I really did toss up whether to give this four or five stars. The reason for my difficulty was two-fold. Firstly, I felt there were just enough errors, typos and misplaced tenses in the story to justify the reduction, but on reflection the story was just so good, that it over-rode those minor errors.
The second reason for my doubts was the method or style of writing. Initially I felt almost like I was reading a screenplay, with the narrative taking on the present tense and almost instructing the characters in their actions. I wasn't used to this type of writing and it did jar to begin with, however, the further I read, the more I enjoyed the story and the less the style jarred on me.
This is a sweeping, passionate book, full of colourful and fanciful characters that are beautifully described by the author. Once I realised it was actually a vampire story I shuddered a little (it not being my liking), however the vampirism was not only critical to the story, it was actually quite fascinating to read. Trust me, this is not your typical vampire / werewolf book. This is in a class of its own.
The story was more than your classic love triangle - this was more like a love quadrangle. Between the principal characters Victor, Suzette, Ivan and Henrietta, there is a fascinating tale of unrequited love beautifully told by the author.
The book did end a little abruptly for my liking, but of course there is more to come in this series and I await with interest where the Montenegro saga will take us.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, not just fans of vampires, or the paranormal. On reflection it does deserve the five stars that I finally decided to give it. A marvellous piece of writing Estela Vazquez Perez. Well done that author!