Kinda of sort of a Tracy/Hepburn Vampire romance

Her Vampire Protector: A Romance In Central City, Novella Seven Kindle Edition

I received an ARC from the Author in exchange for an honest review

This is the first book of the series I’ve read, and I ran into a tiny problem. I was kind of lost in terms of the rules of the world these vampires existed in. That is probably very normal, for instance jumping into Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series right now you would wonder what the heck you picked up. Even so, I was able to piece together most of what was going on.

The most interesting part was the almost but not quite Tracy and Hepburn relationship between Selene Kittery and Oswald (Oz or the name he hates the most – The Wizard). The back and forth, the friction is fun for awhile. Unfortunately, in the end, it makes Selene into a bit of a prudish brat instead of a Complete Female Character. We also fall into the problem where the women usually only talk about the men when they are involved in personal conversations with no Y-Chromosome present.

Oswald is a typical charmer, physically huge and protective of everyone. He is physically incapable of not flirting with anything female. Which of course to our prudish heroine, who seems to live in the 21st century in a Dystopian city after a fire, takes as he is sleeping with everyone.

Most good vampires vs. evil vampires/corporations have more action. There was a lot of hinting but no giant battle and while at the very, very end there is a sweet and less than implicit love scene, there isn’t a lot of hanky panky.

I am going to give this series another pass, with book 1. So a 4 out of a 5.


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