Title: Prey For Me
Author: Claudia Rose
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Buy Link: Buy Prey For Me Here!
Rating : You Need To Read
Reviewed By : Jodie Pierce
What would you do if you found a handsome vampire in your basement?
Burnt out from solving one violent crime too many, Detective Jessica Croft welcomes the chance to take a break from her job and throw her energy into renovating an old mansion inherited from her Aunt Rose. But Jess's life takes a bizarre turn for the worse when she knocks down a false wall in the basement of her new home and discovers Prey-an enigmatic vampire with a death wish-interred within.
Prey's unintentional liberation attracts demon vampires like bees to a honeypot. Caught in the middle, Jess becomes a reluctant pawn in their sadistic games. Hounded at every step and desperate to survive, she turns to Prey for help. Together they discover a union more intense and intimate than either could have imagined. But can they accept the terrible price they will ultimately have to pay to be together?
Sergeant Jessica Croft was forced to take some time off after killing a rapist stalker. The timing couldn't have been more perfect as her late Aunt Rose left her home to Jessica in her will. Jessica rented out her place and moved to the house in hopes of fixing it up and reselling it. During some basement wall removal Jessica meets Prey, a vampire directly descended from Dracula. He has holed himself up in the wall after his beloved Rose's passing in hopes of fading away or dying. He's insists Jessica leave him alone however once his evil sister Aphra and her demons arrive on the scene and hurt Prey he is forced to accept her help. Aphra makes it clear to Jessica that she wants Prey for procreation of the most powerful vampire of all time. She forces Jessica to take care of Prey under penalty of death. In doing so, Jessica and Prey fall for each other while trying to protect themselves from Aphra's attacks on Jessica. Will evil win over goodness? Will Jessica survive to love Prey and will he change her to live with him forever as a vampire?
Claudia Rose has put together an action packed story worthy of reading. The main characters were well developed and endearing to the reader. They had you rooting for them all the way to the end. The progression of the story moved along so quickly it was over before you realized and left you wanting more. The sexual chemistry between Prey and Jessica was very steamy and painted a great picture in the readers mind. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves vampires with a twist. Mortals protecting vampires is something new and fresh.