Tempted by Rebecca Zanetti
Book 2.5 in the Dark Protectors Series
Humans with enhanced abilities such as Sarah Pringle has, are potential mates for the vampires. So the Kurjan's are trying to destroy their mates and possible mates with a virus. Max is one of the good guys. And he finds himself suddenly in charge of a small human girl, Janie, who makes his cold heart warm. Not warm enough to have a mate to protect as well...or maybe that choice is not his once he meets Sarah Pringle.
Sarah escaped the loony bin after two months of being drugged. She is able to touch something and know what was happening with the last person who touched it before...a loony bin did not have good memories. Running from the nightmare her step-brother caused by denying some type of murder by a vampire and than saying she's crazy, she ends up in the protection of a large handsome very male soldier. Did I mention large?
This is a series, book 1 is called Fated, book 2 is Claimed this is book 2.5, book 3 is Hunted, #4 is Consumed and book #5 is yet to be titled and released.
**Sexual situations and language.
On the run from a mental institution and her vindictive half-brother, it's safe to say that Sarah Pringle's happy life as a schoolteacher is on hold. Too bad that as far as self-defense goes, "run and hide" is the best she's got. And with the monsters that started her escape hot on her heels, that's not going to cut it for long...
That is, unless Sarah has a bigger, badder, hotter monster on her side. Max Petrovsky is right at the top of the list of alpha male ass-kickers. And he knows exactly what Sarah's up against. Good thing, because the minute he sees her something primal kicks in, turning everyday attraction into red-hot desire. As long as they're cooperating, why not mix some pleasure with business? Of course, Max should probably tell Sarah he's a vampire himself...
"Hot and fast from beginning to end."
--Kate Douglas on Fated