Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Twice Bitten
Author: Rayna Vause
Heroes: Danny & Kieran
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: With a new species of vampire stalking the streets, the stakes are high. But that’s not the only reason hearts are on the line.
Danny Reynolds thought Kieran McCade was the one—true love and hot lust forever—until Danny found out Kier’s bloody secret and ran away screaming. Months later, Danny is facing his own paranormal crisis, and he needs Kieran’s help, but are there enough ways to apologize for breaking a vampire’s heart?
Nothing about Danny’s transformation is normal—not the attack that led to it, and not the symptoms Danny’s plagued with—but being in close proximity to Kieran is even worse than becoming a thing that goes bump in the night. Danny and Kieran aren’t the only things threatening to bump each other off, though. Secret organizations and clashing vigilante agendas want to get their hands on Danny. His only hope is to find a fix for his problem before he’s either captured or his abnormal transition starves him to death.
Danny and Kieran might have a real chance to repair their broken romance… but only if they keep Danny alive!
What happens when you have an intensely personal reason for hating and fearing vampires that directly contradicts with the “one who got away”? You get over it, fast, because now the one you ran from is the same one you still love, and the only one who may just be able to save your life.
I love vampire stories, a lot, so I rarely pass one up…even if it’s a non-romance. In this case, we have Danny who just can’t seem to win. He falls in love with Kieran, thinks he’s the one, and then finds out he’s a vampire. He runs, and never looks back. Until he is attacked by a psycho vampire, and weirdness begins to overtake his body. My, my my…guess who is now running back to the scary vampire den? Kieran can’t believe it when Danny reappears. He has just barely gotten over the loss, and was moving on, when Danny comes begging for help…and Kieran just can’t say no. He can pretend he no longer has feelings for him though.
I really liked Kieran, but I struggled with Danny, at first. Once you realize why he was so fearful of vampires you begin to accept that maybe he was justified in his running…maybe. But until they reconcile their pasts and their differences, they have to figure out what is wrong with Danny, and will it change him, or kill him. There is a lot of freaky stuff happening in this book; crazy scientists, undisclosed labs and experiments, and a mission impossible type rescue mission. But, in the end, we get what we started reading for, that elusive happy ending.
It was an interesting story and kept my attention…now I want to see if there is another book coming with Aiden and Rogan. I know I wasn’t imaging that look.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*