Review: Queen of Vampire Hearts
A Woman Fleeing Persecution…
Phoebe Atreus is a witch on the run, her carefully crafted rules have kept her alive for the last decade, each one a product of a hard learned lesson. Rule Number One? Trust No One. She’s been betrayed one time too many to put her faith in anyone else’s hands. Even if the legendary vampire king might be the one person who could protect her from the enemies always one step behind.
A Man Whose Abandonment Issues Span Thousands of Years…
Lucien Silvano has been king of the vampires for the last three thousand years, he’s fought in wars that have been reduced to legend, rescued damsels in distress, seduced said damsels, and moved on. Immortal life has become a never-ending battle against boredom. Nothing has truly stirred his interest in years, except her. She’s the exception to every rule, his Queen, his mate, the one-person Fate declared to be his. The problem? She wants nothing to do with him.
What could possibly go wrong?
Phoebe refuses to share her past with Lucien, pushing him away at every opportunity, yet unable to resist the chemistry that explodes whenever they are together. Forced back to his castle in Romania to live as his Queen, she starts to forget the rules that have kept her safe… until the secrets Lucien has been hiding remind her why she created them in the first place.
I used to be a vampire fanatic in my teens - who wasn’t? I blame a certain series with fixating me on my obsession (I’m looking at you, Twilight), and after overcoming that obsession in my early 20’s, I don’t think I’ve been interested enough to venture back to my bloodsucking friends. That being said, Queen of Vampire Hearts piqued my interest and I’m so happy to say that it was everything I wanted it to be and more.
The romance was on-point; sexy, steamy, believable and damn crazy. The characters were all great and well developed and I enjoyed Phoebe’s development the most. She was introduced as strong and independent and then just blossomed into a total untouchable badass. I loved that Lucien was by her side, supporting her all the way through. I stan a supportive male love interest. Honestly, I can’t stand love interests who want to dull the female MC’s shine and nothing makes me cringe more than the countless books I come across that do that. Lucien didn’t let me down - he was there for his mate in all ways possible.
The story was fun and I found myself unexpectedly smiling throughout reading it. I read this in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. Looking forward to book two!!
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.