Book Reviews

Temper Sanguine (Sanguine 2) by Lou Harper at Harper Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 08-January-2018

Book Blurb

One bite won't kill you. Unless it does.

Gabe Vadas’ slayer ancestors would spin in their grave if they knew that not only his boss was a vampire but so was his lover. It’s not an easy relationship, especially when said lover spends most of his time secreted away in his lab.

Harvey Feng fell off the vegetarian wagon after a taste of his lover’s blood. But now that blood is causing unexpected side effects, and he fears their union has awakened something dark and dangerous in him.

Gabe's boss, Victor Augustine rules Chicago's vampire population with an iron fist, and he has allies far and wide. When New York's top vamp is suddenly deposed, Augustine send Gabe and Harvey to help clean up the mess.

What they find there is far worse than just a band of feral vampires. A doctor with a dubious past is hell-bent on creating a race of unkillable vampires, unless they stop him first.

Their quest leads them across the ocean, where they have to face both their own demons and monsters of old.



Warning: Bilingual dirty talk, evil scientists, and Old Country shenanigans.

First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, 2014.

Book Review

Lou Harper makes me laugh with her off-beat, wacky, dysfunctional characters whom I can't help but love. Gabe and Harvey are two of those characters. Gabe is a vampire slayer and Harvey is his vegetarian vampire lover. I know, right? 'Temper Sanguine' is book two in the author's series 'Sanguine' and in my very honest opinion, these need to be read in order. There is way too much backstory missed if you haven't read the first installment. I jumped into reading this sequel because, frankly, I couldn't get enough the first time around.

Gabe and Harvey are sent to New York to help (at their boss's behest) the new city boss handle some issues that have evolved since the former vampire city boss has been killed. Now, it doesn't take my guys long to figure out that Augustine has, more than likely, kept some pertinent information from them about this job. Their boss has a way of doing that. So, of course, surprise, surprise, it turns out that the feral vamps, the hospice, and the dirty blood are tied to the events in Las Vegas six months ago. But that's not all. Somehow or another, all of this is linked to Gabe and his family, and a very old and psychopathic Hungarian vampire, which leads him and Harvey to Eastern Europe for investigating and uncovering the truth. Gabe and Harvey are also trying to figure out these strange changes that are happening to the both of them, amidst Harvey's decision not to drink from Gabe anymore. They've got a lot on their plate. So to speak.

I absolutely adored this second installment. Gabe and Harvey are wonderful, as always, and the secondary cast of Ellie, Augustine, Ray, and Dillon brought their own uniqueness to the book. The travels in Hungary and Budapest were fascinating and really brought that extra something to the story. Thank you, Lou, and I hope to see more of these guys in the future.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 155 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-April-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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