Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
Even vampires should never sleep with the enemy.
Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it's been a
while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his
bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he's
a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And
claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers.
Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless
encounter, she finds herself consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan
battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and
keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire
and claim the vampire as his own?
**may contain spoilers**
One thing that matters to me when reading a romance is the story line. If it doesn’t have a good story, then the romance goes out the window for me. I did not have to worry about this in Shadow of the Vampire. When I first read the summary I was intrigued. Dragons and Vampires, very hot. Declan Black finds himself king after his parents are murdered by the vampires. Alexia is a vampire princess, who is preparing to ascend to the throne. The Dragons and vamps have a long history of fueding. Both Vamps and Dragons are looking for the very powerful Crystal of Draco. Things start to heat up when Declan is captured by Alexia. The world that Meagan Hatfield creates is great. The story is full of tension, drama and great fights scenes that make you wince. The romance scenes are very hot and steamy. I liked most of the characters in this book. They were strong and vulnerable. The only character I didn’t like was the evil, truly bad, step dad. Meagan outdid herself when she made Lotharus. The ending left an opening for more books. I liked this book and can't wait to read more by Meagan. Check out Meagan Hatfield’s website for more details.
I received this book thanks to netgalley, Harlequin and Meagan Hatfield . This in no way influenced my review.
Summary is from Meagan Hatfield's site and picture if from Goodreads.