Dark Companion (Vampire Architects #1)
*Submitted for review by author*
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Erotic
Warwick, an Elite member of the Vampire Architects, was chosen as Isla’s Protector at the moment of her birth. Four decades later, he struggles to hide the love he harbors for his charge. When the time comes for her to learn of Warwick’s existence, lust is a beast he can’t contain, nor can Isla fight her instant attraction to this mysterious “stranger”. The pair comes together in a frenzied feast of flesh.
But their intimacy has consequences. Consequences for Isla, when she discovers her lover is a vampire…for the team of Architects, who are struggling to save her from a horrific future…for Warwick, when he’s forced to wipe every trace of himself from Isla’s memory.
Isla, Warwick and the Architects will soon discover love isn’t so easily erased. And while fate may have dark designs for Isla…destiny has other plans.
This read intrigued me from start to finish to the extent I couldn’t help but devour it in one sitting. I found the whole Vampire Architects/Protector concept interesting to learn about and follow, and the twist at the end of how Isla was able to reconnect with Warwick at the end even after the erasure was a great touch.
I like how the author gave the female lead, Isla, an empowering role. She was the one seeking out her own pleasure, taking charge and going after what she wanted, when it is usually the male going after the female for his pleasures. It was refreshing to read.
I am hoping this series continues so we get to see the other vampires find their partners. I am particularly interested to see who Dorian will end up with and the circumstances they will find themselves, it’s going to take a strong woman to tame that hot-head. I give this read four and a half stars.
Rating: «««« 1/2