Sex & the Single Vamp
by Robin Covington
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Reviewed by: Kate | Source: NetGalley
Cici Trent, vampire and media darling, spends her days finding true love for humans and supernaturals (the "Others") at her dating agency. But someone is trying to sabotage her business and she needs help. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the one who broke her still-beating heart two hundred fifty-four years ago.
Deacon is a patient vampire. He’s only loved one woman in over three hundred years— CiCi— and she chose another. So when she shows up in his office asking for help, he finally has the chance to lay that demon to rest. He’ll help her, but for a price—a night in his bed.
Adrenaline, mischief, and a little late-night B&E light the passion that even a couple of lifetimes couldn’t put out. But Deacon has a secret and when Cici is suddenly mortal, his deception might be the only way restore her immortality. Can love bridge the gap between a heartbeat and forever?
SEX & THE SINGLE VAMP had all the aspects of a vampire romance I like. Pairing of vampires of similar ages? Check! Centuries of sexual tension resolving itself? Check! A smoking hot hero and a heroine who isn’t afraid to stand her ground? Check and check again! The perfect little evening read, SEX & THE SINGLE VAMP is cute, tense, and sexy, and definitely worth a look.
For its short length, I wasn’t expecting tons from SEX & THE SINGLE VAMP. I got way more than I expected. I appreciated that the hero and heroine had a huge backstory, and there wasn’t any instalove between a centuries old vampire and a mortal woman (okay, maybe there was, but it took place way before the story started, so I’m giving it a pass). Cici and Deacon had a long time to tango with each other, and hearing about their past and their tiptoeing around each other was refreshing. It isn’t often that a relationship like that develops in paranormal romance, so I loved it. There was some great dialogue, as well. Conversations between Deacon and Andy, his second in command, were funny, and the sexual tension between Deacon and Cici was delightfully hot.
My one complaint would be the easiness with which the conflict was resolved. Obviously, the length of the book puts some limitations on how in-depth you can go, but there was a bit of magic mojo and then, boom! Happily ever after. A little too coincidental for me. Also, the description makes the book seem a tad bit more playful than it actually is. I would almost say it dips into the romantic suspense arena, with murderers running amok and somebody going after Cici.
All in all, however, SEX & THE SINGLE VAMP was fun, witty, sexy and refreshing. I wouldn’t mind re-visiting this world and seeing some of the other characters get their happily ever afters (Andy and Mya anyone??).
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About the author
- Review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. DellamonicaJuly 21, 2014
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