Cici Trent, vampire and media darling, spends her days finding true love for humans and supernaturals (the "Others") at her dating agency. But someone is trying to sabotage her business and she needs help. Unfortunately, the best man for the job is the one who broke her still-beating heart two hundred fifty-four years ago.
Deacon is a patient vampire. He’s only loved one woman in over three hundred years— CiCi— and she chose another. So when she shows up in his office asking for help, he finally has the chance to lay that demon to rest. He’ll help her, but for a price—a night in his bed.
Adrenaline, mischief, and a little late-night B&E light the passion that even a couple of lifetimes couldn’t put out. But Deacon has a secret and when Cici is suddenly mortal, his deception might be the only way restore her immortality. Can love bridge the gap between a heartbeat and forever?
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This is the first book of Robin Covington’s that I have had the pleasure of reading. Sex and the Single Vamp was a pretty good book. I liked the story itself, I liked the back story of the characters, and the tension between them was good. Overall it was an enjoyable read, it didn’t blow me away or anything, but I really enjoyed reading about Cici and Deacon.
Cici and Deacon go waaaaaay back. They are both vampires and have known each other since Cici was still human. Due to a stupid misunderstanding, the duo has not always been on the best of terms. When someone targets Cici’s human and supernatural dating agency, and her clients are turning up dead, she turns to her old “friend” for help. The tension between them is so thick you could cut it with a chainsaw. Deacon sees this as his opportunity to get back on Cici’s good side, and finally get what he wants from her in the bedroom as well.
While I don’t like how Deacon went about getting Cici’s attention in the bedroom, she was free to either agree to it or not, but it was still a total jerk move. I did find myself wanting them to get together for real and have a happy ever after. Due to my love of history, I really couldn’t wait to find out more about their past together, and I do wish there had been a bit more of that in this story.
Covington created a world where supernaturals and humans co-exist openly despite some prejudices by others, but the sad reality of almost any world is that there will always be someone who is looked down upon. Unfortunately, there is always some jerk out there that feels it’s necessary to cross “that line”, and convince themselves it is they are justified in their hate. This book is no different in that aspect, but I thought it was a unique execution of the actions.
I enjoyed the other characters in this book as well and really hope to read more from this author in the future. I would love to see what she does with some of the other characters, and if she is going to expand on Cici and Deacon’s story itself.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance, with steamy sexual tension, a unique take on the supernatural/human world and is just the perfect length to get the story told and produced properly.