Title: Thomas’ Choice
Author: Tina Folsom
Heat Level: Moderate
Overall Rating: 3 hearts
Synopsis: Scanguards vampire and master of mind control Thomas has mentored newbie vampire Eddie for over a year-and been in love with him for just as long. But he believes that his love will never be reciprocated.
While patrolling San Francisco for evil vampires, Eddie kisses Thomas as a diversionary tactic and is shaken to the core by his reaction. He’s terrified of his sexual attraction to his mentor and afraid that moving forward and giving into his desires will destroy the relationship they have.
When hurt and disappointment about Eddie’s inability to commit leads Thomas onto a dark path that spells destruction for all those he loves, only Eddie can pull him back from the brink of eternal darkness. But does Eddie have the courage to face his true feelings in time to save the man who’s meant for him? via – goodreads
Review: I actually really enjoyed this – up until the ending/epilogue. And that’s not to say it ended badly, because it didn’t. It just descended too far into saccharine territory for me. Thomas and Eddie were sweet and hot together, and I liked how their relationship progressed from friends to lovers. The ending was good in theory, I liked the idea of it. I just thought it was poorly executed. I loved the ‘falling to one knee sentiment’ and thought it was a nice touch. However, their ‘voices’ didn’t ring true to me and seemed very different from the rest of the book.
In my defense, I have not read all of this series. I love m/m vampire romances and a friend stated that it could be read as a standalone. So, it could be my lack of knowledge and love for characters that would have normally developed over the series that has caused me to give it a lower rating. It’s not a bad story by any means; it just wasn’t everything I’d hoped it would be.
Kudos for the cover though. The guy in the hoodie is downright beautiful.