Title: A Vampire’s Soul (Creature of Habit #1)
Author: Angel Lawson
Narrator: Charles Winfield
The summer after college, Amelia Chase lands a coveted position as the personal assistant for the brilliant yet reclusive Grant Palmer. Grant’s aloof nature and obsessive-compulsive behavior leads Amelia to rethink her position until Grant steps in to rescue her during a bizarre kidnapping attempt. She soon realizes Grant is a man of many secrets, all hidden behind an elaborate facade of self-discipline and control.
Grant Palmer spends his days in an expensive suit and tie, funding charitable works for his family’s foundation. His nights are reserved for patrolling the small city of Asheville and the bordering mountainside in an effort to protect residents from rogue vampires. Why? He has his own collection of kills to atone for from his own days as a rebellious, bloodthirsty killer.
Amelia and Grant’s professional relationship turns personal, distracting Grant from his duties. As the number of victims rise, it becomes apparent that a predator in the hills of North Carolina has a vendetta against Grant. Aware of Grant’s increasing interest, possessing Amelia is one way for this killer to enact his twisted revenge.
Amelia doesn’t know what’s going to happen when she accepts a job for the mysterious Grant Palmer. The rundown of the job is quite strange, but when she hears how much of a stickler for his routine Grant is, she shrugs it off, vowing to do her best. As the story amps up, their relationship turns personal and the stakes are high.
There were plenty of moments of romance, suspense, and just times when I forgot I was listening to a story because I was so involved. Angel’s writing style is very easy to follow along with. I have read/listened to a lot of vampire books, and I have to say, the angle that this author chose to pursue was very fresh. It isn’t often I can say a vampire book is original, so I am so glad to have come across this piece.
The narration was wonderfully done.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.