Refined Instincts
by S. J. Frost

Series: Instinct #5
Published by MLR Press Genres: Gay, Paranormal
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by Lisa

Maybe it is madness, maybe not when Troy Raines returns home to Chicago after the rebellion was crushed.  His name is no doubt at the top of the Tribunal’s most wanted list.  Never mind, Troy comes back to where it all started to find peace and a permanent end.  He’s tired of the guilt eating at him.  Most of all he’s tired of wishing for something that will never happen, forgiveness from Renart Bellerose, the vampire who Turned him.


Troy came back to end his life, what was left of it with his permanently damaged body.  He never expected in a million years for Renart to stop him.  Never expected his master to wish things had been different as well.  The spark that brought them together initially is still strong, but with the Tribunal on his tail Troy and Renart’s time together is numbered.  Tick tock.


Refined Instincts charms and enthralls readers.  Book 5 in the Instinct series features the rocky romance between a disillusioned rebellion leader and a wily French count.  Author S.J. Frost neatly brings Troy’s good qualities to the forefront to offer him redemption in the arms of his maker.  This story focuses primarily on their love story and then gains momentum for a stunning climax with the Tribunal.  Refined Instincts imaginative romance satisfies on every level.

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