BAIT & CATCH (Angler series) by Annie Nicholas
BAIT (Angler book 1) by Annie Nicholas (AT THE TIME OF THIS POST, BOOK 1 FOR KINDLE WAS FREE!)
This vampire romance book has an interesting concept. Most women love their vampire books. There is something about the Vampire that is appealing and intriguing to the ladies . You may not realize why and might not care why. You simply know you like reading a good vampire romance. I have a deep love of paranormal and fantasy books like these.
Connie , the American, is live bait. She is used by her employer to draw in naughty vampires that have crossed the line and need to be exterminated. She has a strong yet vulnerable personality. Both of these qualities stem from a tragic past. She is a likable heroine who has many traits to identify with, which makes her and the book become an enjoyable journey in the fantasy world of vampires.
Rurik, the hero is…. you guessed it… a vampire. A sexy and polished natural or unnatural hunter. He is the leader of the Budapest vamps. An atypical vamp in some ways. He affectionately knick names Connie “Rabbit” and rabbit fits in context of where the name comes from.
Both of the main characters have contradictory personality traits that make them interesting. This first book begins building the characters enriching the story as you go. I love a good book where you feel at the end that you want more… More it is in book 2 CATCH…
Catch (Angler book 2) by Annie Nicholas
I purchased this second book right after finishing the first. A supporting character , Tane, from the first book is drawn into the second book as one of the main characters now. Tane is a darker vamp, but with rich contradictions in his personality as well. No one is one dimensional and I like that this writer shows different sides and motivations to each of her characters. Tane is so different from Rurik in personality. However, the basic of being vamps and what that means makes them similar with their common vampy traits.
There were interesting supporting characters in both books that really open up all kinds of other stories developing from these. I believe I saw one about Rabbit’s employer Colby that I’m going to have to check out .
This second in the series was very good and a bit darker. It reminded me a bit of the Laurell K Hamilton series, but still with its own unique story line. Very enjoyable and yes, I will be looking for the next in the series.