But right now he's thinking only about vengeance. His mission: to hunt down and destroy the one who murdered his beloved family.
Revenge, however, takes a detour when he meets sweet, passionate Miranda Rivers. She's never experienced the big O, and she wants to - badly! How could any man - vamp or not - resist?
Yet the deeper Cody drinks of Miranda's delicious charms, the more he craves. Only, Miranda wants more than just an eternity of hot sex. She wants Cody's undead heart to beat again, just for her.
Of course, I'm listening to these out of order, but fortunately it doesn't make that much of a difference to when it comes to enjoyability.
Cody has been a vampire since the end of the Civil war. In one night he lost his humanity, his mother, sister in law, and nephew (or niece - I admit I can't recall which one it was there). But his chance to kill the vampire responsible, and regain his humanity, is waiting for him in Skull Creek, Texas. All he has to do is kill the one who made him. Kill him and it all ends.
But a chance meeting with Miranda Rivers, a woman who has done everything she can to be exactly the opposite of her sisters and mother, throws a spanner in the works. Miranda wants one night of wildness, to put an end to her fantasy of cowboys before she settles down with the 'right' man. That calm, reliable, respectable man who has asked her to marry him. Exactly the opposite of the men her mother picked, and the men her sisters still pick.
One night that Cody is happy to give her.
One small problem. Miranda isn't the type he can forget, especially when it turns out she lives in Skull Creek, and he's going to have to wait five days before his target turns up.
I love the premise and the idea of these vampires who live off not just blood, but sexual energy. The only thing that spoiled this for me was the narrator. He was great at the male voices, but his attempts at female voices were - to be honest - painful!
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Enjoyable book but, whilst the narrator did a great job on the male voices, he should go back to Narration School for the female voices 'cause they were just cringeworthy (even on double speed).
I have already downloaded the rest of the Braddock Boys series that is available when I downloaded this one because they were on sale.
Worth my credit? Mmmmm it's 50/50 yes it was a good listen but I've had better, if they're on sale then definately but I'm not frantic to get to book 2.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
What did you like best about this story?
The stroy it self
How could the performance have been better?
Stop trying the fake female voice
Do you think Cody needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
not really. The story ends well.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the narration was terrible when it came to the female voices.
Didn’t care for the narration of this one book. I found the voice that he used, while reading Miranda’s parts, extremely annoying. I eventually gave up listening halfway through the book. Wasn’t too crazy about the idea that Miranda was considering engagement to someone else and thought that it was okay to sleep with Cody either. I'm sure the book got better by the end, never made it that far.