I'm a fan of the erotic vampire genre. It's fun to read different takes on the vampire world, and "Unbitten" did not disappoint.
We meet an American girl, Jo, as she arrives in a small French village to begin work as trainer and rider of a prized show horse for the owners of a grand French chateau.
The owners of Chateau Gagnon are brothers, Henri and David de la Motte, both of them strikingly handsome vampires. The older brother, Henri, is the responsible one, with his head in the clouds dreaming up useful products to develop in his lab to market and sell to his vampire brethren around the world.
The younger brother, David, is the charming reckless one, who treats the guests on holiday at the Chateau as a convenient snack bar for his voracious appetite (nourishment and sexual needs).
Jo gets caught up with the intoxicating sexy younger brother---he's the one you know you shouldn't fall for, but you always do. All that hot sex keeps you from thinking clearly!
Their perfect world gets messy when David, in a fit of passion, loses control with one of the Chateau's guests. The brothers' livelihood is further threatened when a businessman from overseas is determined to steal Henri's product line and crush him.
The author weaves a cast of very interesting characters in and out of the main story arc. The chapters take turns, flipping to focus on different characters and sub-plots, as the main story moves along. It was very engaging, and I found myself setting aside blocks of time so I could get back to the book to find out what was going to happen next. The sex is definitely steamy, although not overly explicit.
I was disappointed we didn't learn more about Angelique, the mysterious woman who deftly manages the estate, and is clearly devoted to the de la Motte brothers. There's a story to be had there! Maybe in subsequent books?
Bottom line? "Unbitten" was a fun, sexy escape!