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Friday, April 1, 2011

Lust and Vamp by Joyee Flynn



Lust and Vamp by Joyee Flynn
Anything Goes Book Two
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (161 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/M, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Toys, Voyeurism, Exhibitionism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Edelweiss

When Temp and the other demons from the Anything Goes Club go to rescue the captives from the Halfers, evil minions of hell, he discovers a small, gorgeous man that instantly captivates him. When he lifts the smaller man in his arms, everything feels... perfect, and Temp will do anything to protect Reid.

But Reid is a survivor, barely hanging on after being horribly abused and drained of blood. When the large demon unknowingly offers him more than he bargained for, Reid takes the opportunity to drink life giving blood back into his body, too far gone to know he is binding them together for all eternity.

Temp is shocked when he discovers his offer to give Reid whatever he needs created a mating bond to the alluring vampire. Is it something they can both live with after all they've been through? Or did they just ruin each other's eternity?

I am always amazed by the capability of the soul to endure seemingly impossible trials and still be able to let love in. Lust and Vamp, the second of Joyee Flynn's Anything Goes series, deals with the healing that takes place between tragedy and happily ever after.

Temp and Reid face many challenges that threaten their existence together, but never compromises their love for each other. This unconditional love is one of my favorite themes in romance stories. The protagonists get together at the very beginning of the book so that the reader has a front row seat to their blooming love.

Ms. Flynn is uniquely clever in her creation of exhilarating and erotic scenes. Temp and Reid are physically breathtaking and their dialogue is flirtatious and seductive. I loved that each steamy encounter was different. Sometimes their lovemaking was sweet and tender while other times the heat level set the pages ablaze.

These men are positively perfect for each other and will endear themselves to you well before the end of the book. Their willingness to sacrifice their own well being to protect their other half is impressive. Temp, the dominant character, breaks free from the typical distant and moody alpha portrayal to show a surprising capacity for devotion to his mate. Likewise, Reid, in the submissive role rises above the cliche by showing an inner strength that was quite admirable.

I have included a Forced Seduction tag with this review due to the recounting of events by one of the main characters. It is in no way used by the author to describe the relationship between Temp and Reid. While the story is written in first person from Temp's perspective, I felt that Reid's emotions were effectively represented. I would recommend reading the first book in this series, Lust and Fae, in order to understand events in the beginning of this book.

Lust and Vamp was a charming tale with strong characters, and authentic emotions. I heartily recommend this romance to you because I find myself craving the next book in this series more than my next chocolate fix. Kudos to Joyee Flynn for authoring yet another remarkable story. I'll end with my favorite quote from the book: "My life is an open book to you, my mate," I replied... "Anything I do you can know about, everything I have is yours, and all of me belongs to you."

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