Despite saving her life, Val has no interest in feeding from the chubby human. It will be weeks before her need for him wears off, if she doesn’t go mad first, and he has no wish to have her pining after him and begging him to feed from her again or worse – have sex with her. Gravely injured and with no other choice, he feeds from Abigail and is intoxicated by the sweet taste of her blood. Determined to claim her, his obsession with her grows as she fights her undeniable attraction to him.
When Abigail is taken from him, Val will do whatever it takes to find her.
Author’s note: This is a novella of 27,000 words. It is book one of two in the ‘Other World’ series and ends in one hell of a cliff-hanger. It contains explicit and steamy sex scenes that may not be your cup of tea. It is intended for mature readers only.
I won't lie, I didn't care for Val the supposed hero as he's a total armpit and it was really hard to find redeeming qualities. Val is extremely rude, insulting and yet, does (finally!) have some feelings. I did like the ideas here and the creatures who we are introduced to though as it added a light touch. Due to Abby giving blood initially to Val, she's really in quite a quandary and her iron will really impressed me. Plus, Abby can detach herself with an almost Zen like focus that I hadn't seen done in similar books, so that grabbed my attention.
The Vampire's Kiss is the first in the Other World series, so does unfortunately suffer because of that as the world building and explanations are still developing, However, I must say it’s a story that doesn't shy away from physical attraction and the pleasures of the flesh (wink wink) but it didn't quite work for me. It ends on a cliffhanger so if you want to see the romance progress you will need to read The Vampire's Love.