Series: The Vampire District, Book 1
Author: Marcy Jacks
Length: Novel (123 Pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (February 23rd, 2013)
Heat Rating: Low
Heart Level: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: The humans are tired of living in fear of the vampires. Hawke West, a skilled assassin, is sent on a mission to kidnap any important member of a rich vampire house in the hopes of finally starting an open war instead of allowing the vampires to pick them off. The problem is that the vampire he kidnaps is the very one who freed him from slavery as a child, and now he finds himself not only protecting him from his vampire-hating village, but also falling for him.
William Delany was running from an arranged marriage when Hawke came back into his life. Though their former relationship was of a master and servant, they were still children together, and he hasn’t forgotten the man, and Hawke has become very handsome indeed. Now, Will’s only concern is whether he should escape or stay with Hawke where his future, and the length of his life, will be uncertain.
Review: Pretty much raised by vampires as slaves, Hawke had managed to escape when he was a child with the help of a vampire child William. Now Hawke was a grown man and a very skilled assassin and he had just kidnapped William to be a pawn. The only problem was he was slowly falling in love with William. Hawke is a human with the strength and loyalty to his clan. He has hated the vampires for their superiority but was starting to care for a vampire. William is the youngest son, and was about to be sent to an arranged marriage, so he had attempted to escape his family only to be captured by Hawke. William was tender, caring and had the capability to love those around him.
This story seem like it was in the old days, but every once in a while it seems like the future term. Each character has their strengths, their weaknesses, differences but they seem to fit just right together. I really love the paranormal romances, especially with different types but this story was just a bit harder to get into for some reason. It was still a very good read though. Especially the sexual scenes and the danger surrounding them. Even with the difficulties of getting into it, once I started reading I didn’t put it down.
I have always loved Marcy’s stories and once I got into the story this made my list. I can see myself reading it more than once.