By Michelle Hauf
Releases April 19, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.
Vail the Unwanted is a pureblood vampire. But raised in Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can't afford.
Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can't deny.
This is story takes place after events in Seducing the Vampire. One doesn’t need to read it first but I think it will make the back story of the brooding Vail more understandable. Also some of the minor characters in Forever Vampire were the major characters in Seducing the Vampire. I really enjoyed the small part Vail’s half brother Trystan who is a full werewolf played in the book. I hope he gets his own story.
Michelle Hauf can write a fun story with some very intense sex scenes. I think the most inventive one was the quickie on the silks. You will just have to read it to find out exactly what that means.
Vail and Lyric have a developing relationship that starts with Lyric faking her own kidnapping to avoid an evil faery and Vail employed to find her in exchange for information on his biological father. Both have there own motives and own issues they need to work through. With each other they learn to get through some of these issues while learning who there “real” family is. Family is more than blood. Family is who stands by one and loves one despite all.