Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Jane Anderson is the daughter of the Governor of Texas visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras with her best friend Sophie. Jane is a woman who does not take no for an answer. She expects those around her to do her bidding, but she is about to have her life turned upside down when she meets a sexy vampire named Ethan Devereaux.
Being a vampire means following rules dictated by the Supernatural World Order. That means being licensed, no license a stake to the heart. When Ethan sees Jane, he is convinced that he is looking at his dead fiance Vanessa reincarnated. Jane is nearly killed by a truck and his dream of reuniting with his lost love is realized when he turns her. For twenty-five years, he has not been able to get over his loss and now he sees a light at the end of the tunnel. That is, until Jane wakes up and shows that beauty is only skin deep. She is nothing like Vanessa, and he is stuck with a new vampire that he must train.
Jane is not unhappy about being a vampire, never aging, strength and other powers. She is all for it—except the part about drinking blood. Jane faints at the sight of blood, so chances are she will never get to the point where she will willingly drink it. If she doesn’t, she will not get her license to bite risking her and Ethan. Poor Ethan must live twenty-four-seven with a woman who can’t keep her mouth shut and who believes she can live on human food alone. He only has three weeks to train her to feed, and time is rapidly running out.
As much as the two of them act uninterested in each other, they can’t hide the truth from themselves, he thinks she is spoiled and whiny. She thinks he is as much “fun as a pap smear”. This is definitely a case of opposites attract. Jane is convinced that she can change the council’s mind about her biting to feed and she comes close, but no cigar. How can she bite a human when, while practicing, she manages to destroy every zucchini they could get their hands on for practice?
Loved this book, it is not often that a book gets me to laugh out loud, but the interaction between poor Ethan and take-no-prisoners Jane was a hoot. I can’t wait for more. This is not your usual vampire story.