Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The V Unit
Author: Max Vos
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 232 Pages
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Available at: Amazon & All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: Only a select few in the human world knew of the existence of the V-Unit, a small group of highly trained Marines – who happened to be vampires.
And it would have stayed that way.
But when events in the vampire world, threatened the stability of the human world, the powers that be called for the unit’s specialized services.
An intrepid war correspondent, Bronson Rudan, who’d seen more than his fair share of fighting, stumbles across the unit by accident, and is drawn into their world.
Bronson has no problem with that, given that he gets to spend time with a hunky Marine Lieutenant, Sarge. Although he won’t remember any of this when they’re through.
At least, that was the plan…
Wow. I just knew this one was going to be good, and I was not disappointed. Right off the bat, I loved the writing style. It just has a believable and realistic feel to it that I really enjoyed.
We learn pretty quickly who the major players are, that being the V-Unit, led by Sarge. The rest of the Unit are quite close, sharing the same secret of being in this elite military unit of vamps. They also share each other here and there, though one couple sticks together more often than not. Reporter Bronson happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up under the watchful eye of Sarge and the crew. These two burly guys hit if off right away, though they’ve actually met briefly in the past.
Then there is Woody, one of the elite vamps who sits on the committee of elders, the governing body of vamps. He is sexy and quite charming, and he and Sarge become friends and team up with Bronson to help cover up the mess that has now come to the attention of some humans. While Sarge and Bronson make up the main couple here, Woody gets in on the action as well in one heck of a hot scene.
The bigger issue being faced by the vamps is a string of rogues that are getting very sloppy. The vamps team up with the V-Unit to seek out and discover the motives behind the major players creating these rogues. This leads to some great action and even gruesome scenes.
There is a lot going on in this story, but it is very well written, with smoking hot sex, growly bear marine vamps, a bit of love and even some heartbreaking sadness. There is a rape that takes place which is somewhat integral to the plot but that is also very well done. This is definitely not the typical vamp romance with your every day couple, but I really loved how it all played out. There are a lot of characters to like here, though admittedly, I would have liked to have seen or gotten more background on some of them.
This contains everything I’ve come to love about Max’s books, and even though this was a stand alone story and wraps up nicely, I found I wasn’t quite ready for it to end, and it definitely left me wanting to see more from this world.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*