Release Date: July 13, 2011
Pages: 133 (Estimated: only available in eBook)
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Review Date: May 14, 2012
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Generally speaking, the book was good, I liked it. But on the downside it was very predictable and too short (same as the previous books)! There was one small twist toward the end which seemed interesting, and had lots of possibilities, but the author corrected and our favorite werewolf was redeemed. It would have been interesting if Kingsley was actually a bad guy. Poor Fang, he got booted into the friend zone, which didn’t surprise me. One thing that bothered me, was Sam saying every several pages, “I’m a freak”. Yes, she is, no doubt. We all know it, the author ensures that we all know it by Sam repeating it over and over. Okay already.
I also knew somehow in the end her son would be cured of the “vampirism” with the help of Archibald Maximum and the medallion she had in her possession. Not sure exactly what Archibald Maximum is nor what his role will play in the future. I do feel he will show up in the next book. We don’t know much about him except, obviously his is very old, and wise, in a 20 something body. He also appears to be a “good guy”, he seemed to know that Sam was looking for him, he hinted that maybe he was looking for her. An Alchemist maybe? Who knows. I’m not really sure where the Bow Tie villain, aka Dominique came from. I wanted to know more about him, what his motivation was, other than wanting to be human again. Maybe in the next book.
There were a few grammatical errors, but they are few and in-between, so I was able to sort of glaze over them. All in all, I liked the story and it was good for a quick read. With that said, as these books go on, I find that I’m not as interested as I was in the beginning of the series. I keep wanting something to happen, but I’m not sure what. There could be a lot more to content expand on and make the story more complex. It’s seriously missing some “adult” content between Sam and her two suitors. Also, her ex-husband appearing and having serious mood swings toward her is sort of weird. Not sure what that story line is about. This book almost seems incomplete and a little rushed. I won’t mention the bad cover art again. You know how I feel about the cover art of this series.
Side note: I must admit, I sort of feel bad because I only read this book because I needed “filler”. Meaning I knew the book was short (under 200 pages), and I wanted something to read that I could complete really quickly. I didn’t want to start a long book just to have to put it aside for the new book I was anxiously waiting to arrive! I won’t name said book, but I’ll be reading it next!
There is a 5th book in this series, Vampire Dawn. There is also a Christmas novel (Christmas Moon, book #4.5) thrown in between. I may read them if they show up on Amazon for free. Otherwise, I probably won’t read them, not unless I’m totally desperate for another “filler” book!