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A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M. Liu
Series: Crimson City #2
Published by HarperCollins on 2010-06-08
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Miranda
Los Angeles is no longerthe City of Angels…Dark, restless things prowl the L.A. streets.A series of unexplained murders threatens to shatter anuneasy peace among humans, vampires, and werewolves.Keeli Maddox needs to find the answers. And now,if she and her kin are to survive, she must trust a man asdifferent from her as night is from day. Michael is a slayer,a betrayer. . . an enemy. But Keeli, herself no stranger toshadow, knows that nobility can lurk in unexpected places—and that this remarkable being who takes her breathaway is meant to be with her. . . forever. In the midst ofgravest peril, their lives are about to change, as togetherthey rediscover the unparalleled pleasure of skin on skin,and the sweet, forbidden ecstasy found in a taste of crimson.
Michael is a vampire and a Vendix. As Vendix it is his job to eliminate those of his kind that commit violent crimes. Michael is content to live a solitary life ostracized from his people. With the human population starting to turn on vampires and werewolves the two species decide it may be time to strike an alliance but someone disagrees. A string of murders is shining a light on vampires and werewolves. Michael has been assigned the job of putting an end to whoever is committing the murders. He never counted on having a partner but that’s exactly what he gets.
Werewolf Keeli Maddox has been labeled a Mad Dog; a rogue that cannot control her wolf, dangerous to all. She is content to reside among humans instead of her own people. When Keeli finds herself in a jam a certain sexy vampire comes to her rescue. She feels indebted to Michael and wants to help him find the murderer stalking his people. When Keeli and Michael team up they discover things are not as they seem. The murders may be part of a bigger plot and if they don’t figure it out fast they may be the latest casualties.
Political intrigue, fervor and a whole lot of action make A Taste of Crimson a hit! I found the world of A Taste of Crimson to be so interesting it left me on the edge of my seat. Michael and Keeli could both be very dark but when they are together they light up the pages with their passion and sass. I love the witty banter and the oh so sexy intimate moments. Michael and Keeli heat up the streets of Crimson City. A relationship between a werewolf and a vampire is forbidden but Michael and Keeli discover that some things are worth fighting for in A Taste of Crimson. You will be ready to fight for these two as you follow their story in A Taste of Crimson.