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Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde #1) - Ash Krafton Along the years I have read a lot of vampire books and have seen different takes on the same subject, some of them really clever but many others not so much. So when I looked at this book’s blurb I thought it was just another one to add to the long list of books to add to the "forget pile". But I was pleasantly surprised, the characters were well built, the story was fresh enough to keep me wanting to know more and more about Sophie and Marek and I couldn't stop reading it.

Sophie's character was really interesting to get to know, she was nice to everyone but without being weak. Sometimes she was actually too nice and always wanting to help someone, trying to sort out their problems, but that was also what made her so likeable, the need to have a purpose in life and making a difference to people. Giving advice is also what she does for a living, being the agony aunt for a local magazine. I totally loved Marek, he was so dark but at the same time so sweet and he always kept Sophie safe no matter what. The way that he treats Sophie throughout the whole book totally makes the book so worth the read. Even at the end (I’ll not spoil it for you!) he did what he thought was best for her and I can’t wait for the next book, I really really need to know what happens next.

The only negative thing I would say is that I would have liked to actually read their sex scenes and that is the reason why I'm giving it four stars and not five. It didn't feel right to have such chemistry between them and then just gloss it over when the sex finally happened. I think adding the scenes would have really helped cement the connection that they slowly built since the beginning. Also Marek’s ability to touch Sophie's inner emotions and enhance her sexual desire towards him had loads of possibilities and should have been explored in depth.
Aside from this I really enjoyed the book and I’m eagerly waiting for the next one to come out.

Book kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.