Taris, the oldest living vampire, is no stranger to loss and heartbreak. He is all that holds the Nines together as they struggle to save themselves from total extinction.
Enter the beautiful and briliant Dr. Sarah Bridgeman, whose medical research has resulted in a breakthrough for both humans and vampires. Her work may be the salvation this weary band of guardians has been looking for.
Taris needs to reach Sarah and enlist her help—before those aligned against him can act. Can a vampire king convince a stunning young scientist to save a species that isn’t even supposed to exist?
For now, only one thing is certain: no science can explain the explosive chemistry between them.
As the oldest living vampire, Taris is leader of his clan and refuses to watch those he loves suffer anymore. By chance he learns of groundbreaking research being carried out by a pair of Doctors and sets out to see if the mixed immune system trials could help save his race. Taris is not alone in hearing about Dr Sarah Bridgeman’s discovery though and when he arrives at her home he's not the only vampire looking for her. No a huge unwanted blast from the past is about to rear its ugly head!
Sarah is finally on the cusp of helping transplant patients when everything she believed in gets turned on its head. Vampires are real and one in particular is large and proud and in her living room! So what if he's gorgeous? He has no right to just kidnap her but the more Sarah learns about Taris and his people the more entwined in their lives she becomes. Is it possible, can her work really help these mythical creatures? Science can explain anything but can it explain just what's happening between Sarah and Taris?
So yes, Chaos and Moonlight is the first in this series and I note it's compared by many to a particular vampire series involving a Brotherhood. I don’t see any similarities just because several warrior type vampires live together in a mansion. This book has a plot line that was quite unique with its slant on preserving the vampire race and whilst I'm hesitant to give spoilers I didn't quite buy into the pace of things that happened as the story progressed. It felt quite original with the way the various vampires are portrayed but the "bad guys" were just not my cup of tea. That being said, I thought the idea of a transvestite henchman really added a little something and I thought the violence also felt essential because you know blood, gore and vampires really do kind of go together!
As a romance, Chaos and Moonlight didn't really work for me as the couple just seemed a bit too instant. Yes, Taris is written as smoking hot but Sarah is referred to as plain and I suppose he could have been wowed by her sexy smart brain but it just all felt too quick and instant. One minute talking, next minute being attacked by a huge angry (not to mention hungry) vampire and yet Sarah loves him? I missed the chase I guess.
When the book ended I was left with questions and I'd really like to know what happens next as the supporting characters are very interesting. A couple who've been torn apart for two hundred years and the possibility of redemption for truly heinous crimes are just some of the things that need addressing. If I had one niggle, it would be the disjointed dialogue as occasionally it seemed to jump about a bit and there's scenes that maybe need more work but that's what good editors are for.
Great potential here and I'm sure many paranormal romance readers will snap this up.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.