Published: June 6th, 2011 by Norah Wilson
From Goodreads: Delano Bowen has been a medical doctor for a very long time. More than 170 years, in fact. For much of that time, he’s been searching for a way to reverse the curse foisted on him by a vampress who sought to own him. With the emergence of medical technology, he now also aims to develop a vaccine to protect the vulnerable from predation by rogue vampires. After a century of searching, he thinks he’s found the key to his vaccine – a surviving descendent of the Merzetti family. The Merzettis were virtually hunted to extinction over the years by rogue vampires who feared the anti-vampirism properties in their blood.
A foundling, nurse Ainsley Crawford has no idea that she carries a genetic gift, and Delano aims to keep it that way. He must keep her close, and ignorant, for he can leave nothing to chance. He manipulates events to ensure her unwitting cooperation. But when Delano’s arch enemy Radak Janecek mounts an all-out assault to destroy Delano and the fruits of his research, Delano is forced to draw Ainsley even closer to protect her. Inevitably, the attraction that has sparked between them from the first flares hot and urgent. Ainsley sees no reason why that attraction shouldn’t be consummated, but Delano knows succumbing to it is not just ill-advised; it could literally be the death of him.
I really enjoyed this novel. With the over-saturation of vampire romances out there I was a little hesitant and thought this may end up being something that is just like all of the others out there. But this was really a unique take on this genre. The idea that there is a sort of “anti-vampire” gene that Ainsley had that was transferable and potentially dangerous to vampires made this story really interesting, and of course the love story that much more dangerous. I think there was a lot about this novel that was cleverly written and I really enjoyed the story. I found myself reading through it very quickly. The action was quick and nothing in the storyline was overwhelmingly complicated or made me wish that parts had been left out of the novel, which can sometimes happen in the paranormal genre. Overall, this is a really fun read for a fan of paranormal romances. It is a little spicy so if you’re looking for a sweet romance, then this isn’t for you, but I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to sink their teeth into a new romance and escape reality for a while. 🙂