Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
I want to start this review by acknowledging that this is the sixth book in the series and the first one I have read. I did not in any way feel lost by not having read the first five books. However, if you haven’t started this series, I would recommend for your own enlightenment and enjoyment that you begin with book one.
The perfect mate is a human, male or female that cannot be controlled by a vampire, they can’t be turned and their minds are unreadable, they also give their mate the ability to walk in the sun. When a vampire touches his perfect mate, he can feel if he or she is for him and that is what Perry Davenport is determined to find. He is practicing abstinence so that when he meets his perfect mate he will come to her untouched by another, but his dream of the perfect mate will be challenged when he meets Mandy Groves.
Mandy Groves was turned five hundred years ago. When her parents were near death she turned them, but only her father turned successfully. Mandy’s father has hated her and refused to see her all that time but he has disappeared and she has been called to come to the Headquarters of the US Committee which her father heads. Working with Perry to infiltrate the Russian Committee led by Dimitri, a power hungry vampire determined to rule Russia without the interference of a committee, is responsible for kidnapping Barnet. Barnet has been looking to find Alexi Popolov, the author of a book about perfect mates and Dimitri is determined to stop him at all costs. Dimitri believes that perfect mates are an abomination and should be destroyed.
Working as a couple and having to put on a believable act Mandy and Perry are forced to act the part, hugging, kissing, and sex since there is no doubt the room they are in is bugged. Mandy is aware of Perry’s desire for the perfect mate even as her feelings towards him become stronger. She knows once they find Barnet and go their separate ways, there will be nothing left of the relationship they are putting on.
What happens to Barnet, Mandy, and Perry is not something I will discuss in this review. I will say that I loved the book and the ending left me satisfied. I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a paranormal romance with suspense, sex, romance, and secrets.