Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke
Published by: Entangled: Select
Publication date: October 28th 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
What you want the most just might kill you…
Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.
Nikolai Itzov never anticipated battling the urge to kiss the offspring of his father’s murderer. As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his orders from the Underveil General are clear: Kill her or die.
Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans. With her analytical mind and his centuries of training, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.
“A fascinating new world! Enter with caution. You’ll never want to leave!” –Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author
I really really liked this book. It really packed a punch, and was unlike anything I’ve been reading lately.
Elena is just a normal girl getting through life, when she finds herself in a gas station that’s being robbed by a red eyed killer. She tries to hide but of course he finds her and shoots her. She’s dying she knows it, but an angel of death seems to appear. Accepting her fate she lets go of the struggle only to wake up in an ER with lots of questions. Number one being, what happened to her gunshot wounds…???
Nikolai has been waiting for this moment for years. He’s a slayer out for revenge for the death of his father, only it seems like he’s been either misinformed or Elena is a really good actress, because she doesn’t even know what she is or that there is a whole other world other than a human world. And he also can’t seem to explain this immense attraction to the very girl he’s supposed to be killing. Before Elena or Nik can even get their situation sorted other parties start showing up looking for Elena as well. And it seems Nik wasn’t the only one looking for her. Seems there is much more to the story….
Sometimes, I get a little bored with everyday romance and need a good stretch of imagination with some good paranormal. This fit just perfect. Elena was a very strong character. Sure she had a few weak moments, but the chick has just found out there is a whole other world out there including basically everything from the fairy tales we grew up reading. It also doesn’t help she’s being bossed around by Nik, or that she can’t seem to stop wanting him every second of every day. And of course then when he lets it known he will have her, who could concentrate otherwise, lol.
I loooooved Nik. He was so hard toward Elena at first, he had one goal and one goal only, kill her for revenge against his dad, except the minute he laid eyes on her everything seemed to shift. I loved getting his POV, it helped to know him better at first, and of course I loved getting into those alpha men POV, when they haven’t admitted yet how they feel out loud, but we get to hear it for ourselves. SIGH!!!!! I also loved how he was bossy and overprotective naturally, but toward the end understood Elena had a destiny, so that no matter how much he hated it, she had to be where she had to be and he understood and let it all go, mostly.
Like I said, loved this book. So much going on and so many different characters. I sincerely hope the next book is still about Elena and Nik. I think there could be more to their story. However I would also like to read Aleksi’s story too….:)