Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review Hard Bitten By Chloe Neill

4.5 Fangs for Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill

Product Description

"Neill creates a strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake." -Library Journal

Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals-and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are...tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else.

Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society-a world full of vampires who seem ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands...
My Review:
The fourth installment of the Chicagoland series is another book filled with phenomenal Chloe Neill writing. Her style is awesome, the detail superb, the characters are so vivid, and the drama keeps you wanting more. I can't get enough of her books.
I was sucked right in to another Merit escapade filled with Ethan angst and vampire drama.
A touch of mystery, a bit of romance, and a lot of action kept this book going at a great pace, right up until the devasting event at the end of the book that left me asking "what the hell was Chloe thinking? How could she do this this?"
No I won't give spoilers, but let me tell you some fans are going to be seriously pissed. I know I was not happy, at all.
Hard Bitten wasn't as steamy or intense as the the third book in the series or as fabulous as the previous three have been, but I think the ending really put me off and fouled my view on the entire book.
I pray that author Chloe Neill makes this situation right in the next book, Drink Deep, coming out in November. I don't know how she'll make it right or if she can, but hey this is paranormal fiction, anything is possible.

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