Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Richard Linquist is a vampire. He wants possession of Maverick House. He is fighting his cousin Alaric over it. When he learns from his housekeeper, Polly, that the house is his for the taking if he just kisses one particular woman, he knows nothing can be that simple.
Memphis Rower is stunned when she is approached by such a good looking man. Why her? When Richard tells her he needs her to kiss him to gain ownership of a house, Memphis is not about to make that easy for him. While she is attracted to him and sex with Richard is amazing, she denies him her lips. Memphis wants more. Richard has to love her for who she is and not for what she can do for him.
Nothing is ever simple for the vampires of Maverick House. What lies within those walls affects everyone’s future.
The ownership of Maverick House is dependent upon a willingly given kiss to a vampire...
When we first begin reading the story, we are literally in the middle of having mind-blowing sex with a vampire. We don't know why we are in this position or who exactly the players are yet, but then the author takes us back to 30 minutes prior and attempts to explain the series of events leading up to the 'main event'. Unfortunately, I couldn't immerse myself into the story and perhaps I would have been able to if the story had been longer. It has definite potential seeing as how what initially attracted me was my need to know of how a simple kiss could become so important.
The chemistry between Memphis and Richard felt very lacking and disjointed. They have these sudden feelings for each other that they can't explain, and both are on edge about them. Especially Richard who just goes off and does something completely outrageous to work off his aggravation. Memphis on the other hand, tries to look for the underlying reasons for the attraction and the motivation behind Richard needing a kiss from her. I did like Memphis’ personality and Ms. Jones’ unconventional description of the character.
I think I find the mysterious housekeeper Polly, to be my favorite character in the story and with the way this book ended it sounds as though she may get a chance to tell more of her side later on.
Recommended reading for fans of quickies with vampires.
2 ½ Tea Cups!