Charlotte Vail finds herself irresistibly drawn to one of Grochaire Realm’s top agents for the RIU – the Realm Investigative Unit – a man renowned for his ability to run criminals to earth. In turn, Mastyr Willem, while facing the toughest case of his life, has found himself in dogged pursuit of Charlotte, a human student at the local realm university. His mating vibration, dormant for decades, suddenly comes to life when he recognizes that Charlotte is the phenomenon known as a Blood Rose. When he takes her out on a first-date, passions soar. But as his relationship with her evolves, he discovers unsettling truths about the unique power she possesses and the connection they both have to the infamous Infinity killer.
But can Charlotte accept the new role she's meant to play in Willem's realm? And can Willem overcome the shame of his past to feel worthy of her?
SEDUCED is a passionate, paranormal romance, a vampire romance, set in the world of the Nine Realms. Caris Roane is the author of seventy published works, twenty of which are paranormal romances featuring sexy, warrior vampires and the women who love them.
Seduced does have an unusual beginning in that human, Charlotte and Mastyr vampire, Willem, are on their first date. Furthermore, not only is it their first date but the opening scene is when they have both gone back to Willem's home and are about to take their new relationship to a whole new level! Yes, expect to be literally thrust into a lusty scene but it's one with consequences! This passionate couple bonds, which is the very last thing Willem wants. Now luckily, he's friends with the troll, Davido (a much loved character in this series), but when he arrives to advise it's only to discover Charlotte is a rare blood rose! How is that possible when she's human? What will Willem do now as his past history prevents him from feeling worthy?
I'm really enjoying the latest turn Ms Roane has taken and whilst previously the stories focused on evil Fae and wraith/ Invuctus pairs, it's been an eye opener discovering the workings within the nine realms. In Seduced we learn of the Realm Investigative Unit that seeks to bring the worst criminals to justice but there's also a realm university that educates both human and paranormals alike. This really brings this series up to date as initially I thought the books had an almost fifteenth century vibe to them at times, as we only seemed to see inns and bakeries.
This couple is truly tested and it's an emotional story. Willem is in danger of losing Charlotte forever with the choices he makes. A well written story that pulls the reader in and left me wanting to read more. If you are new to her books and love very sexy vampire stories, then I heartily recommend her Men in Chains series. Although no matter what she writes, it's truly original and hot!
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.