The Vampire Dimitri – Colleen Gleason
“Dimitri, also known as the Earl of Corvindale, should be delighted that the headstrong Maia Woodmore is getting married. His mortal ward and houseguest has annoyed—and bewitched—the Dracule nobleman too long, and denying his animal cravings grows more excruciating by the day.
Miss Woodmore’s family has a rather…complicated history with the immortals and she herself possesses a keen sensibility far beyond mere women’s intuition. Marriage will give her safety, respectability and everything else a proper young lady could wish for. Everything, that is, except passion.
In the looming battle between Dracule factions, all pretenses will shatter as Maia and Dimitri come together in an unholy union of danger, desperation and fiercest desire.”
I LOVED this book. It was absolutely wonderful. This is one of those books that hits you, takes hold, won’t let go and shakes you up whenever you try to turn away. I was reading till way to late at night, in the gym until my legs burned from running too long, during the day when I should have been working. Oh my. One of the reasons this book is so strong is the relationship was built in the first book in the series, The Vampire Voss. I liked that book a lot. This one I loved.
The powerful detail of Dimitri, the way he is, his foibles and damage are so very prevalent and tangible. I felt so strongly pulled to sympathize with him. You knew what his motives were, though she never outright said it. It was so well written you never had any doubt about his true beliefs, and it was so mesmerizing the way she drew him out, she never failed him, she never broke him, he remained true and staid to his course through the novel, he never wavered, he never changed. These are the books that speak so strongly to me, those where the characters don’t change who they are inherently, they don’t give up or give in. These are more powerful than mere romances, these are love stories, so incredibly deep and pivotal.
I just can’t say enough about this book, but it wouldn’t do anybody any favors for me to continue babbling incoherently. I think you have the gist of it. LOVED this book. I’m sorry I can’t read it again for the first time. But I will be reading it again, and again.
I rolled my eyes once because of that one word, the same one from the last novel, sidewise must be one of those words. I’ve never heard it, I can’t find it anywhere in reference, it must be a regional thing. I don’t care anymore, that’s how much I loved this book. No WTFckry, it kept me up until I couldn’t stay awake every night, not to mention on the elliptical at the gym for 90 minutes. Never did I want to throw the book, in fact my iPad went everywhere with me in hopes I would have a chance to read.