Monday, 13 December 2010
Review: Vampire for Christmas - Felicity Heaton
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?
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Shannon is a demon hunter and has been working reluctantly with vampire Rafe as her partner for the last 2 years. She just has one last mission to get through before she can move on to her new assignment on the other side of the country and will never have to see him again. It hasn't been easy for Rafe to work alongside Shannon, especially since he started falling for her, so he is determined to use this last mission to convince her they belong together. Will he be able to manage it or will he have to watch her walk away from him forever?
Vampire for Christmas is an enjoyable holiday novella perfect for reading curled up in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate in the run up to Christmas. The romance between Rafe and Shannon is sweet and builds up to a steamy climax. Although their relationship develops quickly (it has to in a novella) it is still believable because of their shared history. Shannon wasn't my favorite character to start with but she grew on me as I found out more about her history & the reason she hates vampires so much. Rafe on the other hand I liked from the beginning & I'd love to see more of them both in the future. The fight scenes with the slime demon were well written & I had quite vivid pictures of it's slime filled attacks!
Overall this was a great quick, enjoyable read and one perfect to get you in the Christmas mood. I'd recommend it to any paranormal romance fan and am sure I'll be pulling this one out again next December for a re-read.
Source: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review
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