REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: Bad Reputation: Pittsburgh Vampires Vol. 2
SERIES: Pittsburgh Vampires
AUTHOR: B.A. Sretke
PUBLISHER: Superiorland Publishing
LENGTH: 114 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2018
Andrew Butler lives his life a certain way. He’s the personal assistant to Nik Hadden, the leader of the Hadden Coven and owner of the Imperial Club, and he manages elite parties at the Club. He’s supremely organized and keeps the Coven and the Club running like a well-oiled engine. He doesn’t expect to find his beloved on the main floor of the Imperial Club. He doesn’t expect his beloved to be a big bad wolf, with a bad reputation. His life has always been a certain way, and now Andrew is acting in ways that he cannot believe. He feels out of control. As Andrew and his wolf Kristof Lakatos form their bond and get to know one another, trouble is looming on the horizon. An old enemy from Kristof’s past is beating at the gates and threatening the future Kristof and Andrew want to build for themselves. Will they be able to defeat the darkness that’s surrounding them and build their better tomorrow, or will the past swallow them?
Kristof has built a reputation for himself to keep people back, keep everyone from asking too many questions. He’s a bodyguard and mercenary for hire. Kristof has a painful and checkered past that he would rather keep buried for the rest of time. That becomes more difficult when he sees a beautiful, blond-haired vampire on the main floor of the Imperial Club in Pittsburgh. Now his bad reputation is a hindrance to the love and future he can now see for himself. Can he convince the Hadden Coven that he is not everything they have heard? Can he keep his past from harming his newly found mate?
Kristof Lakatos has a bad reputation and some big enemies. He has to prove that love really does conquer all.
This is a cute story about a lone alpha werewolf and a young vampire who end up being fates mates. Fated mates are somewhat rare in vampires, so when Andrew comes into contact with Kristoff, things get a little out of control.
Andrew is the personal assistant to the, Nik, Master Vampire, coven leader and owner of the Imperial club. He is a sweet guy who was taken in by Nik and his second, Josef, after being orphaned at an early age. They are quite protective of him, so when the alpha wolf shifts in public in the club, and Andrew jumps to his side, both of them claiming to be mates, Nik and Josef are a bit concerned. This concern is further exacerbated by the info they uncover about Kristoff’s past.
Kristoff is a lone alpha. There are issues with his previous pack, the hierarchy and his brother who is the current alpha. When that past comes back to haunt him and potentially harm his new mate, Kristoff decides to end things once and for all.
I enjoyed the mix of wolf and vampire in this story. This started out with a potentially gritty feel which I was really looking forward to. However, once the mates were discovered, it got sugary sweet pretty quickly. This can probably be read as a stand alone, but you’ll most definitely want to go back and read about Nik and his mate in the previous book. I know I did and will definitely be looking for more out of this series.