Flora Reviews… Crave (London Vampires #2) by Felicity Heaton
Read: April 2014
Re-read: 22nd – 24th April 2019
Publication Date: 4th March 2012
Quote from Crave
“Their kind rarely interacted with each other, unless you counted the occasional war. Werewolves didn’t like vampires. The feeling was more than mutual.”
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 5/5 – Flow: 4/5 – Character Development: 4/5 – World Building: 5/5
Crave is an erotic adult paranormal romance novella (approx 110 pages). It’s the second story in Ms Heaton’s dark, sinful and seductively erotic series, London Vampires. This addictive series features the sexy vampire owners and managers of London’s premier vampire erotic theatre, Vampirerotique; Javier, Callum, Andreu, Payne, Antoine and Snow. Each book focuses on the romance of one man and the woman who brings him to his knees. Claiming claims his heart.
I focus my reviews on how the story was told rather than the plot itself. I’m looking at the author’s writing style, how they paced their plots and how well they constructed their characters and setting. Therefore, my reviews don’t contain spoilers or reveal plot twists.
Here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story.
His mind has been set on his work for the past one hundred years. Now a forbidden beauty has stolen his attention and is threatening to steal his heart too.
Callum has come to the city of romance on business, not pleasure, but when he sets eyes on a gorgeous werewolf in a nightclub, he can’t ignore the dark carnal craving she ignites in him. His work for Vampirerotique, the erotic theatre he runs with three other vampires, can wait. The only thing that matters now is satisfying his sinful hunger for a woman who most vampires would consider an enemy.
Kristina is on the run from her pack. Her alpha is intent on forcing her to bear his child and she’s not about to live through the same nightmare as her mother had. When a tall, dark and sexy vampire catches her eye, she can’t believe the ferocity of the desire he unleashes in her or the fact that she enjoys the feel of his eyes on her and his silent pursuit of her in the clubs each night.
When Kristina finally gets a taste of Callum in a forbidden kiss, will she be strong enough to resist the allure of the vampire and his offer to share his bed for a week of unbridled, wild sex, or will she surrender to her own craving for the safety and passion she finds in his embrace?
I’m already a fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style. She creates a very believable paranormal world. Fills it with complex, multifaceted characters. THEN weaves their stories with such depth that it just draws me in.
Although Crave is a short novella, it’s by no means lacking in substance.
I definitely enjoy a story more if the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and has plenty of gumption. I wasn’t disappointed here. Goodness me, Kristina is amazing.
I love Ms Heaton’s books because she magically makes the most explicit sex scenes very romantic.
I think that it takes a very talented writer to accomplish this. The erotic liaisons in this novella are balanced with beautifully written romance and poignant, internal dialogue from both Callum and Kristina. These insights into their thoughts, inner fears and emotions throughout this book cemented the romance in this paranormal romance novella and was heart-warming to read.
I loved Crave because it’s an uplifting story of love knows no boundaries with titillating passion. However, it also had me holding my breath during an amazing fight scene and a well deserved HEA ending in Ms Heaton’s signature style.
There wasn’t a single page in this tummy tingling novella that I didn’t love.
This is a fantastic paranormal romance novella.
It’s got everything that I’m looking for in a great story; action, romance, passion and plenty of well written steamy sex scenes. I couldn’t stop reading it!
There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.
I’d recommend Crave to adults who love reading relationship and romance stories with plenty fire and passion.
So, has my review of CRAVE (LONDON VAMPIRES #2) encouraged you to find out more? I really hope so! Click on any of the links below to check out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about this amazing series and author.
Enter the dark, sinful and seductive world of the four vampire owners of London’s premier vampire erotic theatre, Vampirerotique, and discover how these powerful vampires will be brought to their knees by the women who claim their hearts–a mortal, a werewolf, a vampire, and an angel.
The London Vampires romance series is now complete at six books, but the Eternal Mates romance series is set in the same world and features cameos from characters in this series.
If you haven’t read any of the London Vampires books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventure. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.
- Covet (London Vampires #1) (2011)
- Crave (London Vampires #2) (2012)
- Seduce (London Vampires #3) (2012)
- Enslave (London Vampires #4) (2012)
- Bewitch (London Vampires #5) (2013)
- Unleash (London Vampires #6) (2013)
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About The Author
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
Which of her series are for you?
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. Or if you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates series? Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at her Eternal Mates series.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about CRAVE. Felicity Heaton is one of my favourite authors. To see who else made my list, click HERE.