Master Of Darkness
Published 2006 368 pages
Eden Faveau is a somewhat reluctant vampire hunter. She would have rather been on holiday looking at volcanoes but family duty means that she has to cancel her plans and meet up with Clan vampire Sid Wolf instead. Eden and Sid are to work together to bust a drug ring that is selling dangerous drugs to Tribe vampires (Tribe vampires are more your traditional type of evil vampire who see all humans as prey.)
Eden mistakes Laurent, a renegade Tribe vampire, for her Clan vampire contact and thinking he is Sid she takes him to the safe house and briefs him on the plans.
Laurent is ever the opportunist and sees this as a way to get Eden (a computer whiz as well as a vampire hunter) to break the encryption on the laptop that he has stolen from the leader of the Tribe Manticore vampires. The laptop is hiding the location of the Tribe’s wealth which Laurent wants for himself. He doesn’t care about drug rings or vampire politics but soon he does start to find himself reluctantly caring for Eden, who isn’t going to be happy when she finds out he’s not Sid…
I really enjoyed this book I liked it much more than the previous books in this vampire romance series. I think that it was more enjoyable because Laurent is a reluctant hero rather than a vampire with a huge masculine hero complex!
He is a renegade and if only interested in looking out for himself but once he meets Eden he starts to change. His instincts to protect her win out over his own self interest (although as she is his destined bond mate it probably is in his best interest to look after her!)
Eden, the reluctant vampire hunter is also an interesting character and she obviously has to adjust her thinking about vampires when she starts to find herself attracted to one. All in all, there is plenty going on in this book with both realistic interesting characters and an exciting fast paced plot.
I actually rate this book as four and a half stars out of five
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