ARC Book Review-A Vampire’s Promise

A Vampire’s Promise
Carla Susan Smith
Kensington Books
E Book
Published June 2014
306 Pages
Paranormal Romance
Authors Website


Trust Your Instincts
Rowan Harper is nothing but a smart-mouthed bookstore clerk with a crappy love life on the night she walks into Rosie’s Bar. Most of the drama in her life is borrowed from her best friend’s adventures. But when she meets Gabriel–tall and movie star gorgeous–everything changes. Never mind that she turns down the drink he offers, or that he brims with secrets she can’t begin to guess at. He ignites a desire in her she never suspected–and shows a fascination with her she can’t explain.
He has no family, no job, no bank account;he knows where she lives and her favorite flower. An aura of mystery cloaks him, even as Rowan grasps for facts, even as she fears an answer that could destroy her happiness. Gabriel can guide her through a wonderland of new sensations. But only if Rowan trusts him enough to follow. . .

My Review 

I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review. 
Rowan, works in a local bookstore, and unlike her best friend, who draws men like bees to honey, she hasn’t had much luck in the men department. Rowan is still a virgin, and not because she wouldn’t love to have a lover or two, but she has never met anyone that she wanted to share that part of herself with. When she comes to the local bar, to satisfy her friend, she meets a man that tilts her world with just one look. Rowan is blown away with “Gabriel” who is a sexy viking type, and looks at her as if she is the only woman on earth and he thirst for her blood. What shocks her is that he wants her, especially when there is so many other beautiful women that she knows she can’t even compare herself too. But Gabriel is persistent, seductive, and charming, and even though she doesn’t want to risk her heart, she can’t help but find herself sharing her life with him, and knowing he is full of secrets, she knows that he is her destiny…

A Vampire’s Promise is the first book that I know of that this author has written….and all I can say is SUPERBLY DONE!!! Impossible for me to put this one down. I don’t read too many vampire romances, but this one was so delicious and lick your lips worthy, and I will warn you though it has one kicker of a cliffhanger, so much so that I knew I had to get the second book in NG. Gabriel and Rowan are quite a team, and Gabriel is quite the hero of the story. Gabriel is a vampire, but is quite the gentleman around Rowan. I loved seeing how old world he is, believes in courting a girl, and not just wanting sex the first night. As the story progresses, you see these two slowly kindle a flame that blossoms into a beautiful and tender love story. You know that Gabriel’s secret is bound to come out soon, but you also don’t want to put the special relationship they have created together on hold. I could barely get through this book fast enough, I was soaking this story 100%, and I could barely contain my excitement of this story and how much it revved my energy up. I almost felt like I was being the one seduced and slowly courted. The emotional display is so vividly displayed, that you can’t help but immerse yourself completely in the story. It is addicting and almost magically pulls you in.

Overall a whopper of a romance. A tale full of zest, sensuality, and the seducting power of two souls truly coming together. A story to captivate you both body and soul!! A ENTICING ROMANTIC TALE TO TUG AT THOSE HEARTSTRINGS!!!

My Grade 
5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 

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