DROP DEAD GORGEOUS by Juliet Lyons

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A woman gives up on human men to give vampires a try, namely in the form of a hot, blond, and fanged detective.

Mila Hart was devastated to learn that her boyfriend of two years happened to be married and had two children. To get back in the saddle, she hits up V-Date, a dating website with vampire clientele. Her first date with the undead seems to be going swimmingly until the vamp tries to kill her. In the nick of time, Mila is saved by law enforcement, which includes the devastatingly handsome Inspector Vincent Ferrer. Unfortunately, Mila’s date escapes in the fray, a disappointment to the team that’s been tracking him for months; Mila wasn’t his first victim. Vincent’s immediate attraction to Mila’s calm under pressure is palpable, and he takes a vested interest in seeing to her well-being after the attack. But as a man—even an undead man—dedicated to his job and hundreds of years old, he realizes love is only a fleeting distraction. However, mutual attraction is another story. Mila is a quirky heroine with her deep love of movies, constantly making comparisons to how events in her life might mirror famous scenes in cinema history. This also works as a coping mechanism for Mila as she tries to regain her life after heartbreak. Despite being a vampire, Vincent is rather normal, unlike typical overbearing alpha heroes of paranormal romance. He’s easygoing, reassuring Mila that not all of his kind are killers out for blood, but as a leading man he needs a bit more…bite. Since Mila’s attacker is still out there, there’s an element of suspense, though it quickly gets lost between the main characters’ constant ogling of one another during rather tense moments.

A tad superficial, but at least it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Pub Date: Oct. 3rd, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4926-4533-7
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2017




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