Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Review: Vampires Never Cry Wolf

Vampires Never Cry Wolf (Dead in the City #3)

by Sara Humphreys


 Sadie Pemberton is the DJ at the hottest vampire club in New York City, and she loves her freedom almost as much as she hates werewolves. She has no desire to tie herself to anyone for eternity—even the deliciously sexy Killian Bane—werewolf prince and heir apparent who has been sent to patrol the city.
But Sadie bears the mark of the moon—the mark that Killian has been looking for, the mark that's meant to reveal his perfect mate. How can the fates be so cruel? Even more importantly, how is he ever going to change her mind?
Themes:  vampires, shifters, paranormal
Rating: 4 stars
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NYC will never be the same now the wolves have moved in on the vampire territory and big changes are coming to the hidden world of paranormals when two unexpected lovers find each other.  This series is a spin off from the Amoveo series and the characters continue to make the stories interesting and you never know what might happen next in this world.  I have enjoyed each new installment of this series, learning something new about the characters and their legends and finding out that I wish I had the imagination Sara has.  This story revolves around the attraction that has been simmering between Sadie and Killian since they encountered one another in the last book, but I never imagined just how awesome their connection would turn out and how much their relationship would change their worlds.  The story takes several interesting turns, but at its core, it remains a love story between two people that have been searching for their other half and had almost given up hope.  I am really looking forward to whoever has the next story in this series and seeing where this amazing world will take us next. 
Sadie and Killian have their differences but the attraction between them is undeniable and when they find themselves in close quarters there is no way they can keep their hands off each other. While Killian is chasing after Sadie, looking for a little fun, he never imagines that she is the woman of his dreams—literally.  As they get to know each other more and embrace the passions they bring out of each other, the truth of their meaning to one another comes to light and changes them both forever.  The fate of their worlds lies in the way they handle their burgeoning relationship, but outside influences put them and their loved ones into danger they never anticipated.
Sadie was the type of heroine I loved, full of sass, determined to protect herself and her loved ones, and willing to give her heart only to the right man and she’ll make Killian work to prove he is that man.  I loved seeing the changes in her and the way she embraced them even though they scared her a bit. She obviously is a fighter in every sense of the world and as she fights with Killian and against their enemies at his side; her spunk and courage make her an ultimate warrior.  Killian is a bit of an arrogant bastard at first, but as we get to know him, more we come to appreciate the man he could be with the calming influence of a good woman.  He leads with his heart, but uses his head as well in all decisions, making him a dynamic leader and sensual lover.  I liked seeing him fall at Sadie’s feet and work to prove to her that he is the man for her.  When they team up against their enemies he never forgets the fact that she is beside him, letting her do what she needs to help, but keep her safe at the same time. 
I didn’t really know what to expect with this novel, mainly because we have only gotten glimpses of Sadie’s character in the past and I wasn’t sure if I would like the new roles she’s been taking in the coven.  She is growing up and becoming an integral part of her world and when she begins to change and embrace her new life as Killian’s mate we know that she will be a great ruler by his side.  Killian’s sweet side thankfully overcomes his arrogance and finds a way to prove to Sadie that they can have a happy and full life if they mate and join heart and soul.  The heat between Sadie and Killian flares any time they are in the same room and even when they are just thinking about one another you can feel the strength of desire they have for one another.  The villain in the story was hidden right until the end, even though I had my sessions, and the way Humphreys sets up conflict is so beautifully done that you never realize you’ve been had until the big climax.  I enjoyed every second of this book and am looking forward to seeing more of Killian and Sadie in future novels, much like I enjoyed seeing couples from the previous novels interwoven in this one.  There seems to be an endless depth to the imagination of the author and I know that whatever comes next I will grab it as soon as it’s available and love it just as much.  If you’ve missed previous stories in this series (or in the original series of the Amoveo) you might find yourself missing some of the finer details but you will by no means be lost, so my recommendation is to read Sadie and Killian’s story and once you’re hooked go back to the very beginning and read them all! 
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

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