A Taste of Crimson
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
Publish Date: 2005
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Crimson City #2
In A Taste of Crimson, there’s a war brewing between vampires, werewolves and humans. If the war happens humans will have the upper hand. The only way to prevent a massacre is for vampires and werewolves to form some kind of alliance. The problem is that there are deep prejudices running between the two races. Despite the mistrust and hatred, the vampire and werewolf clans have decided to start negotiating a peace treaty.
Several vampire murders threaten to end the treaty when it looks like a werewolf is the one doing the killing. In an attempt to save the negotiations, our heroes Michael and Keeli, team up to find out who the murderer is. Keeli the the granddaughter of the leader of the werewolves and Michael is the vampires’ executioner. Together they have to solve the mystery, while also deal with the fallout of working together.
The main plot is a little tired out, but Marjorie M. Liu makes it seem fairly fresh. This is mostly due to Keeli and Michael’s relationship, which was great to watch progress. I loved that the conflicts of them working together and eventually having a relationship weren’t pushed aside. The only thing I didn’t like is how quickly they fell in love. It’s only a matter of days before they start declaring their love. That’s a pretty huge leap considering how, in their world, that could mean the death of their social standings.
Other than that this was a really great read. I would recommend it if you’re looking from a classic PNR storyline written by a great author.