I thoroughly enjoyed this story and had warm fuzzes throughout the entire narrative. It was extremely sensual and featured many characteristics and themes I look for in escapist novels: vampires, "fated-to-be-mated," realistic emotionally intimate love scenes, possessive/protective hero, alpha male, heroine who is both submissive and fierce, happy ending, etc. It was an extremely lovely way to spend a gloomy Friday afternoon. I was also impressed by the character development for such a short story. I really liked Kael's backstory: lost a love in his past and is hesitant about a new love interest even if and when his whole being yearns for it. From a complete superficial point of view, I was also quite fond of Kael's physical appearance. I like long hair and tattoos are very sexy. Just plain loved the physically, mentally strong while emotionally vulnerable dichotomy.
Rating: 5.0/5.0 -- Definite favorite.