My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
"I'm personally rather fond of my testosterone."
I have officially fallen in love with this series. While books 1 and 2 were good, books 3 and 4 really set it off, full speed ahead! I'm at the point now where I can't seem to read fast enough. Sigh...my poor kindle.
Sophia begins with tragedy. Raphael is rendered powerless, paralyzed in sleep, only his blood tinged tears flow as two of his children lose their lives. With Cyn at his side, Raphael and his people head to the scene of the crime, Coopers Rest, located in north Washington state.
At the same time, Sophia is called back to Vancouver by her Sire, Lucian. Only Lucian is nowhere to be found when she arrives. The only sign of him is the letter he left behind, specifically for Sophia's eyes. Lucian, Vampire Lord of the Canadian territories, is nothing like Raphael. He enjoys the more leizurely side of being immortal. The money, the beuties, both men and women. This 'easy go' lifestyle seems to have gotten him into trouble but it doesnt stop with him. Facing her sense of duty, Sophia too finds herself in the sleepy villiage outside of Seattle.
Colin, former SEAL, stands 6'4" with black hair and blue eyes, his Georgian accent tops it off, leaving things oh so peachy. He fits right in with these strong vamps, he's 100% alpha. That being said, he's nearly brought to his knees when he looks into eyes that he thought long since perished. Multiple storylines spawn from the main focus of this installment, and that is to find the killers.
Sophia is action packed, full of twists and turns, shocking revelations and steamy romance. Along with Sophia's story, Raphael and Cyn fans get a healthy dose of the couple. They are truly becoming one of my favorite couples in this genre. All things considered, the pairing is quite realistic. She is constantly reminding him that SHE is NOT one of his vamps. She has her own mind and basically does whatever the hell she wants. I love that she doesn't take his shit and he loves her all the more because of it. His vamps quiver in his presense, and rightfully so, while his mate flips him off and calls him an asshole when need be.
Vampires In America is shaping up to be a fantastic series and I am totally and completely hooked. And now...Duncan.