Published by Harlequin on 2/21/2011
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Fiction
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HE'S THE GOOD KIND OF VAMPIRE. SORT OF.
\r\nBuried in the Heartland is a town that no one enters or leaves. Graf McDonald somehow becomes its first visitor in more than five years and he was only looking for a good party. Unfortunately, Penance, Ohio, is not that place. And after having been isolated for so long, they do not like strangers at all.\r\n\r\nJessa's the only one to even remotely trust him, and she's desperate for the kind of protection that only a vampire like Graf can provide. Supplies are low, the locals are ornery for a sacrifice and there's a monster more powerful than Graf lurking in the woods. New men are hard to come by in this lonesome town, and this handsome stranger might be Jessa's only hope for salvation.\r\n\r\nEven if she has to die first.
And then you have It. The demon beast holding the town captive and terrorizing the citizens.
The dialogue between Graf and Jessa is often amusing. The townpeople reminded me eerily of one of those creepy small-town movies by Stephen King (you know the kind, with pitch-forks, torches and eyes that are glazed over?). The plot felt a bit mish-mashed. It often took a turn I didn’t expect (not in a good way) and I thought it was a little far-fetched. The ending was abrupt; I expected more out of it, so I was a bit disappointed there.
But overall, a good read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys vampire fiction with a healthy dose of humor.