This started out promisingly enough. I liked Ema and I thought it was kind of hilarious that Darian's daughter basically tells him to get over himself and get laid already. Things take a bit of a weird turn when during the role playing Ema is almost eaten alive. Twice.
The one thing that sometimes bothers me about these 1Night Stand stories is that it always feels like I'm playing in a small pool that's attached to a larger ocean. I suppose they're all sort of in the same universe, but the rules seem to vary one to the other. We're not given enough rationale behind why the Agency would pair a (supposedly) human candidate with an Otherworldly one, despite it being against a whole bunch of laws and honestly there's only so much stretch I can give to my disbelief when the author info-dumps about what's wrong with her heroine.
How is it that Ema has gone her entire life without someone questioning things? Why is Darian the first one to say 'Now hold on a second this is odd'?
For a quick romp however the sex is hot and I did like Darian quite a bit. I wish this was longer, so the author could focus more on the build up and less on the 'Insta Lust Just Add Sex' angle. I would have liked to see Darian and Ema explore what exactly her otherworldly senses mean and interact beyond the bedroom.
Born with the unusual ability to see what truly lies in the shadows, Emalee Black is stuck between two worlds, the paranormal and the human. Neither one accepts or understands her and she’s forced to live a quiet, boring life in hiding. When her best friend mentions 1Night Stand dating service, Ema chooses a role-playing adventure straight out of her romantic fantasies. She’s to hunt her very own vampire and have her wicked way him.
Vampire Darian Wyman is surprised when his daughter signs him up for a one-night stand with an exclusive matchmaking agency. At first he’s appalled by the idea, but as he reads the details of the date, he becomes intrigued. For one night he will get away from the life he has long grown tired of to be hunted and captured by a would-be huntress. But he has plans of his own for his little vixen.
However, when Darian discovers the truth about Ema’s inhuman abilities, the date could end before it gets started.
Heat level: 4
Word count – 9k