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The Vampire Dimitri - Colleen Gleeson

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      30.09.2011 07:19
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      An ok book.

      Dimitri, who is also known as the Earl of Corvindale has long since been deemed as a most displeasing man, looking down his nose at most people and avoiding all sociable occasions.

      After his old friend Chas has seemingly gone missing in action, he finds that the care of his three younger sisters lies with him, and knowing that certain "vultures" are circling, especially when it becomes apparent that two of the three women are gifted with the second sight, this does not seem a very enticing prospect.

      The elder Woodmore girl has long since assumed the authorative figure of the family, but at Dimitri's insistence they are soon ensconced within his home.

      Though Maia tries to avoid him (as she finds him incredibly annoying!), she soon finds herself drawn to him, as he is to her, but due to the fact he is actually an original Vampire, made by the devils own hands, he must try to resist her....but can he?

      When I first saw this book I actually felt like Christmas had come early. Not only is this book centred around vampires (a favourite of mine if you weren't aware!), but also set in regency times, so not only the blood lust but also the pomp and circumstance of society, I really had got high hopes for this book!

      At first the book led me to believe at the main character of Dimitri was going to be al "unrequited loves, and long abstained pleasures.." that of the flesh and also his instinct to drink human blood, though thankfully that didn't last too long!

      There is a real sense of sexual chemistry in this book, with there being a varied mix of humans, vampires and associates (fang bangers if you like!), with the sex scenes being quite fruity, although there weren't really enough of them for my liking!

      The rest of the book however was a bit of a let down, I liked how the existence of the first vampires was explained in detail, and how subsequent ones are known to be weaker, almost diluted versions of the originals, and also the many memories these 5oo year old vampires have, with each having some sort of tragedy that brought them to the attention of the devil in the first place.

      The up to date storyline however felt quite weak and at times predictable, though there is a lovely little twist at the end that leaves you almost dumb founded!

      This is not too bad a read as a romance book, but would have been better if the storyline itself was a bit less predictable.

      Price wise this has a RRP of £7.99, but can be purchased for much less via www.amazon.co.uk

      Thanks for reading x

      ISBN 978-0-7783-0461-6

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