Nightwolf by Karina Halle
A steamy contemporary friends-to-lovers standalone vampire romance from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Royals Next Door and Black Sunshine.
My name is Amethyst DeMille and I’m in love with a vampire.
Sounds complicated, doesn’t it?
Yet the fact that he’s a sexy, centuries-old blood-drinking vampire isn’t what makes our relationship complicated.
It’s because we live in the same house together, work at the same exclusive club together, and he happens to be my best friend with absolutely no idea how I feel about him.
I mean, sure he’s probably seen me give him heart eyes more than once. Can you blame me? Wolf is not only a deadly, charismatic vampire with great persuasion skills, he also happens to be built like a Nordic God, all solid muscle and chiseled bone structure and haunting eyes that I sometimes think tell me more than he wants me to know. He’s the type of guy most women find themselves falling for (and not just because they might end up his next meal).
But despite the simmering sexual tension and yearning between us, I know there’s no way I’ll ever be able to tell him how I feel. After all, I’m a human and he’s a vampire and he’s told me more than once that those love stories never end well.
Too bad my heart doesn’t know the difference.
Nightwolf is a contemporary vampire romance with a friends-to-lovers twist set in modern day San Francisco.
This book is a spinoff of The Dark Eyes Duet but can be read as a total standalone (however, if you are reading it as a series, The Dark Eyes Duet (Black Sunshine and The Blood is Love) should be read first).
Ever since I read (Black Sunshine and The Blood is Love (A Dark Vampire Romance Duet) and we met Wolf and Amethyst, I wanted to know more of this couple and their “friendship” We get to see their past, and how it shapes their future. We also get to see their battle with emotions and feelings for one another.
So, a vampire and a human? Wolf had been told that a relationship wasn’t possible, it would only end in tears.
But this couple didn’t listen to what other people told them. They’ve danced around their attraction for one another for a few years.
Both deny they have feelings except friendship for one another. But friends and family know different, and to prove a point they send them off together, and that’s when things really take a turn for the pair.
I loved catching up with Solon and Lenore from (Black Sunshine and The Blood is Love) and all the rest of the characters. Her mother was a delightful addition, and the scenes they have together are very touching.
This book wasn’t big on drama and twists, but what it lacked in suspense it made up for in emotions. And boy are we put through the emotional wringer!
You haven’t read the previous books, it’s not a big deal. But you get a taste of the banter and tension that exists between Wolf and Amethyst.
There is sadness, and because the author faced huge losses herself, they came out in full force. It was very moving and emotional.
It’s a friends to lovers story at its best. It’s also a little of forbidden love (vampire don’t mate with humans)
It does have triggers, so please read the warnings before reading this wonderful story.
And the ending…… just perfect 💜