"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 biting him.

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 performances.

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


Lightning isn't supposed to strike twice, but when the electrifying Erin Markov whirls into Felix's life she gives him more than his destroyed family home to think about. Erin's exciting and unpredictable, in and out of bed, if only he could get her to stop dancing in thunderstorms, rollerblading in the middle of the night, and leaping around on unsafe roofs. Plus she has this annoying habit of biting his neck.

Erin wishes she could remember who she is. The couple who claim to be her parents leave her in a dilapidated stately home with supplies of a revolting energy drink and instructions not to go out in the sun. Then she discovers sculptor Felix living next door and life becomes far more tasty.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, violence.

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Lightning in a Bottle
(Trueblood: Book 3)
by Barbara Elsborg

Loose Id
February 1, 2009
Available: February 24, 2009
ISBN #1596328932
EAN #9781596328938
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