I found this book free on Smashwords and thought I'd give it a go and I'm so glad I did.
Darien Ritter maybe the CEO and owner of a multimillion dollar company but he's also a very old and powerful vampire but he's suffering the very human issue of finding a good efficient personal assistant, he was very happy with the one he had but she happened to get pregnant and with triplets no less and is laid up in bed, the inconvenience it's causing him. His own personnel office has offered up six candidates and the forth from the agency is waiting, how difficult can it be to get someone who can do their job well. And this is how Victoria Westernly enters the life of Darien Ritter, she surprises him at every turn and he wonders how he ever managed without her.
While Darien and Victoria get to know each other, over on the south side of town murders are taking place, fires are raging and people are going missing.
This was a surprisingly interesting read, if I'm being honest I only intended to skim the first few pages to see it was something I'd read in the future but once I'd started I just couldn't stop, I was hooked. The characters are great, not just Darien and Vicky but the supporting ones as well and I loved the story.
The only thing I really had an issue with was the 'city burning pictures' at the start of each chapter they looked cheap, awful and outdated in fact if it wasn't for the fact that I was completely hooked by the time I reached chapter two I'd have stopped reading. I'd hoped that the one for the prologue and the one for chapter one would be it, I still can't believe that such a good book has those tacky pictures at each chapter, I've got my fingers crossed that they're not in the next book, maybe they looked worse because I read this on my iPad and not my kindle so they were bigger, I don't know but they annoyed the hell out of me.
Why 4 stars and not 5, firstly the 'pictures' and secondly the unannounced cliffhanger.
Straight onto the next book for me....
Or not as I've just found out, I noticed reviews on Goodreads so assumed it was available but it's not out in ebook form until 3rd October the paperback release was 19th September.
###Genevieve I agree with you I hate unannounced cliffhangers but they're such a regular occurrence these days, I mean how difficult is it to just put 'ends on cliffhanger' or ' not complete book'
(review of free book)