*Not recommended for readers under 18*
From Goodreads: Jasmine is sick in bed when a sexy stranger breaks in and reveals she's suffering an irreversible case of vampirism. And because her turning wasn't approved by the Council, he must kill her once the transition is complete. In the meantime, the executioner offers to ease her torment with chocolate, hot peppers or sexual release. Fortunately for them both, Jasmine's kitchen is bare...
Corin's honor demands he do his duty, but he cannot execute the lovely woman while any part of her humanity remains. He must also find—and kill—her sire. Jasmine denies ever having contact with a vampire, causing Corin to question the justice of his orders. Sensing his hesitation, the Council dispatches another executioner, forcing the pair to make a run for it.Every hour they spend together—every sensual encounter they share—finds them growing closer. Now Corin will have to choose: kill the woman he loves, or go against everything he believes to set her free.
When I found this book on netGalley, I was unsure about how much I would like it. The synopsis did NOT do it justice, and I found myself really enjoying this read!
Jasmine and Corin's relationship starts out as nothing more than her being a "mark" for execution, but as the story unfolds, it quickly becomes one of the better paranormal romance novels that I've had the pleasure of reading. Both characters are interesting and captivating in their own ways, and this book tells of a struggle between love and duty, passion and resistance, and life and death.
Dee Carney's writing was easy to maneuver, and the words seemed to flow together well. Her world building was interesting, yet not over done, and the characters were created in a way that allowed me to relate to both of them with ease. Everything taken into account, this book is a great escape from reality that will leave you panting and pleasantly surprised.
My Rating: 4/5!