Bending to Break coverA.J. Hampton’s Bending to Break is a full-throttle read with some seriously hot sex and a solid story.

It tells the tale of Kayden Gray, a half-vampire, who nightly goes out to slay the evil creatures of the night — demons, unruly vamps … you know, the usual suspects. Though slight of frame, Kayden is big on attitude and kicking butt. Oh, and engaging in verbal sparring matches with the tall and sexy vampire hunter Micah. Between their urges to strangle one another, the duo fights a serious case of the hots for each another. Their attraction accelerates into overdrive when out on a hunt one night their path crosses with a succubus with a plan. Then, before you can say condom, the couple is sexually engaged to the nth degree.

With a quest to become human and gain a mortal soul, the succubus feeds off the sexual and emotional energy created by the couple’s copious copulation. And, if that weren’t enough of a problem for the couple, Kayden’s former lover, a vampire named Jullian, also has plans to arrest control of his prodigy, at all costs. Oh, and then there’s a whole host of other otherworldly nasties gunning for Kayden at the behest of Julian’s own sire. Suffice it to say, the couple has a lot to handle and huff and puff through in Bending to Break.

Kayden and Micah are intriguing characters, quick with the quips, passionate and smart, and they admire one another as much as they drive each other crazy. Ms. Hampton manages to endow them both with a good deal of depth, and her supporting cast is quite intriguing. I wish she had fleshed them out a bit more earlier in the story, and would be pleased if she were to write Elijah (Micah’s brother) and Paige’s (Kayden’s cousin) story at some point in the future.

Readers looking for a highly erotic read with some butt-kicking action and a deftly handled romance between two engaging and excitable characters, may just find that Bending to Break fits the bill.

P.S. One note, I did notice several typos within the text, and there appears to be some portion of the text missing between pages 89-90. None of that derails the story, however.

Have you read Bending to Break? If so, feel free to leave a comment on this post and let others know what you think.

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