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Monday, February 17, 2014

Jax Reviews Jabril by D.B. Reynolds

                                                             Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Series: Vampires in America
Format Read: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: August 15th 2009
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Blurb from goodreads:

Houston, Texas-Cowboy boots, baseball and journeys to the stars . . . right? Wrong. Because Houston is also home to Jabril Karim, one of the eight powerful Vampire Lords who control all of North America. And as Private Investigator Cynthia Leighton will soon discover, not all Vampire Lords are created equal. For Jabril is the face of evil in the new world, a vampire who values no life but his own, who enslaves those he desires, steals whatever he covets and destroys anyone who stands in his way. Running from L.A. and its seductive Vampire Lord, Raphael, Cyn sees the Houston job as a welcome refuge, a place to get away and heal her broken heart. But Texas will be no vacation. For in Jabril Karim, Cyn will confront a true enemy, one who will go to any lengths to satisfy his lusts, enrich his coffers and expand his power. Fighting for the lives of two young sisters, Cyn's journey will take her through the streets of Houston and back to L.A., where the human police are determined to bring Raphael down for the murder of one of their own. But the danger doesn't end there. For Jabril has set his sights on Cyn, and he will stop at nothing to have her.

Jax's Thoughts:

I cannot say it enough - I love books where the romance is secondary to the story. It's why I enjoyed this book, and series so much. Reynolds makes you care about what's going on above and beyond bedroom.

I also love that the title character of the book is the villain! It was an unexpected twist. Evil bastard helps Cyn come to terms with Raphael, though. Probably they only good thing he does. It's a good pairing. She's tough and independent, he's overprotective and territorial. And yet they learn to bend after all. It may seem odd that the HEA couple barely spends any time together during the book, but I like it. I like that they are their own people, and can carry on apart even when they are happier together.

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1 comment:

  1. I adore this series just for that reason. The couple stays strong as two separate people who treat each other as equals. I really need to re-read all the books. :) Great review!


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