by Tina Folsom
3.5 of 5 Stars
Approx: 28,000 words
Venice Italy 1800s
Viola has been given three months to live but she refuses to die a virgin. She travels to Venice where she wants to experience physical pleasure with a man without causing a scandal for her family. Afterward, she plans to take her own life to ensure she exits the world painlessly and with dignity. Unfortunately, the man she meets in a disreputable club couldn't be a worse choice for her plans.
Dante, a hedonistic vampire, saves Viola from a violent rake. To stop her from seeking out even more dangerous men to find carnal pleasures, he offers her a night of passion in his arms, only to discover she's a virgin.
Viola flees, disdainful of the sex act and determined to end her life ...Events force Dante's hand ...
The romance in this book is short and sweet, with all the right elements. I really liked Viola, she was a determined woman who knew her mind. She had one goal, to know the pleasures of a be(wink, wink) and she was dead set on finding a good looking man to do the job. Damn, did she find one! Dante is a sexy vampire who has no problem showing Viola a thing or two or three or...You can tell where this is going.
After a week of passion, Viola's illness is getting worse and she had decided she would end her life before the pain consumed her. So, what can a vampire do to save the life of the woman he loves? I won't give it away.
This is an enjoyable read and, it being a novella, was quick. There was romance with a nice amount of spice (not as much as the first within the series - a little disapointing). I did feel that Dante was a bit full of himself and self-centered, then again, you do see his character change...In the end, I had mixed feelings about this book and gave it a 3.5.
I really enjoyed the first book within this series, Venice Vampyr. It was oh so smexy - you can read my review here.
Warning: Both books have graphic sex scenes.