Friday, July 2, 2010
by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires, book three
Shapeshifters from across the country are convening in the Windy City, and as a gesture of peace, Master Vampire Ethan Sullivan has offered their leader a very special bodyguard: Merit, Chicago's newest vampire. Merit is supposed to protect the Alpha, Gabriel Keene - and to spy for the vamps while she's at it. Oh, and luckily Ethan's offering some steamy, one-on-one combat training sessions to help her prepare for the mission.
Unfortunately, someone is gunning for Gabriel, and Merit soon finds herself in the line of fire. She'll need all the help she can get to track down the would-be assassin, but everywhere she turns, there are rising tensions between supernaturals - not least between her and a certain green-eyed, centuries old master vampire.
(description taken from Amazon.com)
Let me just say I was stoked, no, beyond stoked to find this on the shelf at my local Borders, since it doesn't officially come out until Tuesday. What a stroke of luck. I rushed home, opened it, and steadily devoured every word! I love this series and every book keeps getting better.
Merit still kicks some major butt and with a great, snarky attitude that I am absolutely 100% behind! Woot. Without giving spoilers, I'll tell you that we get to see a LOT more of the shapeshifters in this one. I especially loved getting to see more Jeff, who happens to be my favorite of ALL the guys. Yes, even including Ethan. I am Team Jeff all the way.
However, I will admit that chapter eight...oh chapter eight...is very, very steamy and well worth reading. No more on that right now...you'll have to read for yourself.
Here there is betrayal, family loyalties that are divided, lust, revenge, jealousy...all the elements that make me flip a page almost faster than I can actually read it! I am so ready for book four to come out...like tomorrow!!