Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.

When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.

Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this novella.  It moved quickly, but since the characters had known each other for a couple of years and were finally choosing to act on their feelings it made sense.  I like the world that Felicity Heaton has created.  It makes sense to me.  Maybe it's from all those years of watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer but I can totally get behind a shadowy agency dedicated to keeping the clueless mortals safe from the nasty demons that are running around.

Shannon and Rafe were both well written.  Shannon has her issues, not the least of which is her vampire partner.  Rafe is good guy at heart, you know, under the fangs and all.  Getting Shannon to open up about what has made her into the withdrawn woman she is has become something of a mission for him.  It's sweet and sexy.

The sex was sexy, the biting was hot, the demon was slimy.  And that's all the important stuff right there.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds...scrumptious haha Kelly, love the review! :D