The owner of Dead End Dating, Lil Marchette, is back in Sucker for Love. Our Hot vamp of the underworld now has to find, one of her clients who has been kidnapped, or vamp-knapped if you will. Lil has set up another one of her meet and greets at her best friend’s father’s hotel and this is where our vamp-knapper shows up. All that is found is a bloodstain on an expensive settee. When Lil has Ash look at the scene what his team finds seems to showcase that neither he nor any of her friends can handle looking for her close friend and client. It has to be handled by Merle N. Ambrose, that’s right The Merlin.
The reason for this is because that Mordred is a powerful warlock and he has taken her and he must sacrifice her before his birthday for the ritual to work the way he needs it to. So he can be immortal and not age. Lil has her mind on saving Esther her pleasantly plump friend and no one not even her hunk-a-licious boyfriend Ty Bonner is going to stop her. Although Ash and Ty warn her off the case Lil is dead set, pardon the pun, upon finding and saving her friend. So she calls Merle N. with some information but has a hard time getting through. She finally gets him on the phone and poof he pops into her office. He tells her to stay off the case. He also says that they need Mordred to be caught in the act of killing her before they can knab him. In not so many words, a made vampire is just not as important as a born vampire.
Lil doesn’t like what she is hearing so she decides to go out and find her. She pinpoints where she thinks they might be from the information she has gathered from Merlin and the Internet. With a few well-placed tales to her assistant her bases are covered with her family, or so she thinks. When she gets to her hotel it is not the five or four star they had talked it up to be on the Internet, it is more like a Motel 6. While she is gathering more information on Mordred she finds a born vamp, which has let himself into her hotel room. He wants her to find him 5 eternity mates. His reason is he doesn’t have good luck with them and he has already had 4. They have all died by accident.
While she is out buying some things at the local store she finds Mordred. When she goes to follow him she is grabbed and knocked out by Merlin’s thugs. He video tapes his warning of her for a second time just incase she gets in the way and is hurt or killed in the process. The tape will be his alibi and no one will ask questions as to why. It is just not going the way she planned. Her best friend has already shown up and is pregnant with her brother’s child and now her mother has shown up too with her friends and her human sister-in-law. The retreat she had planned has now turned into a retreat of the kind she had not planned on. Ty confronts her and he warns her off of the case one more time. She calls him a commitment-phobe and they argue about it and he storms off.
What will happen??? Will Lil find Mordred and stop the ritual before it is too late? Will she get in more trouble with Merlin if she does?
Kimberly Raye’s Dead End Dating series is one of the funniest and mysterious paranormal series I have ever read. Lil is the epitome of what you would think a modern female vampire would be and is so good at it. Kimberly Raye is a bright and intelligent author and I will read any book that comes across my desk with her name on it.