Date published: February 2012
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher.
Chloe Templeton is quiet, shy, and wants to make friends. When she moves into a new neighborhood, the neighbors invite her over for drinks on their porch—the Porch People. But she has a second job in the evenings, and all the time she spends with the Porch People is draining her energy and ability to work. They’re like human vampires, sucking the life from her.
Declan Flannery is a real vampire, and he recognizes Chloe as the mate he’s been searching for over so many years. The sex between them is instant and explosive, but can Chloe extricate herself from the Porch People? Does she even want to?
The plot is different and interesting. There is a lot of sex in this book, and it’s extremely hot and well written. There may only be one man and one woman involved but with sex toys, some spanking, and various other techniques, Declan does his best to keep Chloe satisfied. And his best is very, very good indeed. Cooper McKenzie writes excellent sex scenes.
This book had been previously published elsewhere, and I have to question whether Siren re-edited it before they re-released it because it has several very annoying errors in it. He asks her permission to call her, gets her number from her, and then when the phone rings she doesn’t recognize the number and refuses to answer. He asks her to wear a skirt, she wears shorts. I’m waiting to find out the plot point this brings up, and it turns out she’s wearing a skirt after all. Characters are told important information then a few paragraphs later say they don’t know these things. She watches him pick up and lube a butt plug, then is surprised when he puts it in her. What? She thought he was going to use it on himself?
These errors are a shame, because otherwise it’s a good idea, something a bit different, and the sex scenes are highly erotic.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.