Sam reviews Felipe’s Honor (Desires of the Dark Breed Book 1) by Ruby MacIntyre . This book was published by Loose Id LLC on August 24, 2015 and is 203 pages long.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Evil is plaguing the streets of Omaha. Someone has been stealing innocent humans from the streets and turning them into mindless killers, mad with their thirst for blood.
Charlie is one of those innocents. Stolen at a young age, he’s long since lost any hope of having a normal life. He’s diseased now. A monster. How he managed to escape the Hunters, he will never know. But one thing is clear: the Hunters want him back. Desperately.
Felipe, the general of the Spanish vampire army, rescues a vampire runt from a group of Hunters threatening him with vile torments. The last thing he expects, or wants, is to learn the weakling is his destined mate. When he starts to see past Charlie’s physical appearance, what he feels threatens everything he has believed about himself for centuries.
Charlie knows Felipe doesn’t like him, so he tries to fight the inexplicable attraction he has for the virile general. Felipe tries to avoid Charlie at all costs, but everything changes when he’s threatened with losing Charlie forever. Then he’ll have to fix what he destroyed before it’s too late.
Charlie was 15 years old when he and his older brother Harry were on their way home from school and confronted by the Hunters. Both boys fought as hard as they could. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough. The Hunters sensed something special about Charlie and took him. Charlie was unsure what happened to Harry. Last he saw of his brother, Harry was left lying there bleeding. Charlie prayed his brother would survive and no other harm would come to him.
Charlie wasn’t so lucky. He is taken by cruel and brutal vampires. Charlie is abused in every way possible. He isn’t alone, there are many other boys. They are kept in cages and left to starve . Which ends up turning them into killers needing to feed. Charlie hated who he has become. Years later the opportunity comes and he escapes only to be tortured in another kind of way, He is on the run and fighting his need to feed. He is determined to never kill again, even if this results in only killing himself.
Felipe is the general to the king. He is the leader to the army of vampires looking for the hunters. They are trying to save those the hunters have kidnapped and turned. Felipe is a fierce man. Most are scared and intimidated by him. He doesn’t show affection and has no desires to mate. He is on duty one night when he finds a group of the hunters. These hunters are after a young man. After killing the hunters, he finds the young vampire that had been hiding. He is filthy, smelly and starved. Just like many of them they try to save. Only, Charlie is different. Felipe knows immediately that Charlie is his true mate. Felipe won’t accept this. How can a man so fragile and small be a mate for him. Felipe is a huge man and Charlie will do nothing but put him and others in danger. Therefore, he will not recognize the bond they share.
Charlie knows there is something different about Felipe. His smell and the pull he has towards the strong vampire is nothing like he has ever felt before. Charlie knows Felipe doesn’t care for him. So, he is determined to fight this attraction. As Charlie heals and he becomes stronger, he learns the way of true vampires. He also learns to trust. When Charlie finally learns the truth about Felipe, he is devastated and angry. He leaves the only place he ever felt safe.
Felipe has been a fool and he knows it. He started to see who Charlie really is and regrets pushing him away. Now that the truth has come out he is well aware of what he has lost. Will it be too late to salvage what he has broken, will Charlie be gone forever?
I absolutely loved Felipe’s Honor. The author did a fantastic job writing this. The characters are well developed. The scenes are vividly detailed. I was able to feel their emotions as I were part of their story. The plot was able to keep my attention from beginning to end. I adored Charlie and my heart hurt for what he endured. Felipe is rude and kind of mean at first. I wanted to hate him but couldn’t. I enjoyed watching him become the vampire he was meant to be. When Felipe finally admits his feelings to himself and to the others he was the perfect mate for Charlie. I loved how caring and protecting he was. Overall this is a great story. The sex is schorching but also beautiful to witness. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. The ending leaves you needing to know what will come but isn’t a major cliffhanger.
If you love vampires and a great story then I highly recommend reading Felipe’s Honor by Ruby MacIntyre
10/10 pots of gold
In the rare occasions Ruby isn’t working, reading, or writing, she loves to play or cuddle with her dog and cat, watch a movie, or hang with family. She loves books (duh), pretty notebooks, snowflakes, and the color yellow.