Thursday 9 November 2017

Book Review: Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton

Title: Vampire for Christmas
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 164
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Free on Kobo

It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.

It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.

When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.

Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas? (Goodreads Synopsis)

I picked up this little novella as a free eBook from Kobo. Overall it was an enjoyable story, with a nice blend of action and romance, that I was able to finish in one sitting. For me it is a 3.5-star read because, while I liked the idea, I found the characters a little undeveloped. The excessively long blurb seems to be trying to make up for the lack of growth for the characters within the pages. Granted, this is only a novella, but I think it would have worked better as a longer tale. I would have liked to have seen the birth of their feelings for one another, rather than simply being told it has taken place. However, if you are a PNR fan looking for a quickie read to while away a winter evening, you are sure to find something worthwhile in this book.

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