I went into this book thinking that it would be a Twilight rip-off (because that's what a few reviews had said), but it is so not! That would be like me saying that Lassie was a White Fang rip-off.
Hocking creates believable characters in Alice and her brother. Jack was great, but if ever there was a vampire with attention deficit, it would be him. Peter was the perfect mix of sexy and mysterious.
Now for the story. Alice meets a vampire named Jack that feels an instant attraction to her. He takes her out, introduces her to his family, you know, all the things that a young vampire does. Then things get complicated!
So, it turns out that while Jack feels an attraction to Alice like he's falling love with her, his older "brother" Peter has a soul mate type connection to her. Peter wants nothing to do with her, but is compelled to be near her. Poor Jack has to step aside because Alice is "meant for" Peter.
The entire time, I'm cheering for Jack, but then throw in a few hot scenes with Peter and I'm cheering for him. It almost makes me wish for writer's block again so that I can read the others. I highly suggest this book to anyone that loves a good vampire story. It is a definite "must have"!