Take Me

The Untouchables, #1

Take Me is book # 1 in the new Untouchables series from talented author T.A. Grey. I confess to being a paranormal junkie, and I'll try anything that features sexy vampires & hot weres. I also love stories that feature "alpha males", and Dominic Blackmoore was one of the best examples I've found.

Dominic is a high ranking alpha campaigning for his late father’s seat on the ruling council. He is being pressured to take a society darling as his mate in a bid to win the election. Then he meets Felicity, the event planner for his mating ceremony. Best intentions go awry and his possessive streak comes out the moment they meet. Ironically, the hot blooded Dominic mistakenly believes Felicity is his betrothed at their first meeting. He can't take his eyes off her, even after he learns that she is there for a job interview. Arrogant vampire that he is, Dominic plans to take Felicity as his mistress. But will his relentless pursuit of Felicity cost him the election?

Felicity is a blue collar vampire. She has been out of work for a while, and is barely getting by. She's made some sacrifices, her phone has been cut off and she even had to ask a friend for blood just to survive. So she is desperate enough to do anything to secure the job as event planner for the Blackmoore mating ceremony. It's okay to fudge a little on her resume....but Felicity draws the line at sleeping with a mated Dominic. So despite the fact that sexy Dom sets her body on fire...she asks him to make a choice.

My thoughts: I absolutely adored the spunky Felicity. I liked that she was true to herself. She wasn't about to let Dominic use her desire against her. I also enjoyed how the writer showed Felicity as vulnerable. I liked how she stood up to everyone, even as she was scared to death.

Dominic was an asshat. He is an alpha and takes what he wants. He wants Felicity and he won't take no for an answer. He was more than a little devious, and yeah, I knew he was bound to hurt Felicity with his scheming ways. But when it counted the most he did the right thing, like the hero I knew he could be. A yummy, delectable asshat. Yeah, he was definitely one of a kind. Selfish, arrogant, sinfully sexy....the kind of guy I love to hate.

This was a nice set up for the new series that hopefully will follow. We met all of the delicious and intriguing Blackmoore brothers. The writer brilliantly teases with sneaky little hints at the brothers stories. Vas, the dark and tortured brother, and I'm thinking that I already know where he's headed...and with which lady. Grayson promises to give me a story that will tug at my heart strings. Then there is Lucas...the wild and reckless rock star brother. His story has me intrigued already. I like this new world that T.A. Grey has created, and I'm sure to be visiting my favorite characters in each new book.

I loved this steamy paranormal romance. The romance part was fantastic. I loved watching Felicity bring the arrogant alpha Dominic to his knees. I liked that she could kick some ass and loved how she got her licks in with Doms crazy ex. I enjoyed the political intrigue between Dominic and Zeke, the alpha Were. Case in point, I would love to read Zekes story along with the other three Blackmoore brothers. The characters were all well developed, leaving me anxious to catch another peek at the secondary characters. There is so much shit going on in the story that the reader could have easily gotten lost. But the plot flowed at the perfect pace and made it easy to engage in the story from beginning to end. The story caught my interest with the blurb .I wanted to watch Felicity tame her arrogant man. However, I could never have guessed how far a possessive alpha would go to get what he wanted.

This exciting new series is sure to appeal to paranormal readers. It definitely got me on the hook and eagerly awaiting the next offering in the series. I highly recommend this book.


Book Blurb for Take Me

SHE MAKES HIS BLOOD BURN

Dominic Blackmoore meets the woman who captures his mind and body with a look and he’s instantly taken with her. When he was ordered to take another mate quickly after separating from his ex, he loathed the idea. However, after catching sight of his bruid he quickly changes his mind. He finds her utterly captivating, sensually erotic, and yearns to learn everything about her.

BUT SHE'S NOT HIS BRUID

The woman he’s mistaken as his bruid is none other than the event planner, Felicity Shaw, for his mating ceremony. Now Dominic will do everything it takes, even lie to the woman he craves, to keep her at his side. He needs to mate with his bruid in order to win his political campaign but he finds himself falling in love with Felicity Shaw. In the end he must choose between work or love. He may make the right decision, but is it too late to save his lies from hurting Felicity?

HE TAKES HER BREATH AWAY

Felicity Shaw wants more in life. She’ll even lie to get it, which is exactly how she lands a job with the illustrious Blackmoore family. However, it’s the head of the vampire household, Dominic Blackmoore, that has her heart racing and breath catching. The man consumes her unlike anyone ever has before. She can’t resist him though she tries. As she’s forced to work with Dominic she tries to keep away from him but he doesn’t make things easy.

She may want him with a passion she’s never experienced before, but she will not be with him when he’s mating to another woman. It’s either her or no one. But one terrible lies seals their fates together in ways neither of them imagined, threatening their love and the very fabric of their relationship.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2013 4.00