Sunday, November 6, 2011

With A Kiss

With A Kiss, Kim Dare
When Liam Bates volunteered to visit lonely patients at his local hospital, he expected them to be able to talk back when he chatted to them. But, when he’s assigned to visit a comatose man, he soon finds himself spilling out his whole life story in an effort to fill the silence. It’s not long before the peace and comfort he finds in the man’s hospital room becomes Liam’s refuge from an increasingly hostile world.
Vampire Marcus Corrigan has been trapped inside his paralyzed body for over three years, unable to communicate with anyone. The chatty young man who visits Marcus quickly captivates him, and Liam’s softly spoken words soon have him determined to rescue the boy from his current life, but, unable to move a muscle, all Marcus can actually do is lay there and listen.
There’s only one thing that can wake up Marcus. There’s only one thing that can save Liam’s sanity. Everything is about to change for them both, and it will change with a kiss.


When I see a Kim Dare book I jump at the chance to read it and so should you. Whether it is fairy-tale or shifter, male/male or male/female just buy, curl up, and enjoy. In Kim’s new book, vampires are not the automatic hero. Humans know about them and other species but they are not glamorized by the public. They are ruthless and cold and Marcus, prior to his three year sleep, would be no different. Marcus may have his eyes closed but he really isn’t sleeping. During his forced captivity, he has no other chose than to really get to know Liam.
Liam is a natural submissive, even if he doesn’t realize it yet. He is being abused in his current relationship but is too afraid to do anything about it. The only place he feels safe is in Marcus’s room. The story starts quickly as Liam rushes to the safety of Marcus’ room and following tradition on New Year’s Eve leans down and gives Marcus a soft kiss. Marcus wants nothing more than to protect the man and has no intention of letting him go back to his abusive partner.
We all have things in our life that we need to overcome. It doesn’t matter how dominant or how submissive a person is, there is always room for growth. Kim reminds us of that fact as we watch both characters grow beyond their own learned traits to find true love. If it is a Kim Dare book then you know that through all the struggles it will still have a happy ending. I give this story 4 chocolate dipped strawberries and wish everyone a happy reading week.

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