Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review for Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank - 5 out of 5!


A hidden society of vampires—and the humans they love—are at the heart of this opening novel in a biting, all-original series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga.

Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire, soaking up nourishment from the sun—and, only when necessary, drawing sweet sustenance from humans who are pure in body and spirit. As the right-hand man to his queen, Rafe is a key player at a historic peace summit in New York City, which will unite the vampire nations against a common threat: the sycophants, who feed on humanity and kill indiscriminately. But Rafe’s fascination with a beautiful blond police detective may put everything at risk.

Detective Renee Holden has never worked a homicide quite like this. The victim has twin puncture wounds on his neck, and the only eyewitness swears she saw a vampire. Now’s definitely not the time to get distracted by a seductive stranger. But the suave, darkly austere, exotically handsome Rafe DaSilva is a hard man to deny, and as Renee falls under his spell, she also falls prey to his enemies. Desperate to protect her, Rafe lifts the veil on a shadow realm she can only visit—a world of intoxicating power, terrifying dangers, and forbidden pleasures.


I really enjoyed this! I enjoy the different take on vampires. I've heard of energy vampires before, but haven't read many books featuring them. I like Frank's writing, the POV's do go back and forth within the same paragraphs, but that doesn't bother me. Renee is a police detective, who comes across a victim with weird bite marks on the back of their neck. Rafe is an energy vampire that decides to get closer to Renee to see how much information Renee is gathering. Rafe doesn't count on the attraction and connection he feels with Renee. Renee is very intelligent and capable, but how she feels about Rafe makes her step outside her comfort zone. These two are too cute together! Rafe is a good guy vampire, and he's a sweetie. Renee has a hard time being vulnerable and she's used to being self sufficient. She does a great job of it too! She's a tough cookie. The connection between Rafe and Renee definitely has those steamy elements. These two have some hot times! There's some suspense elements with a murdering vampire on the loose, and other bad vampires on the loose. I enjoyed all the action scenes, and loved the romance. I read the 2nd book first, and loved it, so I'm really looking forward to more in this series!

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