Stephan's Monster is book two in the Vampires of Vadin series. It’s not as good as book one, but I wanted to find out more after reading the first book.
I just didn't really like how dark and psychopathic Jayden was. Stephan was a strong character though he still some extra work. He felt a bit stilted. The romance didn't flow as well as I would have liked. Because of that I didn't really care if they got together or not. That's not usually the type of books I like to read.
Because this is the second book in a series I say if you liked the first book you will want to read this one because characters from the previous books show up in the next one.
I will wait for the next book in the series to come out. I want to give it a shot as the series started off so well.
Jayden knows he's a monster. The people he killed were horrible, but it didn't change what he was. And being taken in by Stephan Everwood at fifteen hadn't changed his homicidal tendencies. Yet ten years later he finds himself struggling to be someone he's not. Then, despite thinking he lost most of his emotions years ago, Jayden discovers that not only is he not as empty inside as he thought, but that his monster is more present than ever before. Stephan freely admits he has some issues. His self-doubts could be unrelenting and Stephan's need to fix things tended to go too far. It blinded him to Jayden's struggles. In the end his refusal to listen to what Jayden was trying to tell him has unfortunate results. When Stephan finally accepts who Jayden is, he must also face all that he had locked away inside. Their difficulties brought them together. Their love healed them. And when the past tries to tear them apart, their darkness saved them.