Thereís no love
lost between vampires and magics. Despite this, an uneasy
alliance has formed between Ethanís coven and Zekeís clan.
Having moved in with the Drone clan in order to make the
alliance work and, though he wonít admit it, to get to know
his half-brother Rafe better, Ethan is slowly adjusting to a
different way of life than heís ever known. And part of
that adjustment requires dealing with attraction to Zeke, a
vampire who hates magics. In a surprising act of anger and
lust, Zeke does something unforgivable which leaves Ethan
open to attack and capture by their enemies. Now Zeke will
do anything to get Ethan back, even if he has to cross lines
no one ever dreamed of to do it, and neither male will ever
be the same.
If I had to pick
just one word to describe Saved by Loveís Blood
it would be ďpredictable.Ē Iím not saying Saved by
Loveís Blood was a bad read; it was enjoyable. What
I am saying is that the spark that has given life to other
books of Stephani Hechtís is sorely lacking in this tale.
Ethan is a male who holds himself apart from others due to
the horrors of his past. Zeke is a vampire with no love for
magics, yet he canít resist his growing feelings for Ethan.
The other characters that so intrigued me in previous
installments of the Drone Vampire Chronicles all seem to be
becoming increasingly alike. Old wounds are swiftly healed
and the obstacles in Ethan and Zekeís road to happily ever
after are easily overcome. The book is surprisingly
repetitive in parts and the information Ms. Hecht provides
so that newcomers to the series can follow along is not
always seamlessly woven into the tale. Yet, while I
finished Saved by Loveís Blood feeling a bit
let down, as a rule, Ms. Hecht creates intriguing characters
and gripping stories. I hold out hope Ms. Hecht rekindles
the magic in her next Drone Vampire Chronicles book. Until
then, Iíll bide my time by curling up with an earlier story
from this enchanting series.