Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Candace Havens
Publisher: Entangled-Covet, May 2013
Source: Free for review from the publisher, available as an e-book $2.99
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from NetGalley:
Vampire Nick Christos might’ve been born in the Middle Ages, but the good old days seem tame compared to the last eight years he’s spent ruling the Supernatural Council. His only respite is with his cute neighbor Casey Meyers, a woman he wants more than any undead man should. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but there’s no way he’ll test his own strength by getting too close to a human, and he’s not willing to risk her life–not with bloodthirsty family on the prowl out to ruin Nick’s life.
When said Nick’s kin shows up, the innocent Casey is caught in the middle of a centuries old fight, and Nick’s biggest fear is realized. Now, instead of keeping his hands off his neighbor, he’ll risk everything to save the human he’s come to love.
Oh yes! A handsome, hunky vampire. Oh no! He’s attracted to the human heroine. Well so much for my fantasy, but I can still hope for their happy ever after. This is a light vampire story. Although there is evil and danger it is a true romantic story to while away our beach reading. Havens gives us a hero (to die for) that is everything a single miss could want in a boyfriend. He’s kind, wealthy, generous and looks like he stepped out of a Maxim ad. So why should he be nervous about the fact that he drinks blood and is uber powerful in the sack? But he is worried that Casey will say good bye if he fesses up. So he lives in the “friend” position of total frustration. Our heroine, Casey, fell in love with him practically at first sight, didn’t think he found her attractive because she felt she was too chubby, and has been living in frustration with her “friend” feelings for him. Side characters were well drawn and added to the story in a very good way. There was another hunky vampire, Linc, who sometimes outshined our hero. The addition of a transgender Aunt was fun too.
Candace Havens gives us, perhaps not a new look at vampires but a fun story. Who knew they lived in Dallas? You will enjoy this book if you like sexy vampires, suspense, true love, witty dialog and some laugh filled moments.