The first hundred pages are boring as hell. Besides a huge revelation about V’s origins not much happens. The book jumps from character to character, where you read about stuff you already know, and I’m just thinking when is something going to happen. Phury is still in love with Bella, and there’s more about what’s happening with John, but all I really want is V’s story because I know the other two will eventually have a whole book unto themselves. I’m afraid much skipping is happening here.
I was a little put off by V’s homosexual feelings for Butch. Not that I’m against that sort of thing, I’m just not into it when it comes to my romance books. That being said, I love the dynamic between V and Jane. Jane is a tough chick, and relief after the previous books low self-esteemed heroine. The BDSM I could have done without, but at least it was only one scene.
V and Jane fall for each other fast, which I liked because there were less false assumptions and self-doubt as there was with the other books. Of course they had to fall fast because much of the book was dedicated to other characters. The sex was hot, and much more intense than previous books. Same goes for the breakup, most emotionally real parting of the characters yet.
I’m sorry for then end though. Although V and Jane get to be together, it’s not the happily-ever-after that satisfies me. Though this issue doesn’t get addressed in the book V can never live off Jane’s blood, so he will need to take the vein of another female forever, and he and Jane can never have children together. It was just not the right kind of ending.