"Tall, Dark & Heartless"
By: R.L. Mathewson
Synopsis from Goodreads:
He should have left her and never looked back.......My Thoughts:
But, that's not how things played out for Caine, a nearly one thousand year old Pyte, who should have known better. Instead of walking away years ago, he stuck around and watched over the only woman he'd ever cared about. When trouble finds her, he knows that he should just cut his losses and walk away, but there was no fighting the hold that woman had on him and now they were both paying the price.
Danni didn't care that she wasn't technically a Sentinel and was putting her life in danger every time she went out on patrol, because she had a job to do. It was the only thing that mattered to her anymore and she wasn't going to let it go without a fight. Unfortunately for her, she didn't foresee her ex-boyfriend selling her out to a Master, being captured, locked up and stuck in a room with the cranky Pyte that broke her heart years ago and wouldn't stop glaring at her as if their little predicament was all her fault.
So first off, a confession. This is the third book in the “Pyte” series but its the first book I read. Its about a given when you start in the middle of the series, you will be a little lost, but luckily I was able to find my way around pretty good. I even thought about stopping and starting with the first book, but ultimately was enjoying it so much I forged ahead!
Caine is a Pyte, pretty much an equivalent of a vampire. He drinks blood, super strength, stays in during the day...the whole deal. Danni is the daughter of a Sentinel, a group of people whose job it is to keep Pytes in control and ensure they don’t kill humans. Can you see where this is going? Of course, Caine and Danni fall for one another!
Caine is the ultimate stand-offish/loner. He was close to Danni when she was younger but as soon as she became an adult, he knew he couldn’t be around her. He didn’t want to go all toothy on her if you know what I mean. Yet when Danni is abducted by another vampire, who is there to save her? Caine.
I loooved Caine, I don’t know any other way to put it. He was so solitary but craved attention and just human contact in general. He wanted what was best for everyone, but didn’t know how to go about doing it. To be honest, I don’t know if Danni was a very good match for him. She was oh so whiny at times and seemed to like making him suffer, which quickly began to irritate me.
All in all, this book is a great addition to the Pyte series. I’m happy to say since I read this, I have went back and read the other two in the series. They are both pretty great too. Quirky and at times a little cheesy, they never are dull and introduce you to an entirely different and new paranormal world. Huzzah R.L. Mathewson! So glad to have found this new author!
Publisher: Self Publication
Date of Publication: April 2012
# of Pages: 957
Be sure to check out the rest of the series!
1. “Tall, Dark, and Lonely”
2. “Without Regret”
3. “Tall, Dark, and Heartless”