I’ve read each book in this series and I’ve liked every single story.
In His Ruthless Bite, Lord Darkwood is ready to collect a favor or two. His life in the country would be great if it wasn’t for all the mothers throwing their daughters at him. He needs a wife STAT so he can carry on with whatever it is vampires do, and he knows who’d fit the position just right. He plans to have a marriage of convenience for the next 50 years. He’d give Lenore security, gowns, a roof over her head, and all she has to do is become his baroness.
Lenore is traumatized by her kidnapping and the men that raped her a year ago. She’ll be forever grateful to Lord Darkwood for taking her into his home after she escaped her abusers. Even though she returned to London, she knows one day soon Lord Darkwood will ask for his favor back. When she’s summoned by him, she’s frightened but knows she can’t deny his request.
When Lord Darkwood proposes their marriage of convenience she accepts, so long as their marriage isn’t consumed. Both think their arrangement may work just fine until they start spending time with each other, and little by little realize they want their relationship to be real and not a farce.
I think my favorite scene is when Lord Darkwood punishes her by biting her and drinking her blood. I wish he would’ve done it more than once 🙂 That was a pretty hot scene.
Will I continue reading this series? Heck yeah.
His Ruthless Bite
The Lord Vampire of Rochester doesn’t do a favor without a price. And now it’s time to collect.
Gavin Drake, Baron of Darkwood is being pestered by nosy neighbors and matchmaking mothers of the mortal nobility. To escape their scrutiny, he concludes that it’s time to take a wife. After witnessing the young vampire Lenore’s loyalty to the Lord of London, he decides she is sufficient for the role.
After surviving abuse from rogue vampires, Lenore Graves wants to help other women recover from their inner wounds. She befriends mesmerist John Elliotson and uses her vampire powers to aid him with his patients. When the Lord of London declares that Lenore is the price the Lord of Rochester demands for aiding him in battle, she is terrified. Will all of her hard work be destroyed by Ruthless Rochester? Yet she can’t suppress stirrings of desire at the memory of their potent encounter.
After Gavin assures her that the marriage will be in name only, Lenore reluctantly accepts Gavin’s proposal. Determined to continue her work, she invites John Elliotson to Rochester. As they help women recover from traumas, Lenore explores her own inner turmoil and examines her attraction to her husband.
Gavin realizes his marriage is a mistake. His new baroness’s involvement with the mesmerist is dangerous. He knows he should put a stop to Lenore’s antics— yet her tender heart is warming his own and tempting him to make her his bride in truth.
As Lenore and Gavin’s relationship blossoms, the leader of a gang of rogue vampires embarks on a quest for vengeance against Gavin… using Lenore as his key.