My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/reviews/Feb09/writtenintheruby.RW.html
Romance author Nicole Martin loves her house located on Zane Patrick’s estate. It has everything she could ever want, privacy, security, and a gorgeous neighbor who stirs her author’s imagination, among other things. But when two men claiming to be FBI agents start harassing Nicky for information on Zane who they claim is a vampire of all things, Nicky decides it might be time to get to know her neighbor better.
Vampire hunters out to get him is only one of Zane’s problems. He has possession of a mysterious ruby once belonging to Catherine the Great, a prize so priceless, so steeped in myth and legend, that people are willing to kill for it. Not to mention Zane’s most pressing issue: Nicky. Every time the luscious author starts to write a sex scene, he sees it in his mind. As Zane and Nicky delve into the mystery of what the supposed agents are after, their attraction for one another grows. What first appeared to be simple desire between the two may, in fact, be so much more.
Written in the Ruby is one of those books that makes me wish I could put myself in the heroine’s place. It’s engaging and sensual with a fast-paced plot and a hero who is to-die-for.
While I cannot be Nicole, I did like her immensely. She’s clever, intelligent, and has a friendly attitude that made me fond of her. Zane is the kind of vampire that makes you want to offer yourself up for a bite. He’s strong, sexy, and protective of his loved ones. What more can you ask for? Erotic love scenes and action that will have you on the edge of your seat? Check. Ravyn Wilde dishes both out in spades, to my everlasting delight.
For those like myself who are new to Ms. Wilde’s Vampire Sentinel series, Written in the Ruby stands on its own. However, I found the book so enthralling that I will definitely be going back to read the first book, Let Them Eat Cake, whose characters were mentioned in passing in Written in the Ruby. I absolutely adored this book and will be on the lookout for more of Ms. Wilde’s Vampire Sentinel books in the future.