Midnight Rose by Shelby Reed
Midnight Rose by Shelby Reed (2005) packs the usual erotic punch expected from a book published by Ellora's Cave.
Kate O'Brien accepts a position as a teacher for home-bound teenager Jude. She believes he has a rare medical condition that makes him, among other things, allergic to the sun. Jude lives with his sexy, widowed father, Gideon Renaud.
Of course, Gideon is actually a vampire, and his son is exhibiting symptoms Gideon also had when he was younger. Gideon's a lonely vampire, one who despises his condition (not something I appreciate when reading vampire books) and wants to prevent Jude from experiencing the darker elements of vampirism.
While the sex scenes are certainly hot, I wasn't as fond of the fact that Gideon hides being a vampire from Kate as long as possible. Too long. By the time she knows the truth, she's already in love with him, which I don't think is fair.
The mental/emotional self-torture on Gideon's part, along with his dishonesty to Kate, ruined the book for me.
My overall personal rating of Midnight Rose is a C+.