Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?
Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he's concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.
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Don’t Blackmail the Vampire was a quick and fun book to read. It wasn’t super long, so it didn’t give me time to get bored or anything like that. There was enough material to give the reader a good idea of who these characters were without giving away every single detail of their lives.
This book is the 2nd book in the Sons of Kane series, but can be read as a standalone. I have not read the first book in the series Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, but didn’t feel like I had missed anything super important to this book. The first book IS referenced frequently, but it also gives you enough of that story so you get the gist.
Don’t Blackmail the Vampire follows the story of Rachel as she accompanies her sister and her sleazy fiancé, Bret on a ski trip, while doing her best to make her sister see him for the tool he really is. Brett is meeting with a business contact in an attempt to secure a new job. When Rachel catches Charles (the business contact) snacking on a blonde behind some dumpsters, she decides to enlist his help to split up her sister and Brett by blackmailing him. Little does Rachel know from the start as to the real reason Charles is there with Brett, and how much it has to do with Rachel’s sister’s past.
I really enjoyed the personalities of Rachel and Charles. They are fun and very likeable. I wanted them to be together soooo badly! Brett was a complete wanker, and I couldn’t wait to see how Rachel and Charles were going to do him in. I felt bad for Rachel’s sister, but she was blind to what was going on around her, and it’s not that she deserved it, but I still wanted to slap her into reality.
Tiffany Allee has a very fun writing style. This is the second book of hers that I have read, and in all honesty, I didn’t pick them up excited to start with. Her books seem fairly interesting, but I wasn’t sure if they were exciting enough to really get into. I have greatly enjoyed both books despite my initial hesitance. The writing itself is good and the characters are built up enough that you can see their personalities coming out of the pages.
I will recommend this book to anyone who likes vampire books with sarcasm, fun, and a little bit of sex, or is looking for a quick and entertaining way to pass an afternoon. Nothing was really graphic. The story line itself is fairly basic, so I don’t think it would be too difficult for a slower reader to understand.
Excerpt from Don’t Blackmail the Vampire
Using a burst of power, Charles did his best to calm her.
Rachel had an iron will, but her breathing slowed slightly, and she stopped edging away from him. That was a start.
“I’m not going to hurt you.”
“That’s exactly what a vampire about to hurt me would say.”
“Touché. But I’m really not.”
“Not a vampire?”
“Not going to hurt you,” he corrected. Going into the whole spiel about how he was a good vampire, a lawful one who believed in the sanctity of life, was hardly going to convince her after she’d caught him drinking someone’s blood. And even though her fear had lessened, she didn’t exactly look ready to sit down with him over a beer for a long talk. “I could go into a speech about how life has value, but you’d dismiss that as a lie.”
Her lips twitched. The calming had definitely taken the edge off her fear. “Give it a shot.”
“Well, it’s true. Vampires aren’t undead creatures who”—he raised his hands like they were clawed—“vant to suck your blood.” He gave her his best Dracula voice.
A laugh broke free, but it sounded half hysterical.
“Seriously. I’m just a man with different dietary needs.” And enhanced speed, strength, and senses. Probably best not to point that out, or the fact that he could normally control a person’s mind and memories to a certain extent. “I don’t kill people. Ever. It’s kind of a rule.”
“A vampire rule.”
“A law, really. Also a human law, unless I’m mistaken. Unless our lives are in danger, we aren’t permitted to kill humans. And believe me, it’s not a pleasant fate if you’re caught by the vampire council.”
She wasn’t convinced. “Then what exactly were you doing to that poor woman before I came out here?”
“Not killing her. Borrowing a bit of her blood. And giving her a hell of a good implanted memory to go with it.” He winked.
Another nervous laugh escaped her, but the hysterical edge wasn’t quite so sharp. “Is that how you get your reputation? Convincing women they had a life-altering time with you, when all you really did was use them for food?”
“You think I have a reputation? You burn me.” He gripped his heart dramatically.
“I have no doubt your reputation precedes you many places, vampire.” She swallowed hard and repeated herself. “Vampire.”
Don’t forget to check out the first book in the Sons of Kane series: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid!
Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid
A Sons of Kane Novel,
Genre: Light Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Covet)
Release Date: May 27, 2013
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?
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