Crimson Dichotomy: Seduction by Aubrey Ross
Publisher: Changeling Press
Length: Short (86 pages)
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Action/Adventure
Other: M/F, M/F/M, BDSM
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Bittersweet
When a desperate Dichotomy seeks the help of a ruthless vampire in her quest for vengeance against the elder council, a team of hybrid “Sentinels” is dispatched to ensure their safety. Much to his chagrin, Steffen Ziegler is assigned to the pampered only daughter of Councilman Ruiz.
Bella seldom leaves the safety of her family’s estate, so she finds Steffen’s intrusion ridiculous. Determined to dissuade the enigmatic Sentinel from shadowing her every move, she provokes and seduces him. She doesn’t expect to enjoy the game quite so much or to crave the pleasure she has only known in his embrace.
Steffen is enchanted by the tempting vixen, but unfortunately the danger is real. He must focus entirely on protecting Bella, even if that means resisting the unexpected attraction raging between them.
Crimson Dichotomy: Seduction is a sizzling, hot romance story that left me utterly wordless.
Aubrey Ross threads a story of creatures unheard of before, but with a power of attraction that left me hooked.
Beginning with the amazing Dichotomies: transformations, night, day, different personalities, powers…I won’t spoil things and say more.
Then she introduced the Sentinels (doesn’t that sound impossibly sexy and dangerous at the same time?) And she left me awed and craving for more.
I didn't have to wait and crave for long, because Payne and Taerok came along…vampires in full force: lusting for blood and wild ravaging sex.
Her original imagination, involving not only those powerful bedding scenes but the story itself and the creatures she’s created are, simply said, impressive.
The story is not only sex and a story line of murder, disappearing clan members, and bodyguards; it’s the story of a deep profound love that rises between two beings (Isabella and Steffen) that consider themselves different, but that in truth are just two separate puzzle pieces waiting to fit together.
“I just can’t help feeling like we’ve only shifted the focus,” Isabella says at one point in the story, and it’s true. By the end of the story the only thing that left me slightly disappointed was the destiny of Taerok and Payne--it was as though the focus had shifted. I really hope Ms. Ross has another part somewhere around, because I’m definitely grabbing it!