Publication Date: Jan 2009
Publisher: Berkley Books
Reviewer: Amber R.
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Gloriana St. Claire-curvy, stylish, and undead-is spending New Year's Eve alone. And it's all because her boyfriend, Jeremy Blade, is traipsing off to parts unknown to rescue his supposed daughter from the clutches of "dangerous radicals." But just as Glory settles in for the evening, a phone call from the bodyguard of a drunk, newly-undead rock star could end her year on a crazy note.
It's been so long since I read the last book before this in the series, so I was kinda nervous starting it. I was afraid I wouldn't remember what was going on or I would change my mind. Luckily that wasn't the case! Glory is back and I absolutely love her still! In this book she's mentoring the illustrious Israel Caine on being a vampire. Which is no hardship on Glory, or Ray. There is some major chemistry between the two. Now, Jerry is still around. He's just around in Europe, chasing down his possible daughter. Even without Jerry around, Glory and Ray find themselves in heaps of trouble when a siren catches them out on the lake and basically forces them to do her bidding. Glory and Ray are pretending to be dating because the paparazzi are hounding them. So they are basically trying to cover their vampire tracks while being on the crazy mission that the siren is forcing them to do.
I may have jumped guys in this book. I never usually do. But Ray seriously convinced me. And Jerry wasn't really around. I like that Ray is so sweet and caring towards Glory, you can tell that he really cares about her and he really wants best for her. Plus he's not pushy and doesn't try to force her to do things that she doesn't want to do. Jerry is really heavy handed with her and it really ticks me off. So I was really digging Ray being sweet to her.
I just really enjoy this series. I'm not going to let it be so far in between this book and the next. I absolutely adore Glory and all the other characters in this book. Valdez, her bodyguard, is the best. There is a lot of humor and action and some really super hot sexcapades in this book. So you're really getting a little bit of everything you'd really want all rolled up into one awesome package.