* I was given a free copy of this book by the author. The review is based solely on my opinion and was not influenced by author or publisher. *
As Demon and Demon Hunter, Hawk and Jessica should be natural enemies. At least that's what Talia, Jessica's mother and Queen of the Green Fae thinks. Although Talia isn't what she appears to be either and Hawk knows this. Should Hawk tell Jessica the truth about her mother and risk losing the chemistry building between them? If he doesn't innocent lives will be at stake, including Jessica's.
Claiming the Vampire is the third book in the Blood and Absinthe series. This book centers around Jessica, Princess of the Green Fae clan and Hawk, the semi-retired vampire assassin. I definitely recommend reading Taming the Vampire and Bound by the Vampire, books 1 and 2 in the series first. Jessica and Hawk are introduced earlier in the series and there is a continuing story line throughout all 3 books. Main characters Liz and Jack from Taming the Vampire and Celia and Evan from Bound by the Vampire play important secondary roles in this installment.
I love the character of Jessica, on one hand she is a kick ass warrior and she seems older than she is. Then on the other hand when it comes to dealing with men she is totally inexperienced and you remember that she is a young woman. Hawk is similar in that he has two sides as well. He has the tough as nail assassin side and the soft, loyal teddy bear side. The author does a great job developing the relationships between the characters, both main and secondary. This is something she is able to do throughout the series. The sex scenes are steamy and there are just enough of them. And although I could do without the 'backdoor' action (just not my cup of tea), the scene was handled tastefully.
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire series and highly recommend it to all fans of paranormal romance. I look forward to more work from Chloe Hart.
My Rating: 4/5 Stars