A Rush of Wings by A. Phoenix

From the very first page, A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix had me hooked. I really thought it was going to blow me away in the end but while I thought it was good, I was disappointed a bit because it started super good and just meh by the time I finished it.

Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be “nightkind”: in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer — and she’s pretty sure that link makes him the CCK’s next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man — who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire — in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante’s past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny….

Dante – what can I say about this vamp other than he is super hot.  I liked how mysterious he is, you get the feeling there is more to him then what’s being told and that’s always a good thing for future books! Dante’s interaction with people seemed a little off to me, considering it was a romance type story, but in any other context I think it would have been super great.

The story was really good, lots of action and twists and turns – but what really bothered me was the interaction between Dante and Heather.  It really just didn’t FEEL like they were connecting like they should have. Perhaps this had a lot to do with how Dante is with everyone and that threw me off but I just didn’t feel that emotional connection between the two that I think should have been there.  I absolutely loved Lucian and hope that there is more story about him in future books.

Overall, A Rush of Wings started out good with a highly interesting and has me hooked feeling, but in the end, I was left with a meh this is an ok book.  The story has potential though and I do look forward to reading more from this series in hopes that this author picks it up and just blows me away the next time :D

Read Order:
A Rush of Wings
In the Blood
Beneath the Skin

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