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Posted January 25, 2013
Voodoo, Vampires and New Orleans. Need I say more? Read on Jan
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Voodoo, Vampires and New Orleans. Need I say more?
Read on January 17, 2013
Unrestrained. Unrelenting. And completely undressed!
When her best friend disappears during Mardi Gras, microbiologist Claire Brookes is determined to find her. Her only lead is a bar called Once Bitten--a haven for the dark, melancholy and vampire-obsessed. And while Claire generally prefers science nerds over the Gothy children of New Orleans, something about the bar's tall, dark and delish bartender makes her mouth water....
Bar owner Rafe Moreau is pretty sure that there's more to Claire than uptightness and frumpy clothes. And as they delve further into the dark, seedy underworld of the Big Easy, Claire and Rafe turn to each other, discovering a sizzling hunger that won't be satisfied.
But will one taste be enough?
Set in the heart of New Orleans is a book that offers nothing that really has to do with vampires but has everything to do with secrets, lies, seduction, con artists and discovering that the packaging does not always do justice to what is inside someone.
Claire Brookes is the ultimate "nerd", she is smart, has a wealth of trivial statistics at her fingertips that she can rattle off at lightening speed and most of all is kind hearted and fiercely loyal to those she considers her friends.
Rafe Moreau is a man who prefers not to become engangled in others affairs, his belief is that it is better to keep everyone at arm's length so as to avoid drama and emotion that cloud his judgement.
These two are in for a rude awakening when they meet in Rafe's bar Once Bitten, the last known site where Claire's friend Julia had been before she disappeared during the Mardi Gras celebration the pair came to New Orleans to attend together.
The story has flair thanks to it's being set in the very sensual and dark city of New Orleans, it also has a sizzling romance that takes place in the middle of the mystery of finding out what happened to Claire's friend Julia and along with that plot line we also see another side of the Big Easy that only inhabitants are generally a part of. It makes for some interesting and at times dramatic reading!
Mardi Gras in New Orleans, disappearing best friend, hot bartender/owner of a vampire bar,nerdy woman whose stubborn streak is as strong as her loyalty and mix it all up together and you have a cocktail that is a potent and alluring reading mixture.
I have read nothing before by author Jillian Burns but if this story is anything to go by need to rectify that sooner than later!
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with this galley of the book, it was such an easy and enjoyable reading experience that hope others who love the setting of sultry/mysteriously dangerous New Orleans as much as I do will grab this one too. They will not be sorry!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]