very nice plot for a vampire/werewolf book! Set in the 1920s(unusual), with a strong female vampire lead (unusual). little bit of everything thrown in...mobsters, pack power struggles, vampire bites, etc. Enjoy!
This was a great book 1 of a new series for Krinard. Mobsters, werewolves, vampires, oh my! Lots of wonderful characters and an unlikely love story. I had difficulty putting it down. I loved it.
In the vast sea of paranormal romance the thing that stands out the most about this series is the time period-vampires and werewolves in 1920s New York. To my knowledge this hasn't been attempted before and for that alone, the author is to be commended.
Allegra Chase is a fiercely independent vampire woman who is searching for a friend who has recently disappeared after having been turned vampire himself.Griffin is a werewolf who spends his life hiding from his wolf-side in favor of a society that is unaware of the existence of non-humans. He joins forces with Allegra when his own good friend goes missing and he suspects a connection to the vampire clan. As they fight to save their friends, they are drawn to one another and ultimately fall in love.
The setting and time period are quite interesting, and surprisingly perfect for characters like vampires and werewolves. The night clubs, the fashion, the gang wars,the societal restrictions all blend seamlessly with the paranormal world in which vampires and werewolves fight to keep the peace between their races, and to keep their existence hidden from humans.
The plot, while difficult to follow at times, is fairly engaging. There is a lot of action and mystery to be had along with the romance.
Allegra is a very interesting character. She embodies the defiant 20s flapper type, full of her own independence and sexuality, not afraid to break rules. Griffin is a fitting balance for her in an almost opposites-attract sensibility.
If there is an issue with this book at all, it is length. Some of the content, while engaging, was unnecessary and could have easily been cut to the chase. Krinard seemed to be concerned with fitting in as much detail as possible, and it simply was not needed-it can become tedious and hard to follow.
I would recommend this book to both paranormal and historical fans, with the caution that much of the content is more this than romance