Book Review: Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title: Spirit Sanguine
Author: Lou Harper
Series: Sanguine #1
Heroes: Henry/Gabe
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 298 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Is that a wooden stake in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

After five years in eastern Europe using his unique, inborn skills to slay bloodsuckers, Gabe is back in his hometown Chicago and feeling adrift. Until he’s kidnapped by a young, sexy vampire who seems more interested in getting into his pants than biting into his neck.

Harvey Feng is one-half Chinese, one-hundred-percent vampire. He warns Gabe to stay out of the Windy City, but somehow he isn’t surprised when the young slayer winds up on his doorstep. And why shouldn’t Gabe be curious? A vegetarian vampire isn’t something one sees every day.

Against their better judgment, slayer and vampire succumb to temptation. But their affair attracts unexpected attention.

When Chicago’s Vampire Boss makes Gabe an offer he can’t refuse, the unlikely lovers are thrust into peril and mystery in the dark heart of the Windy City. Together they hunt for kidnappers, a killer preying on young humans, and vicious vampire junkies.

However, dealing with murderous humans and vampires alike is easy compared to figuring out if there’s more to their relationship than hot, kinky sex.

Warning: Fangalicious man-on-man action, a troublesome twink, cross-dressing vampiress, and role-playing involving a fedora.



I read Dead Man and the Restless Spirits a few months ago and LOVED it, and ever since then I’ve been dying to read Spirit Sanguine since I knew it was set in the same world and thats where Denton was first introduced.  Because let’s face it, I ADORE Denton and Bran!!  Gabe and Harvey were a bit different…

Gabe has spent the last five years in Europe working with his uncle and learning how to hunt and kill vampires.  When he moves back to Chicago, he follows a young vampire through the dark streets with the plans to slay him.  But Harvey fights back and lets Gabe live.  And now, Gabe can’t get Harvey out of his mind!

This was a lot of fun to read!

I liked how the book was broken into three smaller stories…three little mysteries.  But I found myself more interested and what was going on between Gabe and Harvey and didn’t really care much about the mystery.  I mean, I was never trying to figure out who the bad guy was and I didn’t really feel that the characters were in any danger.  On the other hand, the mysteries were well done and tied in nicely to the overall book.  

Gabe and Harvey were HOT together.  I loved their intimate scenes and the role playing.  But I did get a bit frustrated in the second story because I just wanted them to stop the role playing and be themselves for once.  And I was very disappointed that I didn’t get to see the first time that Gabe allowed Harvey to bite him.  I think that would have been a very pivotal moment in their relationship and it happened off page between two stories after A LOT of build up and Gabe fantasizing about it.  So I feel like I missed something important that I can never get back.  

My favorite parts of the book were all the supernatural things going on between Gabe and Harvey.  I’m very intrigued and can’t wait to read Temper Sanguine next.  I WANT to know MORE!

Overall Impression: I Liked It

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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