Book Review: Claiming Marcus by Jocelynn Drake

Reviewed: June 23rd, 2022
Released: October 31st, 2019
Genre: MM Paranormal Romance

Ethan wants revenge.

Vampires slaughtered his family.

When a job opening comes up for suspected vampire Marcus Varik, Ethan is sure fate is finally smiling on him.

Except his new boss is nothing like he expected.

Shy, awkward, incredibly protective, and so perfectly sexy.

Ethan was definitely wrong about Marcus and the Variks, but is it too late to stop the deadly events he has set into motion? Will he lose the love shining in Marcus’s eyes?

Helen’s thoughts: 5/5

I just love anything Jocelynn Drake writes. She creates such amazing characters. Each is so lovable and strong, and yet are vulnerable in turn.

Marcus is the eldest of four brothers. He is the calm and controlled one, looking out for his brothers, protecting his mother, keeping the family businesses running. When he hires Ethan as a personal assistant, he experiences real love for the first time. Marcus hits you in all the feels; for a strong, scary vampire you just want to hug him!

Ethan is smart and adorable. A good match for Marcus, but Ethan is not all that he seems. He wants revenge against the vampires who killed his family. Only Marcus is not the vampire who murdered them, and Ethan slowly begins to realise that he might have made a serious mistake that will take the man he loves away from him.

Not only is this a beautiful love story, with quite a bit of steam, there is plenty of vampire politics and action to keep the story moving along. Although the brothers are very different there is no doubt of their love for each other, which is also heartwarming. I also love that music plays such an important part in the brothers’ lives. All the brothers have their own issues, and I look forward to learning more about them as they each have their own book!

About the author:

New York Times Bestselling author Jocelynn Drake loves a good story, whether she is reading it or writing one of her own. Over the years, her stories have allowed her to explore space, talk to dragons, dodge bullets with assassins, hang with vampires, and fall in love again and again.

This former Kentucky girl has moved up, down, and across the U.S. with her husband. Recently, they’ve settled near the Rockies.

When she is not hammering away at her keyboard or curled up with a book, she can be found walking her dog Ace, or playing video games. She loves Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, and fast cars.

She is the author of the urban fantasy series: The Dark Days series and the Asylum Tales. She has recently completed a gay romantic suspense series called The Exit Strategy about two assassins falling in love and trying to create a life together, as well as a MM paranormal romance series featuring a family of vampires.

She has co-authored with Rinda Elliot the following series: Unbreakable Bonds, Ward Security, Pineapple Grove, and the Weavers Circle. She has also co-authored with AJ Sherwood the Scales ‘N Spells dragon series. She can be found at

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