The beginning of Cleo Jones's life as a vampire was the end of her relationship with her first love and only submissive, college senior Benny Tarver, Mutual resentment and heartache have kept them apart for the past three years, but their responsibilities to the sisters of Alpha Beta Omega sorority have held them in each other's sights. With graduation looming, Benny knows it is time for her to move on from the sorority and her lingering feelings for Cleo, but when Cleo realizes she may lose Benny forever to a powerful demon, she must put her fears aside to discover if they can find the strength to let go of their pain and accept that the love between them is true.
Here's the gist of it: I loved Better off Red but I liked Blacker Than Blue. While the first book in the Vampire Sorority Sisters duo focused a lot on the sisters and the sister-queens, Blacker Than Blue brings much more of the demon-life to the forefront (which it turns out, was of less interest to me).
Of course, there was just as much sex and just as much steam, but the protagonist (Benny) and her love interest (Cleo) just weren't as believable to me as Ginger and Camila. I certainly believed that they wanted each other, and I believed the jealousy when they weren't together (no spoilers, promise). I even believed in how well suited they were together, sexually (and I always adore BDSM themes, of which there were plenty). But I didn't believe they were star-crossed lovers absolutely meant to be together, which is what the book wants you to believe. At least not the same way that Ginger and Camila were meant to be.
Again, the book was totally enjoyable and I read it twice - well written BDSM scenes always get me, especially when there's so much drab out there (50 Shades of Grey, ehem). It's always nice when somebody gets it - and the emotions behind it - right.
All in all, I'd give it 3 very solid thumbs up. Which isn't bad at all!
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