Rees Morgan is working as an escort making great money with no strings attached. He has no interest in more, or he can’t afford to have interest in more. Rees is a vampire, and long term relationships with human women make for complication. When he steps into a coffee house after an interesting night of work he spots Rachel McCready and can’t help but talk to her. When trouble comes his way and endangers the woman who has intrigued him it reminds him of why he set boundaries in the first place.
Rees may seem to have a tough exterior, but obviously he is very lonely. After close to two centuries he can’t forget the loss he endured when he was still human. Rachel lost her husband two years ago. Now she is a single woman raising two young boys, but she misses having someone to share her life with. They can sooth each other’s battered souls if they can risk their hearts.
This story really surprised me. I wasn’t sure what to think when I began the book to see a vampire escort, but Rhine really delivered. Rees Morgan’s story is very passionate. I loved the characters, including Rees’s boss Kian and frenemy Nik. Although he was not a huge focus in the story Nik has quite a presence. I also liked how Rhine gave an extraordinary couple ordinary relationship problems, for example the uncertainty of where a relationship is heading, do they feel the same, etc. The interactions between them felt very real. Rhine writes with a lot of detail that gives you the “big picture” so you can’t but immerse yourself into the story.
Rhine writes with a lot of detail that gives you the “big picture” so you can’t but immerse yourself into the story
This is the second book in the Vampires of the Chesapeake series, but it stood alone pretty well. I do want to go back and learn about Kian though, and I am definitely on board to read the next book that will belong to enigmatic Nik!
by Teresa D. at Vampire Romance Books