Bane’s Choice by Alyssa Day

Published:October 27, 2020

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

Length: 400 pages

My Rating: 3.5 pages

Blurb:

Bane lost his humanity ages ago. Nothing is more important than protecting his Vampire Motorcycle Club from the death magic invading his territory. The most ancient of vampires, he seeks cold, unfeeling, bloody vengeance…until a frustratingly sexy human doctor is thrust into his path. She tempts Bane to distraction. And distraction is deadly in his world.

Buttoned-up and meticulous Dr. Ryan St. Cloud never thought she’d find herself in the mix of a motorcycle club, let alone one full of terrifyingly badass vampires. Or how intrigued she is by their dark and enigmatic leader, who seems balanced on the knife’s edge of killing her…or claiming her.

But Bane’s choice is harder than it seems, because when that danger hits too close to home, he’s forced to choose between her life and everyone else’s…

My Review:

I have mixed feelings about this book. While overall I enjoyed it, it took a while to get into and I wasn’t heavily invested in the main characters. Ryan was overly arrogant, as is the way with most doctors. She was adamant that only she could look after her patient even though he was a danger to her and she a danger to him. She wouldn’t listen when she was told that things were different around vampires. It was as though only her way was right. I did admire her bravery when it came to the fighting scenes. she didn’t care that she was heavily outmatched she was prepared to help her new friends even if it meant death.

Bane was heartless, he didn’t care for the well-being of his group which in my opinion makes him a poor character. Yes he was willing to protect Ryan but throughout much of the book he wouldn’t commit to not killing her. Not something I would tolerate in a partner. I’m sorry but if someone has mixed feelings about not killing you then you better run.

On to what i did like, the vampire motorcycle club was a fresh take both genres, I loved the combination. I would have preferred more involving the MC club angle but it was overshadowed by the paranormal. The background characters who I hope are main characters in their own books later in the series were far more interesting to me. I found them altogether more likable and I want to know more about them.

While the main characters were a miss for me, I know there are many paranormal fans who will love them. The series is promising and I hope it goes on to bigger and better stories. I will definitely be giving the next book a go.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.

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