A vampire with a past stained with blood and a soul tainted with darkness, he is perfect in his self-control, never surrendering to his darkest desires. Now a beautiful witch in the shadowy fae underworld threatens to reawaken long denied hungers and tempts him with carnal pleasure.My Thoughts: Helllllllo, Payne. Man, tortured heroes just do it for me. There's something about a guy who's damaged yet willing to unburden himself if the right person comes along that pushes all my buttons. And Payne? Oh, he has that tortured part down. He's been ill treated for something that he had ZERO control over. The guilt he's been carrying around is an anchor he can't escape from. Now, the girl he finds himself falling for has a really good reason for needing to stay out of his bed, is hiding a fairly substantial secret, and needs him to use incubus abilities he hates to get what she's after. Poor guy can't catch a break, can he?
Payne despises the incubus side of his mixed genes and refuses to give it free rein, but when the wickedly sexy Elissa offers him a possible way to help a friend, he finds it difficult to resist paying the price, even if it will be his undoing—one night of passion at her command.
Elissa is a witch down on her luck until Payne comes crashing into her life. The dangerously handsome male is the key to fulfilling a promise she made, but he is also forbidden, and surrendering to the wildfire passion he stirs within her means risking ruin and death.
When one incredible night of fulfilling their deepest fantasies leads to more than just a pathway to keeping a promise and saving a friend, will they be able to overcome the barriers that stand between them and forever?
Lest you think it's all lies and unrequited sexual tension, it's not. Oh, the tension is there, but it gets taken care of. More than once if memory serves. And the lies? There's good reason for them. Elissa and Payne have to learn to trust one another with their deepest secrets and it doesn't happen at the drop of a hat. But when it does happen... oh, things are gooooood.
I love the cast of characters that are assembling at Vampirerotique. It's becoming a haven for the different supernaturals -- something I'm sure was never the intention when these men were all single and dedicated to the business of sexy blood shows -- and they're all banding together to form a strong family, blood ties or not. Unconventional family themes always make me smile.
Payne and Elissa were wonderfully fun and I am SO looking forward to the next story.
Books in this series
5. Bewitch - Paperback | Kindle
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