When your past catches up, it’s time to stop running.
Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.
Emily Taylor needs a break. She’s been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.
Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he’s disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?
A big thank you to Supagurl Tours and Andrea Heltsley for providing me with a copy of Devour for review.
One thing Andrea Heltsley did well was develop the vampire lore in this book. I enjoyed that because it was unique, at least as far as I’m aware. I’m a True Blood – Vampire Lestat kinda vampire lover, so maybe I’m not up on all the new trends, but to me it felt original. In fact, I’d go so far as to say the vampire lore was the best thing about this book.
Besides Chase, the other love interest is Cody. We never really get to learn anything about Cody, he’s kind of just there at the Blood Ball and then all sorts of insta-love starts happening and there’s prison terms involved and death, and wow. There was a lot going on and almost none of it really had a clear reason. Everything just happened, and while there were little strings of plot that led from one scene to the next, it was very basic.
I really didn’t get bored with the story so much as frustrated with the lack of development. I did read the whole thing and it did keep my interest, it’s just I like more depth to the plot, I like it to be twisty, but well-developed to the point that I feel like I know the characters and get invested in the outcome. I never got that feeling from Devour.
This book would appeal to a younger audience, but it’s just not quite mature enough for my new adult tastes.