Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10.5
Published by Intermix on February 17, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Merit and Ethan are in desperate need of some alone time, far from the worries of Cadogan House, but trouble tends to follow wherever they go. Their attempt at a romantic getaway is quickly interrupted when one of Ethan's vampire friends shows up at their door--covered in blood and accused of killing her shifter husband.
Merit and her Master soon discover their vacation spot is far less idyllic than it appears. A centuries old quarrel between local vampires and shifters has made the town a perpetual supernatural battle zone, and this fresh blood has stirred the already volatile pot. Now, Merit and Ethan must put their passion on pause to figure out who's really responsible for the murder before all hell breaks loose...
Jeeze, they just can’t get a break can they? Merit and Ethan have their moments, but they really need some good time alone. They are constantly in danger and fighting for their lives and the house. It would be good to see how they function in times without so much crazy adrenaline.
But, I just can’t imagine a Merit book without some danger and action. I love it and look forward to it. I kind of missed the rest of the gang, but we did get to see the wolves again which is always a lot of fun. They really get Merit’s appetite for food, which is the butt of a lot of Merit jokes.
This little novella was fun, with a mix of a the romance and action we normally see with this series. I found the quarrel between the two town rivals a little annoying. Stubborn wolves and vamps. But in the end, the story pulls at your heart strings.
This is definitely a standalone so you are good to read it without spoilers and it’s not really referred to in the next book. So go ahead and pick it up!
“Should I be insulted that you’re so eager to enjoy another man’s pork?” I leaned out of the bathroom, toothbrush mid-swipe, and grinned. “Ethan Sullivan, did you just make a joke?” He hadn’t, at least from the look on his face. But I wasn’t threatened by the possessiveness in his eyes. Because bacon.”