Before she joined Reaper in hunting Gregor's gang of rogue bloodsuckers, privileged princess Topaz was gunning for just one vamp: Jack Heart. The gorgeous con man had charmed his way into her bed, her heart, and her bank account, taking her for half a million dollars and vanishing without a word.
Now she and Jack - maddeningly attractive as ever - are supposedly on the same side.
As Reaper's ragtag outfit scatters, Topaz sets out to solve a mystery that's plagued her all her lives, mortal and immortal: what really happened to her movie-star mother, who died when Topaz was just a baby? With four men claiming to be her father, why has she always been alone? And what stake does Jack have in discovering the truth about her past? Topaz is sure he's up to something - but her suspicions are at war with her desires.
©2008 Maggie Shayne; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
"Maggie Shayne's gift for melding the mystical and magical into her novels has made her one of the preemeninent voices in paranormal romance today." (Romantic Times)
I think I would've liked this book much better had the narrator stuck with the original voices from the first book. Every character sounded different and one apparently developed a very pronounced speech impediment since the first book.
Overall, liked the story but found myself distracted by the narration.
this book was not awful, but it was not as good as demon's kiss.( not even close) it's almost like the author is grasping at straws the same senario over and over again. "" does he/she love me? did he/she love me? oh, they loved me all alomg?" enough already!!!! I was sorely saddened by this book compared to demon's kiss, The story line is repetitive and its sucks the narrator leaves much to be desired, Seth, talks with a lisp???, reaper talks like a scientist, and vixen is this really worldly character, who just happened to hang out with a band of idiots. And the romantic narrative is just sad, ,,,,, the narrator sounds like she is depressed. don't waste your credit on this one.
I understood the point maggie was trying to make between jack and topaz the first and the fiftieth time. Enough already. I felt like there should have been more focus on the group than a book about separatists. With that being said, I still enjoyed the story and I hope that seth gets his lisp fixed before book 3.
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