For a vampire, Anthony isn’t a picky eater, but he’s drawn to Charlee’s blood more than any other. Like a fine wine saved for a special occasion, he’s denied himself this pleasure. But one night, high from the potent magical blood of another, he claims his prize and loses control. Ashamed of almost killing the one woman who means anything to him, he wipes her memory of the event. When Charlee awakens with complete amnesia, Anthony is the only one who can clean up the mess he’s made**Summary taken from Goodreads**
I really enjoyed reading Claimed by Zoe Winters. Second book in the Blood Lust Series (scroll down to read my review of book one 'Kept') Anthony was first seen in Kept and i was so intrigued and hoped we'd see him again (what can i say, i am a vampire junkie!) Anthony, a contender for king of vampires, has lusted for Charlee for a long time, has wanted to feed from her but always held back, it's only when he's under the influence of drugged blood that he's unable to stop himself from attacking and drinking from her almost killing her. Having to wipe her memory, he does a bad job of it and wipes her entire memory and is left with the task of having her around to fix his mistake.
I liked Charlee, she was an interesting character, especially since she had amnesia, i liked the glimpses of her 'real' self when she was talking with Anthony. She was conflicted in knowing what he was and yet she couldn't help the deep sexual chemistry she had to the vampire, there is lots of humorous banter between the pair.
Loving vampires as i do (i'd so be a vampire groupie!) i couldn't help but fall for Anthony a little bit, i was fascinated with his vampire world, they have as many politics and rules as the human world, the glimpses of his demon face when he looked in the mirror was interesting, Zoe Winters painted a vivid image of not only him but the entire world.
So you have, human and vampire two species not meant to be together but cant help the pull, a girl who cant even remember her own name, a vampire who is sex on legs, and amid all that is a tournament to see who will rule the vampire realm.
It is a great read, and again Winters packs a lot into a novella, surprisingly so! I give Claimed by Zoe Winters 4 Sparkles out of 5!
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