Author: Robin Badillo
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Buy Link: Buy The Betrayal Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed by: Layne
Jason Craft is a vampire on a mission. Destroy the last of the rogue vampires he’s been enlisted to hunt and he’ll be released from a century old vow made to his creator. Freedom from his obligation is so close he can taste it.
Jazmine Fabré has spent the last fifteen years caring for her adopted younger brother, a vampire with autism, who was attacked and turned by her very own sire. All she wants is justice on his behalf and as fate would have it, Jazmine’s sire is next on Jason’s hit list.
Thrown together on a mission to hunt him down, they find more than they bargained for on their quest…they find each other. As the hunt heats up, they soon discover how hard it is to take down an enemy when they don’t know who it really is.
Will hidden secrets and betrayal destroy them before they have a chance start a life? Or were their lives fated for separate paths all along?
Hunting can be a dangerous sport when the prey has all the ammunition.
In The Betrayal, Jason Craft is an enigma. He’s a vampire assassin, killing rogue vampires while pining for a love lost long ago. Immediately you know this isn’t an ordinary vamp. Robin Badillo shows us his vulnerability up front, but one can’t afford to get snared by that. She writes him lovingly and in great detail and this reviewer can tell Ms. Badillo has an extra-soft spot for him, but Jason is as deadly as they come. He’s given up much for the sake of his liege and it’s a bitter pill, sending him to alcohol and rendering him immune to much physical contact with the opposite sex.
Paired with a dark-haired spitfire on his latest assignment, Jason is attracted, but that cannot interfere with his duty. He’ll do it and he’ll do it well.
Jazmine has her secrets, making amends for the faults of her own sire. The man on her hit list is Jason’s next target and though she’s not happy to be hunting alongside play boy Jason, it isn’t long before these two are burning up the sheets.
I adored Ms. Badillo’s writing style and flow. Secrets are everywhere in this story, and Ms. Badillo draws it out slowly and intricately. There were some I saw coming and some I didn’t. I enjoyed this journey into The Hunter’s world, and especially can’t wait for the next installment. Judging by the tears that stung this reviewer’s eyes at The Betrayal’s epilogue, it’s gonna be a doozie.