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Friday, May 11, 2012

Review, The Last Girl by Kitty Thomas

Format: Ebook provided for review 

Six years ago strangers broke into Juliette’s house; she was home alone and only thirteen. She kept her eyes closed, praying that if she didn’t see anything, she wouldn’t be killed. No one harmed her. In fact, one of the thieves protected her. Now Juliette’s dreams are haunted by him.

Christian has waited to take her, resisting the urge each night. It always ends badly with human pets. They’re too fragile. The longer he can wait, the better, because the moment he takes her, the clock on her life starts ticking down.

Then she’ll be gone forever.
Warning: This book is dark erotica meant for a mature audience only
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Wow. WOW.  Seriously, Wow.  I loved this book.  From the first word to the last, I couldn’t get enough.  It is hot, like white hot times infinity.  It is dark and sexy.  It’s mysterious.

Christian is a 782 year old vampire.  He’s been around the block a few times.  Enough to lose interest in following what society says is right or wrong.  He is immortal, and he will do what he damn well chooses to do.  And not you, or I, or Joe Blow down the street are going to tell him any different.  Christian is the type of vampire that will take your typical alpha male and disintegrate him.

Ok, Liz, calm it down… gush much?

As soon as Juliette’s story starts I’m frightened.  The author does a superb job of bringing that fear to life as you realize that you are the only one home, and that home is now being broken into.  And you are only 13.  My pulse quickened and I hoped they wouldn’t find her.  But they did.  Thud Thud THUD.  Yeah, that was my heart beating when I was reading it.

She keeps her eyes closed, just like the blurb says.  She does as she is told.  But then… then…. AHHHH!! I can’t tell you!!!!!  Dang it!!

Every word in this story drips fear.  But it also wreaks of knowing.  Juliette knows that when its over, its not really over.  And boy oh boy, that Christian is one clever vampire.   He decides he will have her. 

                “That night six years ago, he’d seemed to be somewhat in charge of things.  His voice held the same maturity and dark command back then that it holds now.”

Maybe I am a vampire groupie, but Christian’s brutal charisma makes his capture of Juliette seem like a pretty good deal to me.  It’s almost as if she is being afraid because she thinks she should be. 

            “It is the hedonistic and animal side that craves pleasure, even if the cost is pain and fear.”

This book is poetic and dark beauty, most of it is the channel of Juliette’s thoughts, the journey her soul takes.  I may gush and go on and on about this story, but take heed of the warnings, this story is not for everyone.  It is dark erotica.  But it is fabulous and well written.  If you have an open mind it will take you on a fabulous trip.

It’s not just about sex.  It explores ownership, just like the author, Kitty Thomas, says she likes to do with her writing.  It explores lust versus love, need versus want. Forever versus as long as he lets you live….  See, Christian knows he has a line that he will eventually cross, and he knows that the end is near for Juliette.  She’s human, she will not be able to withstand his needs.


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