Olivia was born a slave and her parents were slaves to Anslaw and Vakentina Santoro in Sorrento, Italy. Anslaw was the leader of the Council, they make and enforce to laws for the supernatural races. In exchange for their protection Olivia's family agreed to work for the Santoro family. Then one day their only son, Lucian, asks Olivia to play with him and to be his friend. They have to keep their friendship hidden from both sets of parents. As they grow older their friendship turns into love. They are soul mates. The night they plan to run away together their families somehow find out. Olivia is taken to the home of a man who wants her, but he only wants her because Lucian loves her and he hates Lucian. When he gets her with child only then does he let her out. He wants her to tell Lucian that she does not want him and that she is already married to someone else. After years of abuse from her spouse, she is free after his death. But she is still not happy. She is still in love with Lucian, still dreaming of him. Olivia is ready to end it all, she is tried. Her sons don't need her anymore and she believes Lucian will never forgive her for what happened in the past. There is trouble between her boys. She wants to get them to be closer before she dies so that they will not be so alone. When Julian calls Olivia asking for help she jumps at the chance to bring the brothers closer. Julian believes Kaden is killing women. Olivia is determined to find out what is going on and find the person who is doing the killing. It looks bad for Kaden because all the women are ones he has been involved with. They try to keep things quite so the council doesn't send someone to bring him in. But they are too late and the council does send someone and to Olivia's shock it is the head of the council, Luncian. He knows Kaden is Olivia's son. Will Olivia be able to find the true killer before it is too late? Will Luncian help Olivia prove that her son is not a killer? But the biggest question is can Lucian forgive Olivia before she is gone forever?
This is the first in a new series called Misfits of the Lore. What a great start. This book will grab you from the first word and not let go until the end. This new to me author will have a place on my keeper shelf. With this story you get a different take on vampire romance. The interaction between the main characters was great. I cannot wait for the next book in this great new series. Keep an eye out on her website www.jehopkinsauthor.com for the release date of the next book.
A Vampire Out to Clear Her Son's Name.
A Former Lover Bent on Revenge.
But Neither is Prepared for What Happens Next...
Vampire couple Olivia and Lucian were forced to separate nearly two centuries ago, but now a series of murders has brought them back together. Their task? To investigate who's responsible for the grisly killings. And the prime suspect is none other than Olivia's son, Kaden.
For Olivia, the reunion brings back all the pain of their shattered love-a love she abandoned to marry another. The decision held fateful consequences for herself and her troubled, warring sons. But her new mission also offers a chance at redemption as she risks everything to prove Kaden's innocence-and put back together a fractured family before it's too late.
Through it all, Olivia faces the seemingly unyielding hate of Lucian, a powerful leader of the Council, the enforcers of all immortals. He's determined to seek vengeance on Olivia and her son-but can his hatred withstand the love his heart can't deny?
The first book of the Misfits of the Lore series, Lover's Betrayal challenges everything you thought you knew about vampires and the paranormal. Savvy, sexy, and full of surprises, Lover's Betrayal will keep you guessing right up until the finale.