Published: 15th December 2014
Publisher: The Raven Books
Author: Mandy M. Roth
A Sexy Sizzling Vampire Paranormal Romance
Dani Malloye hates the holidays, and with good reason. Though her best friend tries to force the Christmas spirit on her with giant Santas and elves that light up, she’d rather spend her time doing what she does best—enforcing paranormal law on the streets of Chicago. Nothing like a little evil bloodshed to lighten the mood. Besides, work means she can spend time with her sexy boss, Cornell Sutton. Too bad Cornell is uptight, her new neighbor, and a vampire. Everyone knows slayers and vampires just don’t mix. Or do they?
Having the hots for your neighbour is one thing, throw in the fact that he’s not only your boss but a vampire too and Dani might have some problems. Main one being that she is a natural born slayer. She only goes after the ones that go bad and trust me from her past she has every right to hate them all. Though you can’t put them all under the same brush. Secret crush that gets harder to hide whenever she is near him — hello fantasies take me away!
She may think he wouldn’t care with being such a hardass boss (even though she can always tell when his eyes are on her, which seems to be increasing) but things aren’t as they seem. Can we say brooding vampire anyone? Funny thing is that boss man Cornell has a secret himself. One he wants to stop hiding and make a reality — with a little push from Finn. Can this Christmas give them both the present they have been longing for?
Loved their friends Finn and Mimi. Quirky characters that seem to bring a smile when near — especially with Mimi’s Christmas decoration overload — and they both know just the buttons to push to get results. Chemistry between Cornell and Dani is good. You know how much they hold back not wanting to take the leap due to thinking the other might not want them. One sure way to push the idea though would be to use a little vamp-magik. That sure gets the pulses racing — clue to what they both really want and a dream to come true perhaps? You get a bit of background as a set up for the world they are in but would have liked to know more about their lives. Might get expanded in rest of series. Quick short read that leaves you wanting more.
3 out of 5 stars