ARC Review: After I Fall (Immortal Billionaires Book 1) by Melissa Sercia

Overall: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 🔥🔥
Feels: 🏙😒🤔😏😧💗

~QD STORY DETAILS~
Genre: Fantasy, PNR
Location: NYC
MC age range: 20s & immortal
Lead: Raven
Love interest(s): Ozi
Tear jerker: No
HEA: Yes

~QD BOOK INFO~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Paperback page count: 180
Publisher: Self
Audible: No
Series: Immortal Billionaires Series
1. After I Fall – released 10/19/20

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: oral, manual, penetrative
Possible triggers: violence

~REVIEW🖋~
The Quick and Dirty:  Country girl seeks to become a chef in the big city after an internship at a winery in Italy. She finds a job at one of NYC’s most well known restaurants as a waitress and becomes enthralled with the owner, a vampire. Little does she know that her ties to him are beyond just attraction and secrets that are revealed may make or break them. 

This was a quick and fun read that is the first in a series of immortal billionaires — the next, I’m assuming will be the werewolf we meet in this book. I enjoyed the premise of the story and overall execution but I did have a few qualms. There were a few holes that I found that led to some confusion about the “rules” of the universe. The characters were interesting but I felt they could have been fleshed out a bit more; particularly the villain. I also found Raven to drift between being strong and being affected by trivial things that didn’t seem to match her personality. My last issue was that the lead up and twist were interesting but the climax itself was a bit anticlimactic — I had been hoping for a bigger splash so to speak.

Overall a good start to a new series and based on what we know about the two other partners (who I assume the series will be about), I’m interested to see where it all goes!

**I was graciously offered an ARC in return for a voluntary and honest review**

~BLURB~
A darkness is coming for her heart, but it might be the only thing that can set her free…

Raven
I have nothing left. The man I thought I’d spend forever with is gone and I’m alone…until I meet him. Ozi. My new boss. He’s sexy, mysterious, and owns me with just one look. But he’s used to getting what he wants. And that makes him dangerous.

Ozi
I’m rich, immortal, and alone. And I like it that way. Until I meet her. I should stay away from Raven. But I can’t. Every time she’s near, I want to taste her blood in my veins and feel her body in my bed. I want to own her and destroy her. To break her and then put her back together with my bare hands. But I know I will be the one broken in the end.

Raven and Ozi have sworn off love, but when their paths cross, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Drawn to each other’s dark sides, they can’t seem to stay away. But when Ozi’s ex comes back into town to settle an old score, the odds shift and the danger becomes real, pitting Raven in the middle. Now Ozi must decide what he’s willing to risk to protect Raven from the threat of his past coming back to haunt him. Her safety or his heart.

When lust turns into obsession, can it ever become love?

This is a standalone book in the Immortal Billionaires series.

WARNING: This book contains graphic content and is meant for 18+ readers only

~LINKS~
AFTER I FALL
GOODREADS
AMAZON

~AUTHOR INFO~
MELISSA SERCIA

Melissa Sercia is an award winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author with a passion for philosophy, mythology, and all things supernatural. She is the author of the Blood and Darkness series, Beautiful Dark Beasts series, and Immortal Billionaires series. Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she’s not building dark fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand.

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