Paranormal Romance, Category Romance, Vampires
Ebook $2.99 (156 pages, COVET)
Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?
Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he's concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.Author Site: website
A perfect beach read with bite! (4 stars)
Are you in need of a vacation? Well look no further than the Sons of Kane series. While the first book involved a cruise and a plot that just didn't win me over, DON'T BLACKMAIL THE VAMPIRE takes readers on a skiing trip and managed to pull me in much more.
The blurb does a very good job of giving you the plot. Charles is the brother of Noah from DON'T BITE THE BRIDESMAID and with someone sending threatening messages to Alice he's trying to find out who's sending them. Everyone thinks it's Brent, Alice's ex, who happens to now be involved with her former friend. That former friend is Rachel's sister and Rachel really doesn't like or trust Brent. So she finds a way to blackmail Charles into helping her break the pair up and since it will help Charles figure out if Brent is the stalker threatening Alice it's a win-win scenario.
Of course, this means lots of shenanigans to convince Rachel's sister Brent is a cad and she and Charles wind up giving into their attraction. The build-up is nice and the tension is well spread making it quite satisfying when they finally cave to their chemistry. I think most readers will really enjoy the romance but I actually found the mystery of whom was behind the threats to be the most entertaining part. I was very engrossed in it and while I felt a little swindled on the outcome it will please DBTB fans who need to know Alice is safe.
I'd dare say that anyone who likes contemporary romances that has a hard time finding paranormals they like will really enjoy DBTV. The overall story could easily have the vampire element removed and still be an enjoyable story. I did really dislike Rachel's sister, to the point I fantasized about punching her through my ereader screen, but other than that it was the perfect sort of light paranormal romance read that's perfect for a beach read.
Notes: ARC received via publisher.
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