Friday, July 1, 2011

Hard Bitten

Hard Bitten
by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires, book four

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... (description from

I love this series and Chloe Neill never disappoints. Her writing is just the right amount of snarky and steamy. Merit is one of my favorite kick-butt heroines and yes, I'll even give you that Ethan is one HAWT master.

I can't say too much because this is the fourth book in the series and it's hard not to get spoilery all over the place. I will say that I love "Mallocakes" and want to eat some immediately if they are real (Are they real, Chloe?? Don't hold out on us...) and that I loved Merit and Mallory's relationship in this book. I loved watching the steamy flirtation between Ethan and Merit. I loved the action, the deception, the betrayals, and the vampire politics.

AND THEN CHLOE DROPPED THE BOMB. Let me just say when you finish this book if you are not picking your jaw up off the floor, you didn't really read it!! Whoa. That's all I can say WHOA. Chloe Neill says to trust her, though, so I'm going to try. I'm super curious, though, to see where things are going in the upcoming, Drink Deep!

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