I jumped into the Dead in the City series with book 3, and just loved the setting and humor that Sara Humphreys brought to the story. Please read on to discover more about and read my review of
The Good, the Bad and the Vampire:
The second I’ve read in Sara Humphreys’ Dead in the City Series, I loved the humor and the connection between the characters was just a delight. Adding a series of elements to build a wonderful world and plenty of outside conflict, and it was a fast-paced read that kept me interested.
Trixie is a bad-ass vamp: feisty, fearless, and flamboyantly embracing her punk-rock attitude, she’s hiding past hurts and doesn’t really believe in forever. And forever is a really long time when you are a vampire.
Dakota is a good ol boy from Texas, complete with boots, hat and cowboy swagger. He finds Trixie as delectable as his favorite cinnamon lollipop and his ‘mood music’ is of the Johnny Cash variety.
These two are oil and water in all the best ways: perfect combination of spark, sass, sharp dialogue and a touch of spice for balance. When push comes to shove, Dakota is solidly in Trixie’s corner, willing to stand up for her even when she’s not quite right, and even more dangerous to the one who threatens her happiness, never mind her life.
The connection between these two is all the more intriguing for the ways each fits and fills a need for the other, not in a ‘you complete me’ sort of way, but one that feels healthy and natural, and is a joy to watch. Each character is far more complex than they initially appear, and as their own layers are exposed to readers and one another, you can’t help but cheer right along for them to put aside their fears and just grab what is there.
I’ve not yet had a chance to read (although I did buy) the earliest books in this series, but this one reads well alone, and reignited my interest in reading the earlier titles in this series. Fun, flirty, funny and plausible, despite the paranormal twists, this was a fun story and part of a series that is sure to become many readers favorite.
Title: The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire
Author: Sara Humphreys
Series: Dead in the City #4
Also in this series: Vampires Never Cry Wolf
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: 5 January, 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Beloved author Sara Humphreys' acclaimed paranormal romance series continues with sweltering attraction between two vampires who have all the time in the world to satisfy their desires...
He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he's still a Texas good ol' boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.
Over her undead body...
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it'll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota's courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry's not dead after all.
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.