Date read: November 16, 2014
Mandy M. Roth
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Dani Malloye hates the holidays, and with good reason. Though her best friend tries to force the Christmas spirit on her with giant Santas and elves that light up, she'd rather spend her time doing what she does best—enforcing paranormal law on the streets of Chicago. Nothing like a little evil bloodshed to lighten the mood. Besides, work means she can spend time with her sexy boss, Cornell Sutton. Too bad Cornell is uptight, her new neighbor, and a vampire. Everyone knows slayers and vampires just don’t mix. Or do they?Thoughts on Hunted Holiday: I'm totally down with most of this book, but when the main dude gets his name shortened to Corny (by his best friend who has perfected the art of annoying him in ways no other can) I did a double take. Because hunks of burning love and "Corny" are not two things that go together in my head.
That said, I liked the world here. It has a boatload of supernaturals, a world that's a little dark and dangerous, and a bet friend who is determined to spread some holiday cheer. BFF, don't let this give you any ideas. If you show up at my house with a giant Santa and various other holiday baubles, I will give you the strangest look known to both man and beast.
Dani and Cornell. I liked them. Cornell's moods and Dani's desire to spread a little havoc amongst those who are breaking the laws made them fun. The fact that Cornell goes to such extremes to be near Dani even though she's not aware of the connection they have (well, she IS aware of it, she just isn't aware it's reciprocated) made me nod sagely. Because men who build houses to be near the women who captivate them are either stalkers or vampires with a mating issue.
I hope you can figure out which side of the fence Cornell falls on here.
Vampires and slayers. I liked them in Buffy. I like them here.