House Rules

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House Rules

Chicagoland Vampires, #7

There are only so many things a person can take, even a 24 year old newly turned vampire. Merit is one tough woman! Nothing is ever easy, especially for her.

While this was not the best book in the Chicagoland Vampires series, it is better than some of the others.

Merit and Ethan have been asked to help solve a murder. Two rogues new to Chicago were murdered and it seems like they were targeted specifically. Ethan is sidetracked from the case, because he is worried about Cadogan House's departure from the GP. While Merit is concerned there might be more victims unless they catch the murderer quickly. So there is some separation of Ethan and Merit. Yet they have some great moments together. But a strain is put on their relationship when a woman from Ethan's past shows up.

There were a lot of small plots that connected to the larger arch of the series, but it felt slightly overwhelming. Merit is involved in so many things, and there are so many problems thrown her way. There were a lot of bright and memorable moments in the book, but there were a lot of times where I just wanted the book to hurry up to the next plot point. I really felt for Merit, and her responsibilities to the house, to Ethan, to herself, and to the RG. I wouldn't want to walk a mile in her shoes.

Chloe Neill has done a great job of creating a world that people want to be a part of. Any Urban Fantasy fanatic has to know about/read the Chicagoland Vampires series!

Book Blurb for House Rules

In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps.

At the tender age of twenty-seven, Merit became a sword-wielding vampire. Since then, she’s become the protector of her House, watched Chicago nearly burn to the ground, and seen her Master fall and rise. Now she’ll see her mettle—and her metal—tested like never before.

It started with two . . . Two rogues vanishing without a trace. Someone is targeting Chicago’s vampires, and anyone could be next. With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2013 4.00