"A great fast read - even better than preceding titles"
The latest in the series of vampire books by Lindsay Sands
Dark, and Hungry. We know this is going to be good as soon
the cover with the bride and groom figures on top of the
dressed up in a black and red cape, with fangs, and the
This book is a great fast read. The premise is that Lucian
editor Kate from Single White Vampire are getting married
her cousin and best friend, has come over from England to
wedding. Since Kate's place is full, mostly due to the
there, Terri stays in his brother Bastien's penthouse
Attraction is quickly established between her and Bastien,
experience with love in several hundred years.
With two weeks until the wedding things seem under control,
Lucian and Kate have to substitute for fellow editor
at a convention on the west coast after a toilet falls
ceiling of his apartment and breaks his leg. Consequently
wedding plans go haywire it is up to Terri and Bastian to
not to mention keep track of Chris who can't seem to stay
hospital, and Bastien's cousin Vincent who can't seem to
out of everyone in sight.
While both the previous books, Single White Vampire and
very well done, this latest book was actually better in a
For one thing, I felt Bastien was a stronger character than
Lucian, who struck me as a little spacey even for someone
supposed to be a romance writer. Also I really liked Terri,
very good reason to be wary of a relationship with Bastien
believes is seriously ill - why else would he need so much
private fridge? The scenes where Bastian learns how to
again are wonderful and I loved it that they seemed to be
long before they became lovers. The book was laugh-out-loud
of the time, particularly between the accidents that kept
Chris and the wedding planning mishaps, but there was also
sweetness underpinning the story.
One more thing: The Dorchester editorial staff must have
senses of humor given how many awful things are allowed to
namesakes in this book.
Reviewed by Janet Miller
Posted June 15, 2004