Hello Fellow Book Lovers. Today, I want to share my thoughts about Consumed by Suzanne Wright. Book four in her paranormal romance series, Deep in Your Veins.
Consumed is a great book that I wouldn’t have found if I hadn’t attended RARE19 in London! I was lucky enough to meet Suzanne Wright (a then new-to-me author) and spend a few minutes chatting with her. She’s lovely, funny and easy to talk to and I’m so glad that I like her writing style. I haven’t read all of her books (yet 😉) but I have loved the ones that I have. 💜
What’s Consumed about?
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Title: Consumed by Suzanne Wright
Series: Deep in Your Veins #4
Published by Tantor Audio on 11 December, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Justine Eyre, P. J. Ochlan
Length: 9 hours 58 minutes
No. of Pages: 262
Sventé vampire Ava Sanchez has a difficult decision to make: should she accept the invitation of the Grand High Master Vampires and join their legion? It will mean leaving behind her brother and her home. It will also mean working with Pagori vampire, Salem McCauley. Unlike the majority of vampirekind, she doesn’t fear Mr. Tall, Blond, and Dauntless…even if he does have some psychopathic traits. In fact, he has a raw sexuality that tempts her to drop her ‘no relationships’ rule and give him exactly what he wants from her – everything.
Salem McCauley doesn’t like anything cute, or sweet, or cheery. Yet he wants Ava with a desperation that’s bordering on obsession. And shockingly, she doesn’t look at him like others do – you know, like they fear he’ll rip out their spinal cord for fun. Now that the legion will be busy hunting the players involved in the creation of an illegal vampiric brothel, there’s no time for pursuing Ava. But Salem makes time, because he never denies himself what he wants and he always holds tight to what’s his. And that’s exactly what Ava is, whether she knows it or not: His.
Warning: Contains bad words, dirty talk, and scenes of a steamy nature.
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Audible*
Read: 27th January 2021
What did I think about Consumed?
A Traumatic Backdrop To A Passionate Romance.
Suzanne Wright has become one of my favourite authors.
I love Suzanne’s writing style, the pace she set for her stories and the gripping plot-lines. The characters she creates are complex souls that exhibited all the traits that I crave. The vampire world that she has created for this series feels fresh and new, while still being totally credible.
I couldn’t stop listening to this audiobook.
Justine Eyre and P. J. Ochlan took the roles of our protagonists, Ava and Salem. I enjoyed the variation that these actors brought to the duel point of view. Justine’s performance encapsulated Ava, whose personality shone through in not only the dialogue but the narrative too. Ochlan’s ability to produce the distinctive accents that Salem and the rest of the legion were written with was outstanding. Together, Justine and Ochlan transported me into the story.
While we’re talking about the characters.
I engage with a story more when the female protagonist exhibits certain personality traits. She needs to be intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and have plenty of gumption. We’d met Ava before in the previous book so I already liked her: she ticked all my boxes and then some. Ava also has a great sense of humour, sarkiness and an innate sense of right and wrong that I love. Salem has been part of the series since the beginning but I was nervous that he was too stoic and overprotective for me to see him as a swoon-worthy hero. However, Suzanne knew what she was doing and did that on purpose, revealing Salem’s layers and hidden guilt through this story, while giving us a true soul-saving romance.
Consumed made me feel so many emotions!
Yes, I did growl like a wild woman at times in frustration and anger. Shedding a tear or two when things got too awful or damn romantic for words. However, the banter and humour throughout this story meant that I often had a soppy smile on my face or was chuckling out loud. 😉
This book has sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout the story. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this sort.
Consumed was a bloody good audiobook. I’d recommend it to adults who love stories about kickass heroines and the deserving alphas who fight for their affection. Adult paranormal romance fans who can read books with gritty story-lines about exploitation and fighting for what’s right.
Keep reading to find out more about the Deep in Your Veins series and its author.
Deep In Your Veins Series
This series has been my introduction to Suzanne’s books. Click on the title to read my thoughts or use the links to buy them yourself.
Books in the Series
- Here Be Sexist Vampires (Deep in Your Veins #1) (2012)
- The Bite That Binds (Deep in Your Veins #2) (2013)
- Taste of Torment (Deep in Your Veins #3) (2014)
- Consumed (Deep in Your Veins #4) (2014)
- Fractured (Deep in Your Veins #5) (2015)
Buy DEEP IN YOUR VEINS in print, ebook and audio formats through the usual sources, including:
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini-review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and you’ll consider adding Consumed to your TBR pile. Check out the whole series, it’s fun but an action-packed paranormal mystery.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Remember to stay safe & healthy and read (or listen to) some great stories. 💜
Bye for now,