Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals-and they’re camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are…tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else.Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn’t help that she can’t tell who’s on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who’s tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago’s supernatural society-a world full of vampires who seem ready to fulfill the protesting human’s worst fears, and a place where she’ll learn that you can’t be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands…
Aaaaarrrghhh! Some of the characters in this book are sooooo annoying. Celina and Darius both deserve a smack in the gob they are so irritating. That’s not to say the story is bad – in fact it’s brilliant and my border line hatred of these two characters proves that it was once again brilliantly written.
Sexual tension at it’s height again and it’s not just the relationship between Merit and Ethan that is proving to be a bit of a roller coaster.
Without spoiling the book for those who haven’t read it, I won’t say too much about the story, except to say that the ending is a complete shock and all those waiting for Drink Deep are desperate for some sort of miracle.
Well worth the read though!