Wednesday, May 21, 2014

La Amore di Vincenzo by Rosalind Scarlett [Review]
La Amore di Vincenzo (Anam Céile Chronicles #2.5) by Rosalind Scarlett
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 25, 2014

The Anam Céile Chronicles
0.75. Donovan's Struggle
1. Cailín
1.25. The Awakening of Celeste
1.50. The Sins of Zahrah
1.75. The Falling of Katja
2. Soeis
2.25. The Submission of Giuliana
2.50. La Amore di Vincenzo - Kindle
2.75. The Seduction of Gretchen
3. Leannán

Rosalind Scarlett
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
"The first time I laid eyes upon her, I was instantly mesmerized by her softness, her beauty. I knew at once that I was done for... never would I want another woman."

Vincenzo was reasonably happy with his life. He had a stylish place to live and a job most other men would die for-- having sex with multiple partners every night and servicing wealthy clients in the VIP, male and female alike. For years now, he had been one of the star performers at Sanguelascivia, a swanky erotic nightclub in Venice for the Vampire elite.

But then Giuliana wandered in to the club, a destitute young widow who had nowhere else to turn. She was nothing like the other women there at Sanguelascivia. Sure, many of them were gorgeous and naturally, he enjoyed fucking them, but none of them ever interested him in the least. Perhaps it was merely because Giuliana was not yet hardened by this lifestyle. She was beautiful in a soft and compassionate kind of way that he had not known in a long time.

Never had Vincenzo seen anyone quite like her.

And now, he could not seem to get her out of his mind.

Nor did he want to.

Vincenzo begins fantasizing about Giuliana during his every performance with the other women. Then he must agonizingly witness her initiation performance with two men. Will he be able to stand it, or will his emotion get the better of him?

Will they ever be scheduled to perform together so that he may know the pleasure of being with her? It is as if someone is determined to keep them apart...

But then something happens which forces Vincenzo to act quick, altering the course of both of their fates forever. He has to make the most difficult choice of his life-- fleeing Sanguelascivia, and the woman he loves.
Thoughts on La Amore di Vincenzo: We first met Vincenzo in Guiliana's story and after a long bout of unrequited longing, the two finally manage to fall into each others' arms. Things look rosy at that point, but, as we find out here, circumstances separate the two of them and Vincenzo is forced to flee.

But... before we get to the fleeing, we see Vincenzo in all his sexy glory. He's a talented individual who takes the stage every night to entertain Venice's vampires with lurid sex acts with both men and women. While he's captivated by Guiliana's beauty and innocent spirit, he also knows he has a good thing going at Sanguelascivia and he enjoys the variety of partners he's given.

Until, that is, Guiliana becomes the only thing he can think about.

Vincenzo's decision to run without telling Guiliana why was kinda harsh, but I can see where he was coming from. Seriously, though, it wouldn't have killed him to wake her up and just explain things. But, since everything worked out well in the end, I'm going with it.

Overlapping with both Guiliana's story and book 3 in the series, we get to see Vincenzo's take on Aislinn when he first meets her (it's kinda funny, btw, that his reaction is so different from everyone else). Overall, this is a very sexy, very explicit story that's perfectly in line with what Vincenzo does every night at Sanguelascivia.

And if you want to know how things turn out, you'll have to grab book 3. *grins*

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