Two Thousand Dreams (Kings of Chaos, #1) by Jocelynn Drake

Two Thousand Dreams is a grumpy sunshine pairing between a Vampire and Witch, one one of which you may have met before. You can expect to see old friends from Drake's previous books and an evil King in desperate need of his head being chopped off. 

From the blurb:

The Blood Witch Has Changed Everything.

Chen traveled to the US with his clan, hoping to rescue his kidnapped brother from the fae.

They just need a witch to find the exact location of where the door between the human world and the fae world will open.

The one thing Moon can’t do.

Chen grabbed the wrong type of witch.

That’s not stopping Moon from clinging to Chen as he guides them through a new territory, introducing them to the witches, shifters, and vampires who can help them.

The longer Moon remains at Chen’s side, the more he hopes the witch might consider staying with him always.

Except that the king of the fae might have other deadly plans for Chen.

Two Thousand Dreams is the first novel in the Kings of Chaos series, which is a spin-off from the Lords of Discord series. This book contains one very grumpy vampire falling in love with a very perky blood witch, shifters, overprotective witches, other non-human surprises, snark, angst, found family, brotherly bickering, magic, chaos, vampire cuddles, and an endless love that grows stronger with each kiss.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘦. 𝘏𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘪𝘮. 𝘛𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘴."

We first meet Moon in the serial How the Necromancer in the Gold Vest Saved My Life, so the Blood Witch had already piqued my interest before his own book was announced. Moon was such a bright soul. He'd been through loss in his short life, but it never snuffed out his light. The most common look on his face was a smile, which was exactly the type of person the grumpy and serious Chen needed in his life.

"𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸."

I loved seeing Moon slowly pierce Chen's armor. I think he surprised even himself with the depth of both their feelings by the end. Chen may be a stoic warrior, but he softened for Moon. Or maybe Moon's influence softened him. Either way, the presence of the other in their lives brought happiness and joy, which is all someone in love could ever ask for, in my opinion.

"𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥. 𝘏𝘪𝘴. 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘸."

As Moon and Chen are navigating their changing relationship, they also have to focus on the reason they were brought together in the first place: to save Chen's clan member. Their foe is the deadly fae and by the end, they realize they are fighting for something much more important than just saving their friend. Though Moon and Chen's story is finished here, the plotline is not. There is still much left to do to make sure their world is safe, and I am hoping that means many more of the clan members will find their HEA along the way.

Rating: 5 Stars

Two Thousand Dreams is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.