Tasting Cherry Blossoms by Marie Medina
Simon has never feared the vampires who rule Valladora, yet he feels stunned and apprehensive when he meets Lord Ettore. The handsome vampire almost immediately declares that Simon is his mate, and though he knows he should feel honored, Simon can’t help resisting something that sounds impossible.
Ettore is overjoyed at finally finding his mate, even if the beautiful young man proves reluctant. Ettore is patient, enjoying the slow seduction despite his desire for Simon to give himself completely and stop holding back. When Simon disappears without a trace, Ettore doesn’t know if he should blame his political enemies or Simon’s reluctance to accept his love.
No matter what, Ettore is going to find Simon and bring him home. He knows their love is meant to be and will not rest until Simon is back in his arms, willingly offering both his blood and his heart.
Be Warned: m/m sex
Simon is a human servant in a world run by vampires. The vampires don’t abuse people. There is definitely a caste to the culture. It reminds me of Victorian England with the nobles being the vampires. Ettore is a royal vampire. He is over 200 years old and has yet to find his mate. Vampires know their mate through their blood, scent or taste. Ettore and Simon met in Simon’s master’s garden, among the cherry trees. Simon cut himself and Ettore came along. Ettore immediately sweeps away Simon and changes his life.
This is a cute and fluffy read. There is nothing spectacular about it. It is rather too sweet. It is a simple read that is great for a comfort read or before bedtime. The writing is good. The world building isn’t tremendous but decent. The characters are fairly typical of this kind of writing. Ettore is slightly dominate and Simon is very submissive. They aren’t very deep and you really don’t learn much about their background which would have made the story a little more rounded. Really isn’t much more to say about the story. It is as it appears.
Posted on Saturday, November 30th, 2013, in Book Review, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, Three Roses, TJ and tagged Evernight Publishing, M/M Romance, Marie Medina, Short Story, Vampires. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.