Stakes & Stilettos
Sarah Darling's life has been rather hectic for the last ten weeks or so. First there was the blind date. The date was a vampire who turned her into one. She ended up in some battles with vampire hunters and killed some. Her home burned to the ground. And she met and fell in love with Thierry, a 700-year-old vampire who has been married many centuries. He feels the same about her and now wants to dissolve his arranged marriage.
For the moment, Sarah is hoping for some normalcy in her life. Of course she works part time at a vampire bar that is changing management so she'll soon be out of that job. A "friend" of hers gets her staked and almost killed. She is rescued by a masked stranger who calls himself the Red Devil, the name a vampire hero used to use.
But her ten-year high school reunion is normal, isn't it? Thierry and their friend George go with her. Thierry is willing to meet her family - something Sarah dreads because they don't know she's a vampire yet. But even her reunion isn't normal. She hadn't counted on an old classmate out for revenge...
Michelle Rowen writes this series with her humorous tongue firmly planted in her cheek. Sarah is witty and feeling put upon, Thierry is wise but in love for the first time in his life, and George is the sarcastic side kick. The other characters are also quick tongued and amusing.
The story in Stakes & Stilettos is a continuation in the series. Sarah and Thierry's story started in the earlier novels that I haven't read. I'm sure I would have appreciated this book more if I had read the earlier books, beginning back with that blind date that started everything. Since Sarah and Thierry are already together at the beginning of the novel, their discoveries about each other provide the ongoing love story. This is a decent paranormal romance with the expected twists.
Notice: Non-graphic violence, Strong sexual content
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