Series: Sons of Cane #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Published by Entangled Covet on May 27, 2013
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Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.
Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time.
What could possibly go wrong?
This was a cute book and a fun read. Alice is getting over a bad break up, one in which she found her best friend with her fiancee — something no woman (or man) is going to get over quickly, if at all.
To make it worse, that ex-fiancee is the best man in her sister’s wedding. And now to top it off, they’ll all be stuck on a cruise for a week for fun and frolicking for the pre-ceremony fun and the wedding itself… and her ex, along with her ex-best friend will be there.
Alice cannot handle this. So what is it she needs? The most gorgeous man she can find to make her ex jealous! Enter in Noah! Her sexy neighbor who is a bit quirky and usually standoffish. But he’s in a bit of a pickle himself — he’s about to become engaged at the behest of the Vampire Council to help him keep his humanity…. and the bride? He has no clue. So the best way to escape his fate is to join his to Alice’s and become her fake boyfriend on the wedding cruise.
Let the games begin!
As you can imagine, this goes as it will go, most events can be guessed as to what will happen next, and surprisingly, his being a vampire isn’t as much of a shock as he thinks it would/should be, though I will not spoil that as to why.
I suppose what I liked most about this book is that it gives a slightly different look at how vampires can tolerate some sun (and no, he’s not sparkly). I also enjoyed what little you see of Noah’s friends, or brothers, as it were. I’d love to see more of Charles and Alex — and seeing as this is the first in a series, I hope that wish comes true.
For a cute, fun read, some steamy sex and for the hopes of vampire lovers everywhere, it’s a good, fun book. And at $2.99, it’s worth the fun. Enjoy it!