Thursday, April 11, 2019

#BookReview – “Venice Vampyr” by Tina Folsom


Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant's widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice's canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her - her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately - more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules - as a vampire he doesn't have to.


In book one in the Venice Vampyr series, widow Isabella Tenderini rescues a man drowning in a Venetian canal and takes him home with her. Her husband died a year earlier from drowning, so by saving the stranger, she hopes to finally be able to move on from her pain and loss.
Vampire Raphael di Santori thinks he’s died and gone to heaven, so he attempts to seduce the beautiful angel taking care of him, only to soon realize he’s still alive. Neither of them can deny the sizzling attraction between them, but then her late husband’s cousin discovers their affair and threatens to ruin her reputation.
Isabella and Raphael are great characters with an instant connection. I like how the story is set in early 1800s Venice—not a common year or location for many romance books—and I would like to know more about Raphael and his fellow vampires and more about their enemies, the Guardians.
This story is super hot with a lot of erotic scenes. Even though I normally like dirty talk in books, the hero called the heroine a “whore” far too many times, in my opinion. Still, those sex scenes were definitely my cup of tea.
The book ends with a HFN ending, but it’s easy to see the upcoming HEA.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. I am not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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