"Come meet the first of the sexy Spenser vampire family!"
Orlando returns home to Scotland after suffering a huge
loss at the gambling tables in Las Vegas. He is met by his
disappointed parents and ordered to return to Las Vegas.
The Elders have decided to grant him permission to find a
suitable life mate, and with that grant comes a few terms.
He must find his mate in Las Vegas, she must win more than
she has lost, she must be a virgin, and she must know that
he is a vampire and be willing to join him in immortality.
Orlando doesn't want to find a mate, because he enjoys
playing with an endless supply of ladies. However, he
cannot defy the order sent down by the Elders. On his first
night back in Las Vegas, he senses her come into the room
and knows that his mate has arrived. He turns to see her
and beholds Natasha. She immediately pulls him under her
spell. Orlando has no idea the amount of frustration or the
amount of pleasure that Natasha holds in store for him.
Orlando has a huge ego and knows that he is sexy and
irresistible to mortal women.
Natasha knows the first time that she meets Orlando's gaze
that she belongs to him. That doesn't mean that she is
going to give over her virginity so easy, especially when
she learns that he is a vampire and that she has no choice,
because she is a chosen one.
Sparks flew between Natasha and Orlando from their first
meeting. Natasha knows all about vampires and vampire
brides and has no intention of giving up her virginity or
her old life. It was fun watching her struggle with her
desires, only to finally give in to her fate. Natasha is
spoiled and used to getting her way, and she blew hot and
cold so much, it became frustrating for me. When she
finally gives in, she gives in fully, and that was as sweet
as it was a relief.
Orlando's huge ego got in his way a time or two, but he was
so taken by Natasha, he gave in to her whims quite a bit. I
nearly laughed at seeing his ego knocked down a time or
two. His instant love and devotion to Natasha was evident
and I enjoyed watching him persuade Natasha to accept his
gift of love and immortality.
The end of this book sets us up for the next installment of
the series, involving Orlando's twin brother and Natasha's
sister. By their initial meeting, I am sure that their
courtship is going to be just as exciting and difficult. I
look forward to reading of Almonzo's fight for Tabitha.
Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted July 7, 2009