The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire

Dead in the City, #4

I didn't fall in love with this story the way I was expecting to.

I was expecting a bit more sass, more fire and kick-ass abilities from Trixie and I was looking forward to a smooth-talking, sweet with a bit of bite cowboy and lots of fun all around with Dakota doing some chasing and Trixie doing some fancy footwork.

Mmm, not quite.

Asides from Humphreys' surprising willingness to sacrifice froth in favor of truly dark pasts and redemption, most of the rest of the story and characters didn't sparkle for me.

Trixie wasn't so much sassy as she was often rude and tactless in the face of situations where she really shouldn't have been. Dakota was sweet, but to be honest, he might have been just a bit too laid-back for my liking. There wasn't as much of a push-pull to the love story as I was expecting and it certainly wasn't fun. Trixie and Dakota both have pasts that heavily influence the present.

It's not a bad story, just not what I was looking for. The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire is a solidly written story and even if I didn't love it, I'm sure there are people out there who will.

Book Blurb for The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire

Beloved author Sara Humphreys' acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires...

He wants eternity?

Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he's still a Texas good ol' boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.

Over her undead body...

Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it'll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota's courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry's not dead after all.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2016 3.00