Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review: A Vampire's Promise by Carla Susan Smith

A Vampire's Promise
Release Date: June 5, 2014
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN:  1601832907
ISBN13 9781601832900
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Trust Your Instincts
Rowan Harper is nothing but a smart-mouthed bookstore clerk with a crappy love life on the night she walks into Rosie's Bar. Most of the drama in her life is borrowed from her best friend's adventures. But when she meets Gabriel--tall and movie star gorgeous--everything changes. Never mind that she turns down the drink he offers, or that he brims with secrets she can't begin to guess at. He ignites a desire in her she never suspected--and shows a fascination with her she can't explain.
He has no family, no job, no bank account;he knows where she lives and her favorite flower. An aura of mystery cloaks him, even as Rowan grasps for facts, even as she fears an answer that could destroy her happiness. Gabriel can guide her through a wonderland of new sensations. But only if Rowan trusts him enough to follow. . .
I snagged a copy of this book off of NetGalley on a whim and I was very pleasantly surprises with how much I enjoyed it.

Rowan first spots Gabriel from across the bar checking her out and although she is very drawn to him, and feels like she knows him she keeps her distance and can't understand why he would be attracted to her. He doesn't give up that easily though and finds her in the parking lot. Against her better judgement she agrees to a date with him the next night.

The attraction between Rowan and Gabriel is instant and their relationship explodes pretty quickly. Gabriel is extremely secretive but Rowan looks past a lot of that because of her feelings towards him (I would not have been able to do that) . There were a lot of surprises in A VAMPIRE'S PROMISE and I loved how It was really hard to guess at them. I was left with a lot of questions still by the end, but I had a basic understanding of the situation so that was nice.

There is a horrible cliffhanger but thankfully book 2 comes out very shortly after A VAMPIRE'S PROMISE. The pacing was great and with all the emotion I felt like I was right in the book along with the other characters. I found it to be a very fast read and enjoyed it so much I contacted the author and then the publisher for a review copy of book 2 (did I mention the cliffhanger SUCKS?) . Maybe wait to read it until A VAMPIRE'S SOUL comes out July 3rd!

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.