Elena finds herself rocketed from comfortable predictability to supernatural insanity courtesy of her own private angel of death who happens to have the sexiest accent on earth and a body to match. Her death angel is convinced she’s some kind of freaky half vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster.
Yeah, right. She’ll play along, but then she doesn’t have much choice seeing how as the guy claims to be some immortal law enforcer and has taken her prisoner.
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Nikolai Itzov had expected to fight the urge to torture the progeny of his father’s murderer, but he’d never anticipated battling the urge to kiss her her.
As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his charge from the Underveil General is clear: Kill her or die. He has been told she is one of them--an Undead. Nothing but a parasite to be destroyed. But he has been told wrong.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans.
With her analytical mind and his centuries of training and experience, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
Elena is an ordinary woman working in what she sees as an ordinary job but her world is about to change dramatically when she gets caught up in a drug store robbery. Shot and left for dead, the most beautiful man appears and Elena has no doubt in her mind he is the angel of death! What she doesn't expect is to wake up and be told by the annoying man that she is really a vampire and it's his job as a Slayer to kill her! Nikolai, as the King's nephew, knows his duty and it's to protect the world from rogue vampires. Unfortunately, his latest mission leaves him with a bit of a dilemma as Elena is half human and has not yet turned into an immortal vampire. She also has to be the most tempting female he has seen in a long time! Determined to fulfill his duties, he attempts to bind her but something totally unexpected happens and Elena and Nikolai end up connected soul deep in a way that leaves Nikolai no choice but to save her. In a world filled with danger, can Elena really trust Nikolai or does she need to keep running before he finally chooses to obey his orders and kill her?
This was a truly fabulous read, full of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Yes, it's very saucy so be prepared to need a cold shower but it's also a fun adventure as the two central characters stumble from one problem to another. I thought Nikolai was the stuff of many a naughty dream but he's also a noble hero who never wants to take advantage. Boy, does he have huge problems to solve and no he can't do that alone. Steps forward our heroine, Elena, who is far more then she at first appears to be. She has led a sheltered life but shows her true mettle and she's a very courageous heroine. I loved that her true antecedents were shrouded in mystery and as her journey continued and she learnt the truth, the reader is taken along for the ride too!
I do love Ms Clarke's world building here and I am beyond curious to read more about these diverse characters. From time folders to uber sexy vampires and even elves, I just want to know how the story continues and fear not it's not the dreaded cliffhanger. Unique, sexy, and action filled, Love Me to Death is a book that kept me rapidly turning the pages.
I will be tracking down the next in this series and heartily recommend this book to lovers of paranormal romance.