Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
The Chicagoland Vampires of Cadogan House are at it again! Tensions are at an all time high, as the vampires deal with betrayal of the highest order, and fight for the survival of their house, their place in the community, and their very lives. Okay, they ARE immortal. Mostly. But they can be killed by those who have the know-how, strength and courage to face such formidable foes, so that’s not really an exaggeration.
Tension between Merit, the Cadogan House Sentinel, and her Liege, Ethan Sullivan, are at an all time high, as well. Just when you think wrongs have been righted and the future will be rosy for this sizzling power couple, new complications arise. Don’t they always?
Yes, this is a vampire series, but it is so much better than most as to be in its own category, really. The politics are intriguing, the story line always interesting and exciting, and the above mentioned chemistry curls my toes. Add all of that to the fact that Ethan, as the 400-year old, golden-haired Master of Cadogan House, is one of the sexiest vampires ever, and you have a series sure to win the hearts of Vamp Tramps everywhere. It won mine. And as a person who has loved all things vampity for well over fifty years, I’m pretty picky at times.
To be sure, the ending of Book 4 in the series caused me to have a near apoplectic seizure, and I, like a kajillion of her fans, was ready to hunt Chloe Neill down and berate her soundly and loudly, and perhaps even beat her about the head and shoulders. But Neill redeemed herself in Book 5, and now it’s all love and kisses between us again. (Smooches, Chloe!)
If you love vampires, especially very sexy ones, and you love chicks who kick booty, and you love loads of political intrigue, witches, weres, and other supes mixing it up in an urban environment, give this series a try. The writing is way above the norm, and the plot lines are solid. Biting Cold was hugely satisfying, and the ending–unlike the ending of Book 4–did not make me hurl the book across the room and shake my fist at the ceiling, while shrieking imprecations to the sky! In fact, I liked the ending very much. You ROCK, Cadogan House!
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