While the story is good, more character development would have helped make the romance much stronger.

One thing that makes the plot difficult to follow is that it's hard to believe that Penelope, a highborn woman, adapts to street life so quickly. The same applies to Aidan. Also, Aiden's chance to prove his worth to Penelope comes when they are transformed, but this is not shown until the end of the book.

Penelope Coddington is a wealthy English girl. Aidan O'Shea is a working-class Irishman. They are worlds apart under normal circumstances. But in the world of Vampir, their true birthrights are unleashed.

Blood of the Rose by Anya Bast teams two vampires to keep an unspeakable evil from the world of humans.

(May, dl $5.95)

Reviewed by: 
Charlene Alleyne