One touch is just the beginning… He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual, black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night – or this man – is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly and in that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed – a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite. Her future inextricably bound up with the black-haired stranger’s, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction and the darkest pleasures of all…
I agree with a lot of other reviews that this is very similar to the first book in J R Wards BDB series, but so are a lot of others in this genre. This doesn't mean it wasn't any good, i thought it was well written, had a few little twists that i didn't see coming and the characters are interesting and well developed. One tiny little thing that had me rolling my eyes was the heroine Gabrielle referring to her vamp as her "dark lover".
I enjoyed reading it, thought it was a good first instalment to a series and I'm looking forward to Kiss of Crimson.
'Gabrielle's heart accelerated with a mix of anticipation and fear as he moved away from the door frame and walked into the room. She looked at him, really looked at him, for what he was: ageless strength, wild beauty, unfathomable power. A dark enigma, both seductive and dangerous'