Jordan K. Rose asked me if I would be interested in doing a Spotlight for the release of Call me Valentino by several great authors. She sent me an ARC of A Vampire’s Penance. While I have ordered the collection, it does not come out until today, so I have not read the other books in this boxed set, but I plan to. This is the first book by Jordan K. Rose I have read, and it was excellent. I found it highly entertaining and will definitely be looking for the upcoming books in this new series.
Raffaele Valentino is attracted to Nurse Maddie Van Kool, but because of his dark past, he will not consider a relationship with her, even though she has been casting out lures for him for years. When he is injured and needs around the clock nursing, he is faced with spending a great deal of time alone with Maddie.
When he realizes Maddie is not going to get over her attraction to him, he reveals his sordid past to protect her from the monster he believes he is. Will Maddie turn away in horror when he tells her his secrets, or will she embrace him in her love?
I thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted read. The story is fast-paced and kept me turning the pages on my Kindle as quick as possible. I must say that for such a short story, the characters are well-developed and the romance between Rafe and Maddie is very believable. I was rooting for Maddie from the first for her to get past Rafe’s shield. I always enjoy a good Vampire romance and this one just hit the spot. Happy reading!
- Paperback: 484 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (21 January 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1507668074
- ISBN-13: 978-1507668078
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 807 g
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