Vampire Mine by Aline Hunter

VAMPIRE
Vampire Mine by Aline Hunter
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (192 Pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

A bond as endless as time. Their forbidden union sealed in blood.

As the Alpha of New York, Trey placed the needs of his pack above everything—until the mate he’s waited centuries for waltzed into his life and gave him a taste of what he’d been missing. Sadie, seductive, beautiful and utterly captivating, is also something shifters avoid at all costs—a vampire. Stunned to learn of her nature, Trey turned his back on the only woman who could complete him.

Now, realizing he’s thrown away the one thing he can’t live without, Trey hunts Sadie down and defies tradition. Their sexual hunger is undeniable, with each sizzling encounter bringing them closer together. Sadie tries to resist but he refuses to allow it, using desire and her need for his blood to keep her close. With danger closing in, it’s necessary to announce his mating before the pack. To keep his female, he’s willing to lose everything he’s ever known.

Once again, Aline Hunter has delivered another great book and a solid addition to her Alpha and Omega series. This book definitely lived up to every one of my expectations. From the first page until the last, it held me captivated by the compelling characters and everything that was going on. The story got off to a fast start and it held me enthralled by a storyline that never slowed down. It was a long awaited book that I had been dying to read, and all that anticipation had me diving in with a reckless abandon. It was a page turner that I could not put down, so I ended up reading it in one sitting. And I enjoyed every single page.

In the last book, Enemy Mine, we saw that Trey treated Sadie very badly. He got himself into some trouble, and she saved his life. In a weakened state she had to take his blood. With that one drink, Sadie was tied to Trey, unable to feed from anyone else. Now, Trey was conflicted at being mated to a vampire. You see, in this series it seems that shifters and vampires do not mix. In fact we are led to believe that it is taboo. Trey acted like a jerk and turned his back on Sadie. Her heart broken, Sadie tells him that he will never see her again, and Trey unaware of the price she will pay for saving his life. This book opens several weeks later, with Trey finally coming to his senses as he learns of the danger Sadie is in.

Trey is determined to get Sadie back, but by the time he realizes the danger it may be too late. He saves Sadie from Aldon Frost, the shady mage/vamp, whose motives are still unclear at this point. I have to say that after what he has done, Trey has a lot to make up for with Sadie. He is still conflicted about their forbidden romance, loyalty to his pack, and whether or not he’s ready to sacrifice everything for her. So yeah, he messes up a few times. Even after he chooses Sadie, he has to work hard to convince her to trust that she means something to him. I loved the way he came through on that one. Next they had to face dissension within Trey’s own pack, and with some surprising characters whose hostile behavior really shocked the heck out of me.

I loved how Trey became so possessive and caring of Sadie. Confronting his pack and the sacrifice he was willing to make. I would say that he proved himself as one of my favorite drool worthy heroes. Now lets talk about the sexy times. Since the first book, Omega Mine, Trey and Sadie had shared a sizzling chemistry. I just knew that their love story would be scorching hot. I was not wrong about that. They had some steamy love scenes, including some anal play and one very sensual shower scene that almost melted my kindle. Though I would have liked more of them, their love scenes were hot, where the naughty dirty talking Trey more than proved his dominant nature.

OMG! I loved Trey.

“I’ll give you everything I am. I’ll be whatever you need”, he vowed. “I’ll move heaven and earth for you if that’s what it takes.”

I loved Sadie just as much. She was a great kick-butt heroine. She was tough and I liked the way she proved herself. Just my opinion but I think she may have been stronger than all the alpha shifters put together.

“Shifters don’t have s**t on us, mortal. You pull a gun on me and I’ll be behind you before you can blink. I’ll break your neck before you know what’s happening to you. You’ll go down faster than a five-dollar hooker.”

Wow! Sadie earned her place as one of my all time favorite bad a** female leads. Yet she had a soft vulnerable side that only came out with Trey. That is one of the things that I loved about her.

My hopes were high for this book, I’d been dying to read it since Omega Mine. Overall, I was very satisfied with Trey and Sadie and how their love story played out in this book. I had expected that this would be a tumultuous love story, so it was, and I loved the way Hunter played it out to a romantic ending.

As with her previous books, Hunter deftly worked some intriguing side stories into the plot. I did like the other characters and how the author kept giving the reader glimpses that were interesting and aplenty, with some great set-ups for future books. There was a lot of things happening, and several intriguing side stories unfolded. There were characters new and old that surprised me. Some were not what they seemed, and some of them got on my last nerve and had me wanting to scream at them. Just like the first two books, this one had a lot of action, with some thrilling fight scenes. A lot of questions were asked in this book, with some big and exciting things seeming to be just around the corner for this series. Even the epilogue was essentially a set up for a future story. One that I’d say was very surprising to this reader.

I loved this book. If I could describe it with only one word it would be intense. The plot was a compelling story of forbidden love, but it was so much more with the many interwoven side stories and intriguing characters. It lived up to all of my expectations and kept me entertained right up until the last page. It flew by much too fast and left me wanting more. So whatever journey Aline Hunter takes with this thrilling series, then this is one reader who is sure to follow.

Vampire Mine will definitely be a highly recommended paranormal read from this happy reader.

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