Tall, Dark and Immortal, Cat Devon
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, Fantasy/Paranormal
I’ve read the first book in this series, and the novella but somehow missed books two and three. It didn’t matter as I was able to slip seamlessly into the events surrounding Vamp Town. This is a fun series, light but with a decent backstory and easy to read. It’s got snippets of subtle humour creeping in every now and then that made me smile, and I really enjoyed the story. Its not a deep, heavy, brooding paranormal,full of blood, murders and drama, nor a light and fluffy type with alpha males grunting commands whilst peeling off the lady’s clothes…Its just a fun read, one you can put down and pick up without having to back track to recall the plot(s ).
I liked Kiera, gutsy to the point of foolhardy, though I did get a bit tired of the “ I’m a reporter…” refrain by the end. She jumps right in when she finds out about the blood thefts, having just discovered that vampires are real…and that her grandfather was a famous vampire hunter! She’s a personal interest in the blood thefts, her godson needs frequent transfusions and is a rare blood type, and without them he could die. So it seems to her axiomatic that the vampires would be involved – and she wades straight in. Alex, vampire detective, is astonished by her. He’s not sure whether to admire her bravery, or chastise her for being so stupid as to confront a vampire with accusations. He’s surprised at himself, she’s the last person he needs to be involved with and yet the sizzle between them, the way she just feels so right for him, can’t be ignored.
Its a fun read, building on past books, but one its easy to follow if like me you’ve not read all of them. Its a light but decent plot, allowing for some snarky humour and some great one liners, as well as bringing in a mystery to puzzle out. The search for who is responsible for the blood theft brings them both into danger, throws them even closer together and forces them both to take a closer look at the romance that seems unstoppable between them.
Stars: Five, it a really fun read, perfect for when you’ve not time to read a whole book but want one you can easily pick up the story when you’ve next got some free time.
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