Mother, wife, private investigator... vampire. Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.
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Hard to say. It's been ridiculously dull to me thus far. I'm not sure I can finish it.
Almost certainly not the second in this series.
She has a lovely voice, and I don't think she is really the problem for me.
So far, it is a major downer. Samantha is depressed, as she should be, because her life is horrible. It feels like she resents her children, even though she IS trying to be a good mom, her husband has abandoned her, and she is so lonely. It seems like every few minutes she sighs heavily and says something about her misery. Like I said, I can't seem to make myself finish it, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if in the next chapter she started devising ways to off herself.
Maybe this book is about to get really interesting, but I'll never know, I suspect. If I were looking for something this heavy, I wouldn't have sought it in the first book of a paranormal romance series. I expect a little action, humor, some romance and generally just chewing gum for my brain while I commute. This book is depressing....
My single biggest problem with this audiobook was the reader. For some reason, which I cannot fathom, she decided to use a sexy, sultry voice for the entire book. It didn't matter if she was picking her kids up from school, vomiting after eating a few ding-dongs, or discussing the attempted murder of a client, it was said with a sultry voice. This book was not sexy. It was not a romance. The sultriness of the reader's voice was so distracting that it bugged the heck out of me. Halfway through this very short book I decided I'd be better off abandoning the audio version and just reading the version I already had on my Kindle. The book was marginally better in print. Maybe I was just turned off to the book at this point, but I really wanted to like it. It got so many good reviews on Goodreads. While I could feel Samantha's pain over her family situation, that was about the only thing I could connect with in the story. Her budding feelings for her new love interest (and his for her) felt totally flat and unbelievable and the investigation was just "meh". There are too many better books out there. Skip this one but if you really feel an urge to read it, skip the audio and just stick to the print version. (Just a heads up, the sample up here is deceptive as I didn't detect the sultry cadence to her voice in it. That came a little further in.
I love a good story
Less whining by the heroine, a better narration.
Disappointment. A desire to slap the woman, and anger.
It's a depressing book. I couldn't even finish it I got so fed up with main character.
The plot was interesting but as much as I wanted to like Samantha Moon, I just couldn't. I found her weak and whiny. Okay, so she is trying to maintain as normal a life as possible for her family, and I get that! But come on, what mother (vampire) wouldn't rip out the throat and eat the heart of anyone who took away their children?
So,if you are into weepy vampires lamenting the loss of their humanity, this is the book for you. Not sure if this is a series , but if it is maybe she grows a pair in the next book!
Entertaining, although it was a little slow in spots where I would have perfered the story moved on a little quicker. There was some action sceens, and some promise for future story plot, but the opening book was overall slow paced.
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