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The Vampire and the G. I. by J. P. Bowie
Series: The Vampire and the... #2
Published by MLR Press Genres: MM, Paranormal
In the year 2034 vampires are accepted as citizens of the world population. Of course, there are prejudices, humans always distrust others, but by and large they are able to live peaceful lives among the humans.
After a decade of war, blood, and death the Middle East War is over. Cole Everett is no longer a soldier and it’s a wonderful relief. The lasting effects of PTSD, the shakes and the nightmares, haven’t dimmed at all even though the therapist assured Cole they would.
Cole has decided to head to L.A. and reconnect with his cousin Sean Martin while job hunting for something that doesn’t involve deserts or guns. He’s overjoyed to see Sean and the long overdue reunion is going well until Sean tells Cole about his wonderful lover Arturo, a vampire. Cole can’t understand how his cousin can live with the dead and the reunion ends badly.
Thinking things over Cole realizes that it’s Sean’s choice and he has to accept it. Making amends for his behavior the lovers invite him to a small gathering where he meets Master vampire Rafael Barrantes. For the human and the vampire, it’s instant attraction. Dealing with his feelings about the vampire is oddly easier than figuring out what’s going on at his new job as a security guard for a high-tech firm. As Cole well knows, curiosity can be a dangerous thing. Cole survived a horrific war, found love, and now a simple job may mean the end.
A realistic reality paves the way in The Vampire and the G.I.. Fast pacing moves the mysterious drama briskly along. Intense erotic encounters between Cole and Rafael leave scorch marks on the story. The Vampire and the G.I. has a clever mix of suspense and orgasmic love to keep readers completely involved in this book. And it’s easy to root for Cole and Rafael’s romance. Both deserve love. No question.