The Vampire Dimitri

Dimitri, Earl of Corvindale, has spent the last century keeping primarily to himself and focusing almost entirely on his studies. His quest to break his covenant with Lucifer is his only goal. When he receives a letter from Miss Maia Woodmore, Dimitri knows he must keep his promise to Chas Woodmore and accepts that he will have to assume guardianship over the Woodmore sisters. Maia, who is used to managing her family’s affairs, insists that Corvindale lets her and Angelica return home. The only problem, Dimitri knows what Chas did, knows who his enemies are, and he knows he is the only one who can protect the sisters.

Dimitri’s biggest problem isn’t the fact that both Maia and Angelica are about to invade his home, it’s that he has desired Maia since he first met her. Dimitri must fight his desire, for Maia is engaged to another man, and keep the girls safe, which proves much more difficult than one would think. Dimitri does everything he can to protect Maia, but she is stubborn and manages to get herself stuck in more than one bad situation, and when she starts to show a desire for Dimitri, that might just prove to be his undoing – or be his salvation.

The second book in the Regency Draculia series, The Vampire Dimitri proved to be a great addition. The first half of the story can be a bit slow at times because of the overlap with the first book, The Vampire Voss, but the different perspectives as well as the holes that are filled in Dimitri and Maia’s pasts keep the story moving. The second half of the story was completely fresh and kept me glued to the pages.

The Vampire Dimitri is a book filled with great characters and passion. Dimitri is a good man who makes a not so great decision thinking he knows what was best. His struggle to regain his humanity and save his soul makes him something of a tragic character, and his reawakening to life brings a sense of satisfaction. During the first book Maia isn’t a character that we get to know to well, though she does have her moments. During the second book, this woman who seems to be nothing other than proper and a control freak, has a few other layers to her personality that she discovers. The self-discovery that both Dimitri and Maia experience as well as their rocky relationship make the book.

Keeping with the theme of the first book, The Vampire Dimitri is a great romance, and a bit suspenseful. Gleason has again written another couple that is completely entertaining and easy to read. A couple that struggles to get their relationship right. A couple who finally knocks their walls down and embraces what they have together.

The bottom line, I can definitely recommend reading up The Vampire Dimitri and I look forward to reading the last book in the series.

Regency Draculia Series:
1. The Vampire Voss
2. The Vampire Dimitri
3. The Vampire Narcise (Release date: May 24, 2011)

*A digital copy of this book was provided to me from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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