I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
It was not a bad story, it was well written, I was entertained and even drawn into the story.
But I didn't love it. At all.
It was a lot of "meh" feelings and I mostly wanted to be done with it.
Maybe because the whole vampyre thing was a let down after the "Elder Races" that had been introduced and that are all more alluring and more original and more powerful than your good old vampire. It just fell flat compared with the rest of the series.
Xavier was the genuine good guy and was always said to be "dangerous" and oh so deadly. Well, I haven't seen anything of that, so he remained the good guy.
Tess started out really really strong. The scene at the vampyre ball where she wanted to attract a patron? Priceless - surprising, different, really really good.
And downhill from there. Of course the sports and the better nutrition led to a slim and perfect body and in some short weeks she became gorgeous.
There was the best onset to be really different for a romance novel - really keep her unmemorable looks and make her special because of brain and character.
To make her beautiful only in his eyes!!!
Like it is in the real world - where my husband thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world (which I am very definitely not), because he loves me above everything else.
How about that? Make me see Tess as something beautiful without having her lose weight - that would have been a marvellous book.
Oh, and the slow burn? Didn't work so well here.
Not enough interaction, so it felt more like insta-love. And boring on top.
Of course I'll continue with the series, but this one was a let down.