"Fine vampire romance"
Morgue Dr. Rachel Garrett is coming down with the flu when
the corpse of Etienne Argeneau is brought in for her to
examine. The big man was shot, but soon gets up as
bullets cannot kill a vampire. Rachel assumes that her
fever is making her delirious.
A few days later, Etienne returns dead again. This time
when he recovers, his assailant is there too as he
followed behind the transported "corpse" to the morgue.
Etienne, who feels he owes Rachel, will do anything to
keep her safe from the evil that has assaulted him.
Besides which she has somehow gotten inside his blood. He
wonders if he should convert her as his eternal mate even
though he knows vampires have only one chance to get the
transformation right. However, before he can decide to end
three centuries of bachelorhood, the vile foe takes the
choice out of his hands as Rachel is under assault.
Vampire romance readers will love to tenderly bite the
caring charming champion, who is simply a nice individual;
Rachel is his delightful counterpart if she can "live"
long enough to permanently take the role. The story line
is entertaining on two levels. First there is the good
vs. evil war between the hero and his vile obsessed foe
(role reversal); and second is Etienne's dilemma of
bringing her over or not. With this tale and SINGLE,
WHITE VAMPIRE, Lynsay Sands has provided a unique vampiric
family of nurturing considerate souls that readers will
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 10, 2003