Today's review is on Bleeding Hearts by Ash Krafton
when I say that I have read just about every vampire book out there from
Anne Rice to L J Smith. It now takes a book with a unique twist to not
only keep me reading, but to also get a 4 star rating from me. Ash
Krafton's Bleeding Hearts did just that. It is not just a story of good
vs. evil, nor is it your average love story. It's a story of Hope and
of helping others.
Sophie Galen has a big heart. Her undying
optimism led her to seek out a career in nursing but sadly she cared to
much. She became disheartened that the ones that really needed the help
didn't always get it. Now she's an advice columnist for The Mag, has a
purely platonic relationship with her ex-boyfriend, and still finds time
to give change to the local bums.
Having basically given up on
ever finding the kind of love she once shared with Jared, she is
surprised to find that she is instantly attracted to a man she has just
met. Marek is basically sex on a stick. Tall, Dark, Handsome, and
exuding power. Little does she know that the hint of danger that she
"feels" from him may very well be the death of her. Toss into a world
where Vampires and Werewolves are real, deer sweet Sophie will never be
the same again. And with her love, neither will Marek.
complaint about Bleeding Hearts centers around the character of Jared.
As a character of such great importance to Sophie, he made a drastic
disappearing act in the second part of the book, and well, didn't last
through to the end. That, in at least my opinion, could be improved on.
Sexy without the sex is difficult but Krafton does a decent
job. I could do with a little more though. You can show me a little
more without being graphic. Don't hold everything back Ash.
All in all, Bleeding Hearts is a great addition to my bookshelf, and hopefully yours too.
4 of 5 stars
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