Series: Dead in the City #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 5th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Beloved author Sara Humphreys’ acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires…
He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux—the most badass punk rock chick in town—the old-fashioned way.
Over her undead body…
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake—the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.
A cowboy and a punk rock chick? Both vampires? I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect because this is my first book in this series. I thought it would be a fun, sexy story about opposites attracting which it was, but it’s also a tale of regrets, treachery, betrayal and love.
Dakota Shelton is just a good ol’ cowboy from Texas and quite out of his element in New York, but the scenery in the form of one tough as nails punk rock chick is quite interesting and Dakota has never been one to back down from a challenge.
Trixie LaRoux has the rest of her undead life to mull over the mistakes and regret the choices she made as a human and she would love to do that without the newest member of their coven, Dakota and his cinnamon lollipops in her face or following her around, thank you very much. But Dakota doesn’t seem to be getting the message, which is actually a good thing because his persistence soon leads him to a discovery that puts Trixie and everything she holds dear in peril and she’ll need his help.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VAMPIRE was a new take on the vampire lore for me and I enjoyed it very much. With a snarky, outspoken heroine and a sweet, old-fashioned hero, this is an engaging and action-filled story that comes with a mystery that spans centuries, destinies that have been entwined for decades as well as lots of witty and humorous moments. Trixie and Dakota are the embodiment of opposites attracting but they are also very enjoyable characters and Dakota’s siege on Trixie’s heart was fun to read.
I absolutely loved the mystery in this book and I’ll recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of action and mystery with their romance. I hope that future books in the series will explore the otherworldly characters introduced to us in this book.