Fair warning: you have to be pretty open-minded to read this. If you're not, that's too bad, because you're missing out on a great story. Cory meets, and falls in love with a vampire, Adrian, and an elf, Green, and there is a touching love triangle between the three. Although the development of these relationships is a big part of the story, it isn't the only thing that happens. The preternatural community is being targeted by someone, killing them off in a gruesome manner. Cory, Adrian, and Green, with the help of the rest of the supernatural community under Green's protection, set out to find out who's behind the killings. What they turn up is something from Adrians past that all thought was long put to rest. That terror has one name, Sezan.
Amy Lane does such a wonderful job with this story. The emotions that each character feels are so real. I found myself rooting for Green to be part of the duo of Cory and Adrian; silently encouraging Cory to get past her hang ups over it, willing her to see that Adrian was perfectly fine with it. I kept getting frustrated each time Green was, well, thwarted would be a good word. I mourned the losses along with Green and his community. I was shocked and dumfounded at the end, even exclaiming out loud (which probably made my neighbors think I'm crazy) because, well, what happened at the end, I did not see coming. The story, the characters, the action, the emotions, all of it, are so excellently written, it is well worth the read.
I read alot of genre books, and rarely re-read. Vulnerable is one of my top 5 favorites, which I've already read several times. Readers will love the well developed characters, and feel pulled into the emotions of the story. Makes me cry (and I usually hate that) to watch the heroine grow and learn to love...wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
I'm amazed this fabulous author hasn't been picked up by a major publisher.
Caution - this book is from a small publisher and contains some typos and editing errors. IMO the excellent content transends this annoyance.