“When you’ve taken all you can, walk away. Be the bigger person. Or at least find a bigger person.”
Angsty vampires are...well, angsty.
This book seemed shorter and a quicker read than the disappointing second. Not sure why, since there wasn't non-stop action or anything, but it was more enjoyable. There is a small background of danger and mystery throughout most of the story, focusing on an issue of doubt Jane is having with her sire Gabriel. I must say I was surprised when the villains were unveiled at the end. Unrealistic one of them wouldn't have been noticed, very, but with this kind of plotline it's excusable.
Amidst this disaster, Jane deals with trying to join the local community charter and wiggle her way into promotion for the newly opened bookshop. Hilarity and confrontation ensues. There is the meddling of Jane's family one loves to hate, accompanied by the funniest situations of Jolene and Zed's family woes. Seriously, this author writes cringe-worthy relatives.
It wasn't fast paced with tension and Jane honestly didn't seem that upset about relationship issues, but I appreciate that the author didn't have her mope most of the book. That would have just been annoying. Plenty of book and reader references kept me a happy girl. Jolene and Andrea as the buds grew on me even further, I really like both of them and what they bring to the story.
Humor again works and the author has a clear knack for bringing out giggles without seeming forced. There are one or two actual erotic moments, although the book isn't heavy on the bedroom play. Gabriel remains as dreamy as ever. Dick is funny but unrealistic.
These books are light, fluffy fun, good to consume when you don't want anything heavy.
“The two of them shared a look over my head. Gabriel made several threatening faces. Dick responded with rude gestures. Eventually, they looked like two inebriated mimes having a dance off.”
“You can't worry about the future so much that you miss out on the present.”