The titles Federal Marshall and
licensed bounty hunter give Mitch Baine the right to legally
hunt down and kill monsters, such as rogue vampires and
werewolves. But on this night, Mitch is kicking back,
enjoying an evening at the bar Torque and hoping to
end a very long sexual dry spell.
Heartstrings is a hot rock band with
lead singer Jarrod Axlerod, his brother Skip, and two other
guys. They are all either vampires or werewolves.
Instant attraction leads to a very
sensual carnal encounter between two strangers in the back
room. Mitch is surprised to discover that he had a hot time
with rock star Jarrod Axlerod and now he’s horrified to find
out that Jarrod is his next sanctioned hit. A special spark
blazes between Mitch and vampire Jarrod. How can Mitch kill
the only person who makes him feel truly alive?
Author Dakota Rebel delivers a character driven tale of
reckless desire and ultimate love. Mitch is a
hero boxed in by familial duty, deep down knowing that
nothing he does will ever be good enough because of his
sexual orientation. All of the characters are interesting,
yet none of them meet their potential. Mitch
doesn’t seem tough enough for his job and Jarrod seems
beaten down and weak for a so called ‘strong’ vampire.
There are under currents and strong feelings in Mitch,
however, it seems like there should be more emotional angst
with everything going on in the plot. Mitch
has sincere characters I grew to really like. but altogether
I kept hoping for more.