Mila Hart has a habit of picking losers, thinking switching
species, she tries V-Date.com, the vampire dating site.
Jeremiah Lopez was quite handsome, however the only
excitement of Mila's evening was when Jeremiah tried to ...
kill her! London Metropolitan Police Inspector Vincent
Ferrer had been alerted by a friend, and he arrives on the
premises just in the nick of time to rescue Mila, however
the killer vampire escaped. When Lopez threatens Mila,
Vincent knows that a human protector won't be enough to
keep Mila safe: Vincent will keep an eye on Mila; after all,
he's over three hundred years old!
One of my happy discoveries of this past year was DATING THE
UNDEAD, the first book in this series, where
we had briefly met Vincent who is even more delectable than
I hoped! That first book was no fluke; all the charm and
lusty playfulness can be found in DROP DEAD GORGEOUS.
Vincent is as hot as you want your hero to be, but he is
also a very charming, honorable and well- mannered man; Mila
was perfect for him. She is a lovely woman who doesn't
whine, nor does she jump to conclusions or take stupid
risks. I love how the attraction simmered then ignited
between those two, and how the relationship progressed,
especially given that immortality thing.
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is more romance-oriented than most
paranormal romances, it is the way it's meant and it works
admirably, especially when you have a dash of suspense
thrown in, as is the case here. The story was quite
exciting, as was Vincent's backstory. There are several
interesting secondary characters, such as Vincent's police
colleagues Davies and Burke, whom I hope will still figure
in future books, as I really liked them, as was the case
with Karolina Dobrescu. This could also be the curse of an
author who writes such great all- around characters: we love
them all! I suspect the devilishly intriguing, and darker,
Ronin McDermott will be our hero in an upcoming instalment,
possibly the next one?
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is light, modern, uncomplicated, and
absolutely irresistible! Ms. Lyons gives her vampires a
personal touch, she is expanding on her world building, and
she writes the kind of heroes I prefer and that we don't
find very often in books these days. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is
such delightful fun and another winner for Juliet Lyons.
Mila Hart's first experience with the vampire dating site
V-Date.com is a complete disaster—her date is wanted for
murder! But things turn around when she's rescued by
dashing vampire cop Vincent Ferrer. Dangerous and
devastatingly attractive, he's just the undead hottie
Mila was hoping for.
Haunted by his past, Vincent can't risk falling in love
again—even if Mila charms him more than anyone he's ever
met. But when the killer from Mila's date seeks her out,
Vincent is the only one who can protect her. Protecting
his heart is a different story...