"I simply could not stop reading"
Erin Markov has been dumped in a dilapidated house by her
parents. She has no memory from before she went ill, but
knows there's just something different about her. She meets
Felix who turns her on in ways she could only imagine.
Felix has just had to sell his ancestral home, but can't
complain about the new owner's daughter. Though she's
fearless and he questions her sanity on more than one
occasion, she captivates him. He just wishes she'd quit
All I can say is wow! I read this entire book in one
sitting because I simply could not stop reading. Barbara
Elsborg has done a phenomenal job in creating two
characters everyone can relate to. She's energetic, fun
loving, a bit crazy and at the same time timid and wounded.
He embodies the starving artist lifestyle yet holds himself
like the aristocrat he was born as. When they have sex, I'm
surprised they don't burn the entire estate down. What they
lack in staying power, they make up for in repeat
The supporting cast of characters add a great deal of
underlying elements to the tale. The world that Ms. Elsborg
creates is one I'd like to learn more about, from vampire
royalty to werewolves and fae. The writing style of
Lightning in a Bottle is so fluid that the imagery
just appears in your mind. At some points I laughed loud
enough to get weird looks from those around me, and another
an eye roll for the tears welling up in my eyes. I
thoroughly enjoyed Lightning in a Bottle.
Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted March 17, 2009