An Unwanted Hunger

I saw the initial rush of fear as I seized you.

An Unwanted Hunger
Ciana Stone
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published December 7th 2009 by Ellora's Cave
First published December 26th 2008
ISBN 9781419919268

Passion this strong is dangerous. They both know it. Mortal enemies, their respective factions have been at war since the dawn of man. Resa is a Dhampir, bred and trained to hunt Vampyres. Constantine is a prince among the Vampyre, the oldest and most lethal.

Nothing good can come of this hunger, this need that drives them relentlessly toward one another. Neither reason nor devotion to duty can stay their need. There is but one way to quench the thirst that drives them. Once sated, they can return to the battle and see which one, if either, is left standing.

But one drink from the cup of desire serves only to magnify the hunger. One act of lust that could alter them forever, changing the course of destiny.

BEST part of this book is the journal entry that makes up the prologue. Instant high for me. What followed, although very well written, fell far into disappointment territory. Every obstacle was was just too easily solved. Resa learns that her entire life has been built on lies and is betrayed by her every ally... no big deal. She easily jumps ship and into bed with Constantine who takes her as his mate unintentionally but wholeheartedly. So what if his people won't accept her. The matter never really even comes up. At war are we? Retreat and somehow everything is better in the morning.

I'm not entirely sure if there was an actually ending to this story. More like Resa and Constantine's parts ended. Nothing solved, just delayed. 3 out of 5 stars.

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