I have a soft spot for big brutes, so I wasn’t really surprised when Kingsley Fulcrum of the Vampire for Hire series by by J.R. Rain showed up and swooned me off my feet. Sure, he may be a werewolf and he’s been known to shed on occasion, but I can’t fault him for that because he’s an animal on the prowl… Oh, and he has a really cute obsession with the moon.
- is 79, but looks to be in his 30s
- has thick black & wavy hair, speckled with gray; wears it long
- tall and broad shouldered; Fills out his tailored suits nicely
- is hard to kill. Was shot in the face 5x & lived to tell about it
- is a very successful defense attorney
- his wife was killed by a vampire
“So basically,” I said after a suitable time, “I turn into a monster.”
He eased off the sofa and headed to the bar. He poured himself another drink.
“You’re not the only one,” he said. “Once a month Franklin keeps me locked up in a special room where I won’t hurt myself or others.” He swirled the contents of his glass. Some of the contents splashed over the rim. He didn’t seem to notice or care. “Only monsters need to be locked up.”
“But you have taken measures to control the monster within you. In my book, that makes you very much not a monster”
“By practicing safe-transformation?” he asked.
I laughed. “Precisely.”
As he sat, I noticed a particularly thick tuft of hair at the back of his hand. The hair hadn’t been there a few days before. I slipped out of my chair and to his side. I took his hand in my own and ran my fingers through the fur.
“Just what are you doing?” he asked. He didn’t move. I could feel his pulse in his wrist. His pulse was quickening. I pulled on the fur.
“It’s real,” I said.
“Of course it’s real.”
“You really are a werewolf.”
“Can I call you Wolfy?”
A glint of amber reflected in his irises. I could have been looking into the eyes of a wolf staring back at me from the deep shadows of a dark forest.
The forest. My dream. His hot breath. His hotter lips.
I looked away. God, his stare was hypnotic. No wonder he won so many court cases. What juror could resist those eyes?
~Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1)
My Kingsley is being played by model Andrei Andrei.
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