I breezed through the majority of this book. There was nothing that particularly jumped out at me as being bad or disrupting the flow of the story, but at the same time, nothing really struck me as being amazing. The world-building works, the characters aren't one-dimensional, the dialog flows, but it all just left me cold.
In the end, I didn't really find this that different from any other vampire romance. In a word, it was fairly forgettable. There wasn't anything that ever grabbed me and dragged me into the story. I never had a moment where I was holding my breath, waiting for, praying for the next moment. I cared in a vague manner for the HEA, but only insofar as not having one would have made me mad. I wasn't able to get personally invested in their happy ending, mostly because I never saw what made them fall in love with each other and anyone else on the planet.
Vengeance, blood, duty, insta-love, insta-lust, vampire badasses, powerful alpha male, feisty female -- this has it all. It's not a bad choice at all if you're just looking for a decent book to while away the time, but if you're looking for a bit more, I'd suggest moving on.
Kenric St. James is out for revenge. Over 300 years ago, an ancient female vampire turned him against his will and killed the woman he loved. He’s spent more than a century building an Enclave of warrior vampires who have sworn to defend humanity against his evil sire and her minions. But when Kenric finds a woman he finally burns to claim as his own again, Kenric knows loving her means giving his sire another target.Emily Ross just wanted a fresh start. She’s a survivor, coming off the tail end of an abusive relationship, and craves time alone to learn who she is and to save the home that holds her heart. The last thing she needed was a controlling, alpha male calling all the shots. Meeting Kenric might just have changed her mind, though. He is wrong for her in all the right ways. But in order to keep her heart from breaking, he first has to keep the hordes of evil vamps from stealing her very breath.