Roman, Vampire's Mate, Book 1 By: Grae Bryan Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo

Roman is a sweet but steamy vampire fated mates story introducing a cast of characters I want to get to know better.

From the blurb:

Danny Kingman is used to fending for himself. Working nonstop as an ER nurse to pay for his mother’s care, he’s been putting his own life on hold for as long as he can remember. But when an unbelievably hot, strangely intense man saves him from a mugging, Danny has a feeling everything is about to change. Especially when that man suddenly pops out a pair of fangs.

Roman Mourier has been wandering aimlessly for decades, waiting for the inevitable day when the last of his humanity leaves him, and the demon inside him takes permanent control. He doesn’t believe in fated mates, or the myth that there’s a soul out there that could tether his humanity to him. Until he feels a strange pull to the lovely young man at the hospital, and hope stirs in him for the first time.

But Roman has demons other than just the one inside him. Is he strong enough to keep Danny safe from the past that haunts him? He knows one thing for sure: now that he’s found his mate, he will do anything to keep him.

Roman is a heated, fated-mates MM paranormal romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains insta-obsession, a cinnamon roll of an ER nurse, and the possessive vampire determined to keep him. It also contains steamy scenes between two men, and the moderate violence (and mentions of blood) that one might expect from a vampire romance. Not suitable for listeners under 18.

Jacquie's Review:

I'm new to Grae Bryan's vampire series. it was always on my tbr but I just wasn't getting a chance to read it. A lot of my friends had read it and recommended it. So when I saw the audio, I knew I had to pick it up.

The fated mate connection controlling the demon was fascinating and I really enjoyed how Danny spoke to Roman's inner demon giving them a chance to connect.

Roman is pretty steamy and while I wouldn't call it instalove, it's something close to it. The mate bond seems to affect both the partners. 

The scene with Danny's mom was so sweet it nearly made me cry, which is quite hard to do. I loved that Roman could give Danny that gift.

Conflict came from Roman's sire, and I enjoyed how the author humanized the older vampire and made the conflict multi-faceted. 

By the end I was ready for both Soren and Luc's stories and I'm wondering if I'll hold out for the audio or not.

As I've come to expect from this narrator, the performance was fantastic. He made it such an easy listen. All of the voices were distinct.

Rating: 5 Stars

Roman is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.