4 of 5 stars
OWEA (Otherworlder Enforcement Agency) Beatrice Davis is on a forced sabbatical from her job. She understands it's to prevent psychic and mental burnout, but that doesn't mean she has to like it. Her situation gets even worse when her ex lover, vampire and detective extrodinaire, Claude Desmairis shows up at her door needing her special talents to help catch a serial killer.
Claude Desmairis has two constants in his life, his job and his friendship with Luc Chevalier, the vampire Magister. He also lives with his heavy regret of how he ended his affair with Beatrice. This could be his opportunity to rekindle the flame with Beatrice, but when evidence starts to point towards Luc, he may have to choose between the two.
I had been hearing wonderful buzz from the blogosphere about this author. Being the last to find out something has never set well with me, so I immediately jumped on the chance to read this book. While I'm not a huge fan of stories told in first person, the actual story made up for that. Beatrice was a great heroine, tough, smart and with enough chutzpah to not fall immediately back into Claude's arms. The plot was a pretty decent mystery that keeps the reader guessing for most of the book. The emotional element was saturated with hurt, regret, compassion and an underlying longing. There was also redemption and forgiveness, with a lot of action and hot sex to spice things up. I truly enjoyed the characters and Tiffany's ability to spin a compelling story. However, I really, really, REALLY would have liked to have known what was going on in Claude's head. In the end, I am very happy with my decision to jump on Tiffany Allee's bandwagon. I definitely will be following this series.
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