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He is the last of his race. The one true King of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of L.A. after dark, haunted by his past and driven by his hunger. The last of the Ancient Ones, he alone has survived the destruction of his race at the hands of slayers. Now he is forced to hunt and feed like a common vampire, a creature of lust. Nothing in this world can fulfil his needs...until he meets a women who is everything he needs, and more.
Her name is Claire Thompson. Her blood is so sweet, so intoxicating-the smell alone draws Michael to her like a moth to a flame. Sly, sexy and seductive, Claire seems to be the only mortal who can satisfy his craving and seal his fate-forever. Can she be trusted? From their very first kiss, the last tru vampire sweeps Claire into a world in which darkness rules desire-and where falling in love is the greatest danger of all...
A past-paced romance with non-stop action, The Last True Vampire was an incredible read that had me reading for almost half a day because I could not for the life of me put it down. Claire is a great main character, because although her past may be filled with pain, she tries desperately not to let it impact her future, practically adopting a young girl who reminds her of herself when she was young, even though she can barely pay her rent. Her selflessness juxtaposed with her determination to survive ay any cost makes her such a complex character that I instantly fell in love with her. Mikhail is also an interesting character that I loved on first read, but the minor characters just didn't have the level of depth I look for in them. They were fun, but there was just something missing that I can't pin-point. The world building was captivating and heart-pounding, the reason I was unable to tear my eyes away from this book, and although it felt a little but generic, there was still enough originality to keep me entertained. A thrilling story of survival and finding love in the darkest of times.