I really enjoy vampire stories but somehow missed the Blood Courtesans series. "Escape" was my introduction to that world. And what an intro it was. I found Max and Flora to be exciting and fascinating characters. While this story isn't the first in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. Flora was so strong yet so vulnerable. I wasn't so sure of Max at first, but he quickly grew on me. The immediate chemistry between the two was enhanced by the slower pace of their coming together. The plot was exciting and the passion between Max and Flora almost explodes from the pages. This is a short read but a complete story. I've since read the earlier books in the series and highly recommend them. Great way to spend a cold winter night!
Flora was half wolf and wants nothing more than to escape her cruel father. Being a Blood Courtesan doesn't sound so bad. All she has to do is be food and provide sex to a powerful Vampire. Then she'll have the money to leave for good. What could possibly go wrong?
Welcome to the world of Blood Courtesans. Where Vampires are real and blood is a commodity that can give me my means of escape.
Money. Freedom. Escape. That’s my only reason for selling myself, body and blood, to Maxwell Steele, this cold and lethal being before me.
I’ll go to any lengths to escape being a prisoner within a Wolf Pack, including offering myself as a Blood Courtesan to a powerful and deadly Vampire. First I have to escape the Pack, and my Alpha father. Will Maxwell be strong enough to protect me? I hope so: he’s my last hope for freedom and to live life as I want. I pray I’ll survive, and I pray I’ll keep my soul intact. My name is Flora and this is my story.
“Flora, that’s a beautiful name,” Maxwell stares intently at me, his eyes raking from head to toe then back again, making my feet shuffle and my heart rate explode in my chest. “I think you’ll do nicely for my time here. Remember, Flora, you are mine for the duration of my visit. All mine. After I leave you will get paid and can go on with your life however you see fit.”