Title : Love’s Deceit Word Count : 33,902
Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance
Blurb : Dimitri Anslow has been in love with Alexander since he came to the warrior camp as a twenty-four-year-old pre-transition trainee. Fifty years later, he finally has the perfect plan to be with Alexander, at least physically.
After their life changing sex, Alexander tells Dimitri that he doesn’t love or want him. Crushed, Dimitri tries everything he can to forget the man, jumping from guy to guy. As Alexander gives him mixed signals, Dimitri tries to come to terms with the fact that his mate may never be his.
Can Dimitri move on from the one that owns his heart or is there something worth fighting for?
My Review : Alexander is a tough as nails centuries old warrior vampire. Dimitri is second to none other than Alexander. He has been in love with Alexander from the very first moment he came to train in Alexander’s camp. He has finally decided to challenge Alexander, not because he wants the title of the best warrior, but rather because he wants to be fucked and dominated by Alexander who he knows will win. Dimitri gets his heart’s desire and it was oh so glorious having Alexander be close to him and be the one you take his virginity. One thing that Dimitri didn’t count on is that Alexander would think he was tricking him into mating him. Alexander laughs in his face and rejects him as a mate. Dimitri is devastated.
Dimitri and Alexander gets into a tumultuous situation. Alexander’s rejection causes a lot of upheaval in the warrior camp when Dimitri starts playing the field with a few of the Warriors to get over Alexander. Dimitri is really hurt and starts sleeping with Rune who is a hardcore pain slut. He only wants Rune, because he looks so much like Alexander from behind. Alexander hates to see what his rejection has done , but he really doesn’t feel like he will be able to give Dimitri the kind of love he deserves.
When Alexander gets kidnapped by Zakasacs who are killer vampires, Dimitri goes out to get back his leader. Alexander is injured seriously and Dimitri takes out three of these strong vampires with his sword. Alexander waffles through unconsciousness and does the unthinkable when he bites Dimitri and mates him. Dimitri would have been happy with this, but in the same breath Alexander is still trying to deny him as his mate. Dimitri runs off to be by himself. The only problem with that is now that he is mated, he will need to be bitten by Alexander everyday for the rest of his life in order to survive.
Dimitri is ravaged by feelings of unrequited love. His best friend Matteo tries to impress upon him that Alexander loves him, but he is so done with feeling like Alexander’s castoff. He makes sure that Matteo is around and that they are in a neutral place when Alexander gives him his daily mating bite. Alexander is trying so hard to make amends after he sees how much he has hurt Dimitri. Alexander knows that deep down inside he is totally in love with Dimitri, but he is a hardened warrior and he doesn’t always know how to express his feelings. He realizes that he is gonna have to go real slow and give Dimitri a chance to trust him again. It takes another injury to Alexander for Dimitri to see that he can’t fight his feelings anymore. Alexander acknowledges that he is exactly what his Dimika needs and gives himself to him wholeheartedly and Dimitri learns to trust in Alexander’s love. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.