Touch in the Night (Blood and Bonds) by S. J. Coles

Touch in the Night is a vampire tale unlike any other I have had the pleasure of reading. This is one of those books don't judge by the blurb it just doesn't grab you the right way to convey how amazing this book really is.

From the blurb:


Book one in the Blood and Bonds series

Jesse Truelove never felt a part of his own family. But can a vampire really give him a new one?

With a criminal record, no steady job and a penchant for kink, Jesse Truelove has spent most of his life feeling like an outsider. He tells himself it doesn't bother him, that he never needed human connections anyway.

Now the Undying Baron, Emory Von Magnusson, a vampire— or, to use the modern term, ‘ haemophile' — has reclaimed his ancestral home north of Jesse's hometown, and the human population isn't sure how to react. Jesse knows a thing or two about what it's like to be misjudged, so he keeps an open mind. But when a bungled break-in at Emory's home brings them face-to-face, Jesse finds it's much more than his mind that's stimulated.

However, building a relationship with an undead blood-drinker was never going to be straightforward, especially when that undead blood-drinker reveals he wants a family.

Molly Otto's Review:

OK, let's start this by saying I have read a lot of vampire romances and yet can not recall another book quite like Touch in the Night, and for me, that's awesome!! 

In this world, vampires (haemophile) are regarded as separate races that are facing the prejudices of being seen as equals. Jesse falls into the world when trying to fix a mistake before it gets out a hand. With that choice, he meets Emory, who will change all his world views. Emory is doing everything he can to make a safe place for his daughter, Dimity, some not so legal, all for the love of this girl. 

This is their story of what it takes to become a true loving family, even if the world around you doesn't like these decisions.  

It's really a great read of ups and downs that will keep you hooked from the opening all the way to the conclusion.

Rating: 5 Stars

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