Series: Entity #4
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on September 1, 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Sexual Content: Graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kate
HE’S TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME.
Alex Sanchez is more than just an ordinary detective. He’s on the prowl—as a vampire. Alex uses his unique gifts to police the mean streets of Chicago like a natural predator. But when he learns that local blood banks are being robbed, he’s not sure what rattles him more: the bizarre crime wave or the stunningly beautiful journalist who’s reporting it…
SHE’S RISKING HER NECK FOR A STORY.
Keira Turner is dedicated to her job—and determined to uncover the truth. Dangerously, out-of-this-world handsome Detective Sanchez seems oddly fascinated by the crimes—and obsessed with Keira. Alex might not have a clue who’s stealing blood but he’s sure of one thing: Keira is no mere mortal. She’s descended from a long line of vampire hunters. And if they try to solve this case together, he’ll have to fight the urge to kiss her…or kill her.
TALL, DARK AND IMMORTAL grabbed my attention because of its Chicago setting. A crime-fighting vampire and a journalist sounded like a perfect pair and I couldn't wait to get started. Unfortunately, the book couldn't wait to get ridiculous. The Chicago setting ended up being one of the only redeeming quality in a book with a absurd plot, an over-the-top evil villain, and an insta-romance that just didn't do it for me.
First of all, Keira. She has no sense of self-preservation. She, in the first chapter, confronts a man she believes is a vampire, and doesn't seem to get that her newfound knowledge is going to put her in danger. The situations she ends up in as a result are just plain unbelievable. And Alex doesn't help - he acts like an idiot around Keira, because of his feelings for her (that magically developed within hours) and makes rather stupid decisions as a result.
There were a lot of weird questions that didn't get answered in the book. For example, there seemed to be some sort of prophecy about Keira and Alex. It was a completely needless plot-line, and it wasn't resolved by the end. We were no more in the know than we were at the beginning. My other issue was the cliched villain. He was so crazy and "evil," that it just didn't make sense. Spoiler alert? He killed so many of his henchmen, I started to wonder where he was getting them all! Vampires don't grow on trees, after all.
My last disappointment with TALL DARK AND IMMORTAL was the ending. It seemed like the author took a cop-out, tying up some loose ends with a completely new kind of paranormal activity that didn't seem to exist prior to that moment when it happened. Given, I'm also not familiar with the Entity series, so it could have made sense if you had knowledge of the prior books.
For a book that's paranormal romance, I tend to suspend disbelief quite a bit. But for TALL DARK AND IMMORTAL, I had a hard time getting past the complete lack of chemistry between the two main characters, and then beyond belief actions of the villain, and the way the ending was done. If you're a fan of the previous books, you may find some redeeming qualities in this one, however, if you're not already a reader of the series, I would definitely not suggest jumping in with TALL DARK AND IMMORTAL.
- Sleeping with the Entity
- The Entity Within
- The Entity Who Came for Christmas
- Love Your Entity
- Tall, Dark and Immortal