3 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level BDSM Book Exploration Gay Heat Index High but not hopeless Hurt/comfort m/m Morgan NetGalley Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series S & M Scorching/high heat second chance at love vampire

Ice Man (Blood Slaves #1) by KyAnn Waters



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Ice Man KyAnn Waters Book 1 in the Blood Slaves series.

Feeding and sex go hand in hand when you’re a blood slave to a vampire. It’s like a drug and Rowan is hooked. With the vampire Theron, Rowan has never wanted for more than his next fix. Until he meets Brett. Brett is hot, the sex is incredible-and he’s human.

Brett is looking for kinky sex when he goes to the Catacombs, an exclusive fetish club for men. Flair bartender Rowan, also known as Ice Man, is sexy and mysterious. Brett isn’t ready to complicate his life with a lover outside the Catacombs and Rowan isn’t interested in club-scene sex, but coming together and giving in never felt so good.

Rowan’s dark secret could destroy everything. He must never allow Brett to learn of his symbiotic relationship with the vampire. He has to choose-tell Brett the truth or remain a blood slave. Either way, he can only hope Brett will trust in love enough to forgive him.


I’m going to just say this isn’t what I was expecting, and it didn’t work for me, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good story.

First, it’s very dark and the relationship Theron and Rowan share is disconcerting at best and affected my enjoyment of the rest of the story.

Second, there’s a TON of sex in this – and that’s great if that’s what you’re in the mood for.

Third, I did like the HFN/HEA that we get at the end – Rowan does finally make some changes that lead to him and Brett having a more “healthy” relationship but – for me – it was a bit “day late, dollar short” kind of feeling.

This is the beginning of a series, and though it looks like each book has it’s own MCs, perhaps the bond between Rowan and Brett gets seen in a better light? I’m not sure. In any case, though this isn’t exactly BDSM, it was too — much— for me.

While I can’t recommend it, I’m not going to give it a bad rating – I’ll settle for a 3 of 5 stars because the writing was good and the story interesting, the romance just wasn’t strong enough for me.


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