Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.
Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.
Whoa. Not bad of an intro, huh? This is the first book in the Chicagoland Vampires series. In this book we are introduced to the major characters that will continue on into the remaining books. First, we have Merit – who I have to say is totally kick-ass. Despite the sudden and I might add for my own opinion horrific change of her life. She takes  her life, more or less, by the balls and continues on. She turns into a vampire.
But, she’s not alone because our male protagonist Ethan Sullivan takes her under his wings. Ethan is the blonde, cold, mysterious yet totally unbelievably hot male lead.  XD
He and Merit butt heads from the moment they officially meet. I love the banter and underlying sexual tension between the two. It’s part of what makes the book so enjoyable, tbh. Besides these two we have Mallory – Merit’s no nonsense best friend who happens to be a witch. Catcher, a warlock and Jeff and a shapeshifter. Lindsey who’s a guard for Ethan’s house. Along with Luke and Malik – Ethan’s two right hand men. If your looking for a paranormal series with a kickass female lead, and even more badass male lead.  Politics and struggles of paranormal and human society with of course a tug and pull steamy romance. This is your book.
Rating: 5/5