Friday 14 May 2010

Review: Dead If I Do - Tate Hallaway

I've finally found Mr. Right.  Sure, he might not have a pulse, but as a girl who's sharing a body with a short-tempered Goddess, I'm not one to judge.  Sebastian is the vampire of my dreams, and I'm dying to walk down the aisle.  Everything couldn't be more perfect.

Well, except for the fact that the awesome band I hired for the reception has been replaced by some guy with an accordion and lederhosen.  And the bridesmaid's dresses somehow got switched to salmon-pink taffeta with butt-bows.  Not to mention the fact that Sebastian's ex-lover, the zombie-slash-vampire-slash-witch who just happens to be the mother of his undead son, wants both of us six feet under.  Now I know why some girls turn into Bridezillas...

The Garnet Lacey Series:
Tall, Dark & Dead
Dead Sexy
Romancing the Dead
Dead if I do
Honeymoon of the Dead

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Garnet and Sebastian are finally planning their wedding but, as you can probably guess if you've read any of the previous books in this series, nothing ever goes quite to plan.  When Garnet introduces Sebastian to her estranged parents the evening doesn't get off to a good start when they discover Sebastian is a vampire.  It only gets worse when Matayas' mother (& Sebastian's ex) Tereza appears and curses them. 

Having spent centuries in suspended animation Tereza has finally come back to life - well sort of!  With Tereza back on the scene and the wedding plans falling down around their ears it isn't certain that there will even be a wedding.  As if life wasn't complicated enough Parish is also back on the scene and he wants Garnet back.

If you're a fan of the Garnet Lacey series then you will probably enjoy reading Dead If I Do.  Although I felt there was less action than in some of the previous books I do think that this was probably the funniest book so far.  I was a bit disappointed that the plot was so predictable though - it didn't have any of the plot twists that I would expect after reading the earlier books. 

This series has always had a chick-lit feel to it but I thougth that Dead If I Do took this one step further - still an enjoyable read but not quite what I was expecting or hoping for.  I've always had a soft spot for Parish & think I prefer him to Sebastian but I felt that way even more with this book & was routing for Parish to win Garnet back.  I will still be reading the next book & I'm looking forward to finding out what trouble Garnet can get herself into next.
Source: Library

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