Series: Venetian Hills 01
Author: Ezra Dawn
Length: Short Story (61 Pages)
Publisher: Ezra Dawn (August 20, 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts
Blurb: Joel McCray is the Alpha of the newly formed Venetian Hills Pack. After being forced from his old territory because of issues with another pack and a coven in the area he’s brought the pack back to the area he came from. When new issues arise it’s going to take the help of his ex-boyfriend and the local coven to get them sorted.
Alistair Vonderheide is the Master of the Venetian Hills Coven and an extremely old vampire although he doesn’t look it. He’s spent centuries waiting for his beloved so when he catches the man’s scent he’s more than excited. Until his second in command crushes that happiness with a single sentence. Refusing to be ‘that guy’ Alistair resigns himself to starvation.
Will Joel be able to solve his problems in time? Will Alistair die without ever knowing the love of a fated mate? Or will Fate decide to intervene before it’s too late?
Review: This story ties directly into the Asphalt Bay Series and it is recommended that you at least read books 1-4 before starting this one. I will admit that I read this one before I read the first book in the Asphalt Bay series. I did it backwards.
Joel left his pack to form a new pack with him as alpha. He is married with a son, but they are not fated mates. Which is what is missing from his heart. With the help of his men, he locates some vampires held by a cruel scientist. He needs to see if the coven near him will take them in.
Alistair is a very old vampire but he only looks like he is in his twenties. I wish I had that power. When his second comes in, he scents his mate off of him. Then he finds out his mate is married with a kid, he is set to die without letting Joel know. Too bad Joel’s wife has something to say about it, she has found her mate also. Wow now she is a kick.
When I first started reading I almost put it down thinking that this was a m/m romance with a female added in. So thank god I went ahead a kept on reading. Now this is one of those instant love and sex kind of books, which doesn’t appeal to me very well. Also the author made them more human then paranormal, in the fact that she actually makes the alpha seem weak. Which is not a good idea also. What saved this was the fact that it was funny as hell. I got a kick out of it, but I do hope this author doesn’t continue with the weak alpha part. It makes it look a bit off in a way. I still had fun reading it and can’t wait to see what the next book will be like.