Sinaloa, Mexico . . . haunting deserts, hot nights, and vampires, who’ve been there for hundreds of years, watching from the shadows, playing their games, manipulating humans, and surviving at any cost.
Vincent Kuxim, powerful and charismatic, was made vampire by an ambitious leader looking for soldiers to pave his way to the rule of all Mexico. But more than a century later, Vincent’s Sire is looking over his shoulder as Vincent closes in for the kill, ready to claim the title Lord of Mexico for himself.
Lana Arnold is a bounty hunter, smart, beautiful, and determined to chart her own future. So when the most powerful vampire lord in all of North America enlists her help in tracking down a very old and elusive bloodsucker, Lana sees nothing but opportunity. There’s only one catch. The client wants her to take Vincent—a vampire she neither knows nor trusts—along on her hunt. Then again, maybe it’s herself she doesn’t trust, because Vincent Kuxim is sex walking in a pair of tight black jeans.
Thrown together by circumstance, Vincent and Lana soon find themselves battling an evil they didn’t know existed in a fight that makes Vincent all the more determined to destroy his Sire, seize Mexico for himself . . . and keep Lana by his side forever.
I received a ARC copy in exchange for a honest review, thanks to Netgalley and ImaJinn Books.
Vincent is the upcoming release to the Vampires In America series. Having read the whole series now I will say that I am super impressed with this author. Every time I read her, I just have the best time with her stories. This series is quite intense and fun and I love seeing these couples coming together. Vincent is the eighth installment in the series, and this story is where we leave the Lords in America and we see a new one about to come into play with Vincent. This series, for those who have yet to read D.B. Reynolds, is a story that is about Vampire Lords, who control territories across the globe, and the women they fall in love with.
In Vincent, we have a lieutenant that has worked his way up the ranks, in the Mexico territory. His power and influence is growing, and soon he will be able to take over the territory. When Raphael sends him a bounty hunter, to find a vampire, that is known among legends and myths, but could reveal truths that are necessary for Vincent success. The bounty hunter is: Lana Arnold. Lana has come to Mexico, to investigate and has been sent by Raphael and Cyn. She then meets Vincent, who is so out of her realm. Lana grew up as a tom boy, and works with her father, as a bounty hunter. She is strong and independent, but Vincent throws her off her game and she needs all her wits to keep up with him. He is power personified, but as they search together, they will run into dangers and intrigue that they don’t expect, and truths will be revealed that will be a key to Vincent’s past…
I really enjoyed this one, it had everything that I expected and after the previous book really set up this story, I was super excited to begin reading it. Most of the books in the series, are centered around territories in the states, but this one is set in the deserts of Mexico. I really enjoyed the setting and the chemistry between Vincent and Lana is sunburn worthy. They definitely know how to create some fires, but with dangers mixed in the plot, and some exciting adventures and mysteries, the story really is packed with some thrilling elements that is typical with Reynolds writing. What I enjoyed about this one, is that the connection between Vincent and Lana is slowly built up, and I had such a fun time with these two…they were a hoot!! They definitely met every expectation I had and more. The characters in this story has well developed and complimented each other pretty well. I loved seeing these two come together, working together, and build a relationship amidst the danger involved to them both.
Overall a powerful vampire romance that is guaranteed to win your heart. A story with a delightful mixture of sensuality, paranormal dangers, and a mystery to keep you guessing….STUNNING!!