Series: The Dakota Laveaux
Author: Suzette Rose Cauler
Word Count: 27,362
Genre : M/F, paranormal vampire, shapeshifter
Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/taking-chances
Publisher Blurb:Risking her life is nothing new to shape-shifter Dakota Laveaux, but when the thief-for-hire enters the Ettore compound, she gets far more than she bargained for. Determined to keep a haunting promise, Dakota will do anything to complete her mission, but the dangerously sexy Kane Ettore, leader of the Ettore vampire clan, becomes a delicious distraction. From the moment they meet, Dakota is drawn along on a roller coaster ride of mistaken identities, missed chances, scorching passion, and undeniable bliss.
Has sleeping with the enemy ever felt so good?
Dakota is hopelessly torn between her need for revenge and the insatiable hunger Kane inspires in her. With her life hanging in the balance, Dakota must decide whether to trust the vampire she’s already betrayed or take her chances with the cunning werewolf who has promised to help her. How far will she go to win this deadly game, and will she lose her heart in the process?
Suzette Rose Cauler brings the start of what promises to be an amazing new series with Taking Chances. I really liked the character of Dakota; she is brave, strong, and just a little bit vulnerable. She seems very trapped when we first meet her. But she is smart and listens to her instincts.
Kane is protective, strong, and slightly confused. He doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with but he knows he wants Dakota. She brings out the protector inside of him, and the very unfamiliar feeling of love.
Together they will battle for the truth. These two have some real hurdles to overcome but they do and find love along the way.
I loved the connections these characters have. I also like how Ms. Cauler makes me want more of her vampires and the world they live in. I would like to see more books in this world and find out what creatures live there. I also have a real urge to have Kane’s brother find someone who loves him and can tame him. I hope his story comes up soon.
There is lots of lusty romance to keep you turning the pages but for me the story itself is one I will not soon forget.
Five Shooting Stars!