NOTE: This review WILL contain SPOILERS!
And yes, I am late again with a review… No excuses this time, just that thing called life getting in the way. So without further ado, let’s get to this…
Scotland—sweeping forests, tumbling waterfalls. . .and towering highlands where vampire warriors have ruled for centuries.
Lethal and charismatic, vampire Lachlan McRae woke on his first night to death and devastation—his clan slaughtered, his fortress destroyed. One hundred and fifty years later, driven to avenge the murder of everyone he loved, he’s ready to hunt down and kill the one vampire who was behind it all—Erskine Ross, the Vampire Lord of Scotland.
Beautiful, smart, and cool under pressure, Julia Harper is determined to prove she’s more than a child of wealth and privilege. When a lifelong friend is murdered by vampires, she steps out of her role as an analyst for the CIA, and sets out to take down one of the most powerful men in Scotland—the deadly Erskine Ross.
This is the 13th book in the Vampires in America series, however its the first book in the Vampires in Europe series, which is an “off-shoot” of the Vampires in America series by D.B. Reynolds, and this is Lachlan and Julia’s story.
This story is basically a setup for this new series of books and although it wasn’t as intensely “fleshed out” like we’re used to from this author, I must say, she’s setup the upcoming series of books quite well and I can’t wait…
But enough of what’s to come, let’s get to Lachlan and Julia. Julia, a child of wealthy parents, is beautiful, privileged but is still wishing she was living her best life, until the phone call that changes everything. Contacted by a close childhood friend, who’s scared and running from someone, tells her where to find information on a “problem” that will probably get him killed. Needless to say, said friend is murdered, but only Julia realizes this as he is killed while still on the phone with her… This starts her journey to discover who killed her best friend and just how the information she’s obtained will help her on her path for revenge.
Using her connections with Cynthia, mate to Lord Raphael, to find her friend’s murderer, she’s paired with Lachlan, who having had almost his entire clan murdered, has been biding his time to enact revenge against the Lord of Scotland, Erskine Ross, who is also the person who ordered Julia’s friend’s death. Working together to find out what her friend had on Ross to get him killed and positioning Lachlan so he could challenge Ross to become the new Lord of Scotland, they forge a path together and find a lot more than revenge…
I liked Lachlan and Julia, the story itself is short on character development but still has the ‘feel’ of the series while adding this new contingent of European vampires into the mix. I have high hopes for the Vampires in Europe series and Lachlan is a great beginning! Especially the last few pages tell us this series is about to heat up! Don’t miss it!