Vincent by D.B. Reynolds
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh, what a great addition to the Vampires of America series. It just gets better and better with each book. I received an early copy via NetGalley and could not wait to dig into Vincent. It is great to see the differences in the vampire lords. Every once in a while I noticed a consistency in the descriptions of the effects of the vampire bite on their mates across the series but, that really is the only thing that I can say that is the same throughout each of these action-packed novels. They are each well written and I love that I get a different story each time. There are character details that make each lord stand out. My favorite character detail about Vincent was a scene regarding a classical guitarist deep in Mexico. Obviously, that each gets mated in their story is a consistent feature of each book, but, each of them is as diverse as their mates. Another great aspect of these stories is the really cool gifts displayed by each of the lords.
Vincent is Enrique's lieutenant. Enrique is the one hold out of the North America lords that does not seem to understand the risk that they are under from the European vampires. Raphael has great insight and has worked with everyone on the council, or maybe stacked the deck if you ask me, so that they might be successful in fighting the coming war. Enrique is a jerk who has other ideas that is putting everyone else at risk. Raphael does what he does best and sends a message via Lana to Vincent asking him to help Lana deliver a message and boy is that message jam packed with information. The method of the delivery is genius. The trip to make that delivery shows Vincent more about Enrique and helps him make make his plans for the future. Lana is a bounty hunter that Cyn is familiar with and she recommends her to Raphael and the partnership is interesting, full of action and great to read about. It is hard to believe we have to wait until March to see how things go with the upcoming war.