Review: Deathless Love by Renee Rose
Kate, a human, has had a crush on the gorgeous and dangerous Dom since she laid eyes on him. Dom, a vampire, can’t deny he wants Kate, but he knows from personal experience that relationships with mortals don’t end well. However, one night after Kate plays with her band in the club Dom owns, the two of them finally give in to the passion between them. That’s when Dom discovers Kate’s secret fetish: spanking. As things heat up between him and Kate, Dom tries to convince himself that he’ll fulfill Kate’s needs without letting the relationship get serious…but that proves to be harder than Dom thought it would be. Deathless Love is a GraveTells Recommended Read!
- Title: Deathless Love
- Series: n/a
- Author: Renee Rose
- Prominent Characters: Kate, Dom
- Recommended Reader Age: 18+
- Sexual Content Level: high
***This review contains minor plot spoilers! Read on at your own risk!***
Kate spends her nights playing at No Return with her band where she gets to see the totally hot and totally mysterious Dom. The owner of the club, Dom stars in all of Kate’s fantasies, but she’s never had the courage to act on her feelings. She worries that anyone she gets involved in will find out about her desire to be spanked and think she’s a freak. When things get taken to the next level with Dom, Kate feels that she’s finally found someone who can accept her for who she is. Problem is, Dom’s a vampire. And he doesn’t do relationships with mortals.
Kate tempts Dom like no else has, but as a centuries old vampire, he is well aware that getting involved with a human never ends well. Despite knowing that, he finds he’s unable to resist Kate and when he finds out that she likes to be spanked, he steps up to satisfy her needs. Soon enough, Dom realizes Kate means more to him than she should and he believes he needs to end things with her. There’s an enemy out there who is targeting Dom, though, and getting involved with Kate may have put her in his enemy’s sights. Now Dom will do anything to protect her…but a happy ending with Kate is impossible, isn’t it?
Generally, I liked Kate. She was a nice person and a good friend. I just wish she was more independent; Dom had to solve a lot of problems for her and he was the one who pointed out that she needed to stick up for herself more. Fortunately, Kate did develop as the book went on. She came into herself and became a strong and more emotionally mature person.
I liked Dom, too, although his back-and-forth attitude with Kate was slightly irritating at times. I can understand his determination to not let things get serious with Kate, though. When you learn about what he’s been through in his past, you can’t help but feel for Dom. And can I just say that his name fits him perfectly? Dom’s a total alpha male and the way he took charge with Kate? HOT. I love a good alpha male so Dom was my favorite character in Deathless Love.
Fox and Stella were great secondary characters. Fox is the kind of best friend everybody wants and Stella was fun. I wish we’d gotten to know the villian a little better and learned more about her motives, however.
As I’ve said, Kate likes to be spanked and dominated, so this is a BDSM book. But I definitely wouldn’t say it’s a hardcore BDSM book. There’s spanking, but that’s it. That’s not to say the book is tame, but it’s not extreme either.
Dom’s eyes dilated suddenly and she thought she saw his fangs get long. Oh god- he must have smelled her arousal again. Seeing him like that- that look of hunger on his face, his dark hair falling into his face, his eyes burning- she almost felt light-headed with desire for him.
“I can’t decide if you’re serious or just trying to tweak me.”
His lids lowered and he stepped closer to her, pinning her against the wall. “I am serious,” he said in a low, sexy voice. “And I like to tweak you.”
And a very fitting name it is…
She leaned forward and gave him a shy peck on the cheek. “Thanks.”
“It was my pleasure,” he said with a satisfied little purr in his voice.
“So…is that your pleasure?”
He laughed. “It’s not my regular gig, but it’s an easy role for me to step into. My name is Dom, after all.”
If you liked Deathless Love…
You should check out The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill. (Check out the GraveTells review of The Vampire Queen’s Servant here.) This book is also a paranormal romance that features vampires and has BDSM in it. The BDSM element is much stronger in The Vampire Queen’s Servant than it is in Deathless Love however.
If you like paranormal romance books with a little kink in them, you should absolutely give Deathless Love a look! It’s a GraveTells Recommended Read!
Rating: Deathless Love