Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review: SEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE by Katie MacAlister


Dark Ones #2
Paranormal (Vampire) /Humor
Avon, an imprint of Harper Collins
369 Pages


Allie Telford is visiting London trying to Summon her first ghost, when she finds the man of her dreams, quite literally. The next thing she knows, Mr. Tall Dark and Extremely Hansom is claiming she's his Beloved and her first summoned ghost doesn't want to be Released, instead wanting to become Allie's motherly figure, with all kinds of “helpful” advice.

Christian Dante is not the just a Dark One (aka vampire) romance author, he actually is one. When he first meets Allie he feels a connection, now he is determined to convince Allegra that she is his Beloved, hoping that she will Join with him. 
 
Allie is a bit put-off by Christian's Alpha personality, preferring to answer to no one but herself. Can Christian persuade her to believe that he wants to Join with her, not rule over her? What kind of danger can a Summoner, a Dark One and 5 stubborn ghosts get into or more importantly get out of?

*****

Katie MacAlister is one of my go-to authors when I'm looking for a good humorous read. She has a unique skill of blending humor with action-packed drama. Her book SEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE was no exception. 
 
I loved reading Allie and Christian's banter as they struggled to see eye-to-eye on life and their budding relationship. They both had some obstacles to overcome before they could find their happiness. There were a few times that Allie's stubbornness got annoying, but I could understand why she was so adamant about her independence. 
 
Ms. MacAlister also did a great job creating bad guys that really posed a challenge. I liked how Christian and Allie had to learn trust to help defeat the evil that engulfed them. I also loved Allie's ghosts, they added a lot of humor to the story. Especially Esme, with all of her sage advice, as she tried to guide Allie in her love life.

Rating: 4.5 / 5