"Book 2 of the Winning Virgin Series"
Winning Virgin Love is the second book in the
Virgin series. I really wanted to like the book, because it
has a couple key ingredients to a great erotic paranormal
romance, but it was ultimately the uneven flow of the
writing and difficulties with the plot that have left me
disappointed with this second book.
This book has a complex plot behind it, I think. The
problem is that the reader is not let in on the full story.
I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I am going to
give you an idea of the main players in this book. The
Spenser family is a powerful vampire family. Their main
enemy is another powerful vampire family, the Sabbats. For
some reason never fully disclosed, there are mortal women
who are chosen virgin brides for the more powerful vampire
families. Natasha, from the first book, and her sister,
Tabitha, were chosen brides. Natasha mated with Orlando in
the first book. Almonzo is Orlando's twin and he mates with
Tabitha. There is some sort of twist in the book involving
Tabitha and Darian Sabbat, but I will leave that out so as
to not spoil it for any future readers. The Sabbats are
developing some poison to kill other vampires using the
blood from the chosen brides. It was confusing
because nothing was ever fully explained. As I said, it is
a complex plot, but
just too much is going on with little or no explanation. I
would have either liked a longer book so I could get more
information or more time spent developing the plot within
the existing length.
Now for the good stuff! I really fell in love with the
characters! Tabitha is even more stubborn than her sister
was in the first book. She feels deeply, but is often
afraid to show her emotions. Almonzo is a hot alpha vampire
who provided me with unexpected humor. Tabitha and Almonzo
share an explosive passion, but it got nearly overwhelming
as the sex took up a high percentage of the page count. The
entire Spenser family is just full of personality
and they are all so loyal to one another.
I don't regret reading this book and have every intention
of seeing this series through to the end. I am hoping that
the third book may bring me a fully developed plot to
compliment such wonderful characters.
Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted July 21, 2009