphael, book one and still my favorite.
Whole series is highly recommended. This one, 4.25 stars!
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