Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
She always knew Fate was cruel…
The last person Olivia Hollingsworth expected to see at her Greenwich Village vampire club was her one true love, Doug Paxton—whom she believed to be dead for centuries. Olivia thought she had moved on, but when Doug reappears, her heart knows she’d rather die than lose him again.
But this is beyond the pale…
Ever since Doug can remember, a red-haired siren has haunted his dreams. He never thought she could be real until he goes to investigate a murder at Olivia’s night club. However, as the bodies keep piling up at her feet, he must fight to prove her innocence—even if it costs him his life…
Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m a sucker for a good vamp book (no pun intended). It didn’t take me long get caught up in Sara Humphreys’s well-spun tale. I’m always reading books about a human woman who falls for a supernatural something-or-other, or two supes, never a female supe who’s drawn to a human. It was a refreshing spin on my favourite kind of read: sexy and dangerous, but still light and fun.
I love a strong female lead, and I look forward to the day when this isn’t a “thing we have to mention”. Sara Humphreys is helping that idea along. Olivia is a kick-ass heroine! It was so easy to like her, and identify with her situation even though it was completely out of this world. That’s how good Humphreys is.
‘Tall, Dark, and Vampire’ has it all. It’s funny, it has lots of action and the love scenes are on fire. I liked the mythology elements that came into play in this story. Lovers of the paranormal romance genre have heard many of the terms before, but they haven’t gone hand-in-hand like they do in Humphreys’s underground world.
I’m clearing a space on my virtual bookshelf for the rest of this series, right between Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris. I’ve also learned there’s a shapeshifter series by Humphreys. This, I’ve gotta read!
I can’t wait for the next installment of the ‘Dead in the City’ series.