Series: Beautiful Monsters #1
Publication date: August 5, 2016
Length: 316 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Matthew Callahan has spent seven years struggling against the insatiable hunger for blood consuming him. Unable to stop the vampire inside from preying on humans, he keeps himself confined to a lonely existence.
Everything changes the night he is lured into a trap and taken prisoner by High Lord General Tarrick—a seductive incubus who feeds off sexual energy. Forced into the middle of a war between vampires and incubi, Matthew is used as a weapon against his own kind. Although he's desperate for freedom, he is unable to deny the burning desire drawing him to the incubus general he now calls Master.
Every so often I get lucky. Lucky like rain on a really hot day, or winning something from a scratch off, or in this case; being blown away by a book and author unexpectedly. Captive is my pleasant surprise.
This is not a love story so don’t go into it expecting Prince Charmings, happiness, and HEA’s. This story focuses on Matthew. When it starts he's alone, and sadly he remains this way through the whole story. You know that saying, “You can be in a room full of people and feel utterly alone?” Yeah that’s sort of Matthew’s life.
It opens and we know he’s a vampire. But through this story we realize he’s so much more.
Matthew is no stranger to abandonment. He’s an orphan, then his Sire abandons him, and again, through this story we come to realize Matthew is on his own. I’m not sure who to trust in this book and therefore we know Matthew doesn’t either.
I don’t want to give a single shred of information out because I really want you all to read it. It’s book one of what I have no doubt will be one of the best series’ written. The creativity, plot, characters, every little facet of this book is brilliantly fleshed out. There’s a plan that this author has and I know it’s going to be amazing. I wouldn’t miss a single second of it.
I am cheering Matthew on 100%. I am on his side and no way all of you won’t be too. He’s powerful beyond words and I can’t wait to see him make all who have hurt him cower and beg for his mercy.
From page one of this book I couldn’t put it down. I slept but that was it. I didn’t eat, drink, barely breathed! It’s that good.
Yes there’s both M/F and M/M pairings in this book BUT you need not shy away from it for that. It’s every pairing Matthew has that makes him into the character the author needs him to be.
So buy it, read it, and wait impatiently with the rest of us for the next book.
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