Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fighting Chance

Title: Fighting Chance
Author: Viki Lyn
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-428-0
Genre: {M/M} Vampires, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Kresnik vampire slayer Corbin Hamilton is starting to regret giving in to his younger brother’s request to guard vampire Johan Maier.  Babysitting a vampire wasn’t Corbin’s idea of a good time; he would rather kill them.  The problem is Corbin and Johan are very much attracted to each other and Corbin is losing his battle to ignore Johan.  

Fighting Chance is the second book in the Chances series.  The well written plot is full of action, along with emotional chaos.  The characters are credible.  Corbin leads a lonely life, filled with guilt for actions in his past; he has never had or wanted a relationship before he met Johan.  Corbin’s focus and goal is to avenge his father’s death by killing the prince of the Red Serpent clan.  In order to achieve this goal, Corbin must survive the final trials of a Kresnik warrior.  With Johan fighting beside him and saving his life several times, Corbin finally admits that he loves Johan.   

The serum treatments Johan receives allows Johan’s emotions to awaken again and the emotion Johan feels the most is love for Corbin.  Johan’s old world charm was a tool used merely to get his victim’s blood, before meeting Corbin.  Now Johan is determined to gain Corbin’s trust, as well as protect Corbin from harm even if it means his own death.  Corbin and Johan are well matched in strength along with gifts that boost up each other’s skills in battle.  The actual intimacy, which comes towards the end, is sensual.  Viki Lyn has created an exciting and exceptionally stirring fantasy that I enjoyed immensely.


Viki Lyn said...

Thank you :) Chocolate Minx for an insightful and wonderful review. I loved writing the fantasy elements of FC. And Johan and Corbin have a special place in my heart! Viki Lyn

Chocolate Minx said...

Wonderful story, very enjoyable