Monday, December 10, 2012

Access Granted

Title:  Access Granted
Author:  Marie Rochelle
Publisher:  Phaze Books
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ISBN/BIN:  978-1-60659-703-3
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary, Interracial, Paranormal
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

For years, Sabrina Watley had two special things in her world.  Having a loving brother and her job as a court reporter made Sabrina proud and happy.  Since the death of her brother, things just weren’t the same.  No amount of work was enough to ease the loneliness Sabrina felt.   Only her brother’s best friend could help fill the emptiness a bit, because she always thought of him as family;  although he made her nervous with the heated looks he gave her when they were alone.  Sabrina wasn’t in the market for that kind of relationship right now, but especially not with Zander.

Zander Irizarry is a vampire with one goal in mind, getting his mate.  He’s waited a long time and put up with several obstacles.  Sabrina has other men sniffing around her and she refuses to admit her attraction to Zander.   No other man is going to have her and the sooner Sabrina accepts that, the sooner he can be completely honest with her.  Time is running out, just like Zander’s patience. 

It’s a lot for a girl to absorb that her lover is a vampire, but Sabrina comes around.  Zander is the man of her dreams and she can’t fight their bond anymore.  But, living forever was a curse, as far as Sabrina was concerned, and she wanted no part of it.  Zander made her happy, but becoming like him wasn’t in Sabrina’s game plan.  After a few touch and go moments, it seems as if Sabrina is shutting Zander out for good.  But, Zander doesn’t give up and Sabrina forgives him.

Access Granted is the second story of the Alpha Male Incorporated series.  Zander had been chasing Sabrina since he laid eyes on her and she had been running.  I understood Sabrina’s reluctance to get involved with Zander, to a degree, but I thought she should have caved in much sooner.  With the strong desire she felt for him, I don’t understand how she could view him like a brother for so long, especially when she knew he didn’t see her as a sister.  Zander tried softening the news about him being a vampire, but it backfired.  I can’t be mad at him for his actions; in fact I cheered for him and I think he should have acted sooner.  Honestly, I am amazed the poor guy didn’t snap.  Sabrina was a little naive about these other men she was hanging out with and I wasn’t expecting that.  Thank goodness for Zander and his anger.  It made me feel peaceful when he finally got everything he wanted.   Marie Rochelle wraps up this romance with the hopes of more to follow and I, for one, can’t wait.

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