Monday, July 17, 2017

Hunger by Jacquelyn Frank (The Energy Vampires, #2)

by Jacquelyn Frank

My Rating: 2.5 Stars

Series: The Energy Vampires - Book 2
Publisher: Loveswept (August 8, 2017)
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 320
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 Two strangers—one warm and human, the other deadly and craving—become pawns in an all-out vampire war as this series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga heats up.

As an energy vampire, Halo enjoys the chase for human blood—if it’s pure and consensual. But Halo goes from hunter to hunted when he is knocked unconscious and taken hostage by vicious sycophants. As he comes to, he realizes that he’s naked, starving, and trapped in a sealed room. With him is a deliciously human female, tempting him to feed—except her blood is heady with the scent of poisonous drugs. Never has nourishment been so near, yet so far . . . and it’s all part of the sycophants’ sick game.

The last thing Felice Mendoza remembers is everything going black. She awakens stripped, drugged, exposed, and alone—with a vampire. Halo is at once savage and tender, terrifying and alluring. Felice senses that her only chance to escape depends upon his survival. Given the choice between Halo and his enemies, Felice surrenders to his ravenous hunger. It’s a calculated risk—and a delirious pleasure. As Felice is ushered into a world as dangerous as it is desirable, their fight for deliverance is only the beginning.

Hunger by Jacquelyn Frank (The Energy Vampires, #2)

Hunger (The Energy Vampires #2)Halo is a hunter, one of the best. He lives life fast, loose and with few, if any rules. Love ‘em, feed from them and leave ‘em, no strings and he is gone. Felice is a strong and warm- hearted woman who has chosen poorly in love. They are strangers, but when both are captured and forced to be together, both Hao and Felice play a dangerous game of attraction under the scrutiny of the unseen enemy. The plan was to use Felice to poison Halo with tainted energy, will he fall to the machinations of a twisted sycophant’s plan?

Jacquelyn Frank’s HUNGER is the second book in her Energy Vampires series and while the synopsis promises so much intrigue and action, the presentation fell flat for me. How could two naked prisoners not catch one’s attention, especially when one is a vampire? These two damaged souls are most definitely attracted to each other, but both of them have baggage, both of them have issues and those issues were repeated over and over again, almost to the point of eye-rolling.
I was disappointed in the flat main characters, but did delight in the supporting characters that came over halfway through this paranormal tale. Slow on action, low on intrigue and pretty tame on the romance that never seems to be as magical as it could have been from an author who usually delivers in spades.

I received an ARC edition from Loveswept in exchange for my honest review.

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