"Ms. Rowen writes very funny and clever dialogue..."
Sarah's uncomplicated and unexciting life has suddenly hit
the wall. Well more like some dirt that keeps hitting her
in the face as her blind date tries to bury her in the
ground. She soon finds out that said blind date is a
vampire and decided that he wants her for eternity. So he
bit her neck and tries to bury her in the ground to help
her in the process of transformation.
Sarah's had it. Not happy with the bite mark on her neck
she lets her date have it pepper spray and runs away.
However where there are vampires there are sure to be
vampire hunters to follow, all jacked up on machismo and
righteousness. And no matter how much she tries to
them she is not a vampire, they are not buying it,
especially when her neck is dripping blood.
Fortunately for Sarah, Thierry de Bennicour, an ancient
vampire who is tired of his undead life is in the process
of taking his own life. Begging him for help, Thierry
up rescuing Sarah by throwing them both off of the bridge
he is perched on to the water below.
Sarah awakens later on in Thierry's residence and still
not accepted what she is becoming. It really isn't until
she has her first sip of diluted blood and water that she
starts pondering it. Of course when she gets fired later
that day for trying to suck the bosses finger off, she
realizes it's time to revisit the vampire theory.
Ms. Rowen writes very funny and clever dialogue that keeps
the reader engaged. However I found the romantic story
between Sarah and Theirry more one sided as she pursued
even though he demonstrated little desire to take it
further. Also the vampires in this story came across
meek and mild. While the villains or vampire hunters were
very over the top 'redneckish' types. For me this made the
book a bit imbalanced. Most of my reading enjoyment came
from Sarah's personal growth as a character and her
hilarious insights as she tries to accept her new life.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted November 5, 2006