First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My library only recently launched their online digital lending (Yay!) so the collection is very very very limited. In saying that, I’ve just finished Watership Down and am in the middle of Anna Karenina, so I needed ‘brain fluff’ to give me a bit of a break in between. I didn’t have a clue what this book was all about and for once, I didn’t even bothered finding out! All I could see on the Overdrive app was the cover (obviously paranormal romance) and no blurb – *gasp* I was definitely taking a plunge here.
And… what a terrifically fun light romantic suspenseful Brain Fluff! I finished it in less than 2 days lol.
Denise has resolutely decided to stay away from all otherworldly creatures, including her best friend, Cat. She’s lost what could never be regained in that world and she will never again return. Things will never work out the way you wanted to though, Denise was practically dragged back into this other world kicking and screaming as a demon stalked her family with murderous intent. So, Denise turned to the only being who could and would help her.
Spade, a Master Vampire, has long ago decided that he will never be involved with humans. However, when Denise tried to blackmail him for his help, he couldn’t help himself. He knew the best thing for him is to just walk away and let someone else helped Denise but… he… just… couldn’t. Whilst she hangs around him though, there is no reason why he shouldn’t entice her with what it would mean for her to be with him…
I have not read the Night Huntress series so I was kinda out of the loop a bit when it came to Cat and some others however it did not in particular detract from my enjoyment of this book. It’s just a little niggling annoyance. However, it got me to want to get into the Night Huntress series.
I love Spade’s background: a British Peer transported as a criminal to the New South Wales where he was then turned. I think I only loved this cuz I’m Aussie :p but um, also imagine the British accent?! Hhhmmm… He is, of course, filthy rich! Somehow, this also seems funny to me as I suddenly thought, ‘yea, of course, he is, which vampire isn’t filthy rich?!’ I can’t recall if I’ve ever read a book with a poor vamp as a main character… Has there been one? Can anyone remember?
I was snort-laughing a bit at the final battle. I think if I was actually reading the book, I would’ve been very involved with the suspense but somehow listening to it, tickles me funny bone terribly. Nevertheless, if you needed ‘Brain Fluff’, this one comes highly recommended 😀