Friday, May 6, 2016

Cptivated by a Vampire by @SusanGriscom

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Title:  Captivated by a Vampire
Author:  Susan Griscom
Captivated by a Vampire (2)
She's a vampire. He's human and the best investigative reporter in the city. Their worlds mix as well as oil and water, but their attraction to each other is electric.
Josh Barrett knows his priorities—reporting the news as quickly and accurately as possible by day, drinking himself into a self-loathing stupor by night. His workaholic tendencies can’t completely mask the broken, depressed man he is inside. The horrific night that changed his life forever and left him broken-hearted and alone is forever fresh in his thoughts. But the torture is no less than he deserves. Until a beautiful, sexy, and utterly mysterious woman enters his life and changes everything. Chelle is absolutely enchanting, her allure captivating and the reporter in him is determined to learn all of her secrets.
Newly turned vampire Chelle Masterson only wants to find her place. Her unrequited love and devotion for her maker Lane has left Chelle broken, vowing to never fall for any man again. She’s determined to find her way in the scary new world of the immortals and begs for the chance to prove herself—to prove that she’s capable of surviving without the others. Unfortunately, she meets trouble head-on with her very first victim and ends up face to face with a very charming and handsome stranger. He seems to only want to help, but can she trust him?
As Josh slowly wins Chelle over, she decides to utilize his skills as a reporter to help uncover her past—a dark past that she cannot remember, but one she desperately needs to learn. Being around him is addicting, their connection undeniable, and she finds her will to keep him at arm’s-length dwindling.
The simple act of a Good Samaritan spirals into an obsession—much more than either of them thought possible. Their love becomes unfathomable, but it may not be enough to overcome the hurdles standing in their way…
*This read is recommended for ages 18+ due to mature content.

My Review:
I loved book 1 in this series, so when I got the chance to read this one I jumped on it and devoured it in one sitting. Susan Griscom knows how to write paranormal romance perfectly and she spices them up to where I have to fan myself throughout the entire book. 

Chelle and Josh have such an amazing chemistry. I wanted so badly for them to heal each other and let their passions turn to more. "Alluring, Tantalizing me with her beauty. Sweet mother of God, help me. I was falling in love with a vampire." 

What I also loved was getting to see Chelle's point of view as a newly turned vampire that doesn't end up with the vampire that turned her. I could feel her raw emotions float off the pages and understand her pain, fear and even anger. This made her character even more compelling. "It was the little things in life that I missed most. Just because I was a vampire, didn't mean I couldn't still do those things. In all my pouting and depression about being forced into becoming immortal, that was something I'd forgotten."

It was also great having all the characters from book one involved in the story. I already felt bonded with them and a familiarity that made this book even more fantastic. This is one of my favorite series by Susan Griscom and that's saying a lot since I love all her books. Hot and steamy fun read, I highly recommend it!
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Susan Griscom writes paranormal and contemporary romance. She daydreams often, and sometimes her daydreams interrupt her daydreams. She loves when a story takes hold and pulls her into the fantasy. She’s hooked on sexy romances and is a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with steamy romance, of course. She lives in Northern California with her romantic husband and together they have five great superhero kids and eight mini-superhero grand kids, so far. Aside from daydreaming, she's a voracious reader, but she loves those days when she gets to sit around in her sweat pants, writing emotionally charged stories about love and violence fueled with chocolate chased with a gallon of coffee.

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