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Sitting on the edge with my Kindle

I am a voarcious reader who resents the time she spends sleeping and working as it leaves less time for my kindle

Currently reading

American Gods
Neil Gaiman
The Dream Hunter
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonswan
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Taking Chase
Lauren Dane
Don't Let Go
Marliss Melton
Bait
Annie Nicholas
Second Grave on the Left
Darynda Jones
Last Man Standing
Cindy Gerard
One for the Wicked
Karina Cooper
Kill Shot
Liliana Hart
King of Darkness - Elisabeth Staab First on Ms Staab's books that I have read and I liked it.

I think the premise at the beginning slightly petered out by the end and became more mainstream paranormal but even so it was a pleasant read.

What actually warranted me awarding the book a fourth star (as opposed to my normal 3 stars) was that the male lead wasn't a taciturn, alpha-a*hole like every other book I've read recently. He had what felt like genuine concerns about stepping up and being worthy. He wasn't obtuse, he didn't have a deep angst that coloured all his interactions with the female lead. He was worthy and kind and self-deprecating - OMG have I missed a normal hero.

The female lead was the one who slightly went backwards in my opinion. In the opening chapter she was a bit edgy, a bit "wow, never seen that before, she really is a 20th century vampire and he seems a bit old skool stuffy in comparison". But then after the scene in the waiting room she seemed to fade away a bit (being vague so as not to spoiler)into just another female falling into an unknown situation.

Anyway, lots of dangling story lines for book 2 - Lee, Tyra, Ivy, Agnessa (sp?), Xander, Anton, Lexi - can't wait to find out what happens next.