Series: Night watch #2
Published by Brava, Kensington on July 1, 2010
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Cynthia Eden returns to the realm of the Other, where the supernatural bounty hunters of Night Watch work hard and play harder. . .Sandra "Dee" Daniels is a vampire's worst nightmare. Sure, she couldn't get up to five-six in the highest heels money can buy--not that she ever wears heels. But the monsters in her past and the stake in her boot are enough to keep most bloodsuckers interested in staying undead out of Baton Rouge. But there are changes afoot on her turf. Rumors of a Born Master in town--a vampire so powerful he can make the streets run with blood. And a new face in Dee's dive bars and alleyways--Simon Chase, a strong, sexy shadow with a haunted past of his own. Simon knows a lot about the dark side of Dee's work. He knows even more about how to make her body spark with desire. But the hot lust shimmering between them is only the beginning. Because Simon also knows a secret that will change Dee's life--if she can live long enough to uncover it.
|This is the second book in the Night Watch series, and I actually put it off for a while because the heroine, Dee, irritated me in the first book so I had no desire to read about her.
I’m an idiot.
This book was great. Up til 1am reading it great. And Dee’s personality made sense to me now…and I was able to like her!
Dee is a Bounty Hunter for Night Watch and she has a mad chip on her shoulder about vampires. See, they slayed her family when she was 15. And she walked in on it. Then they torched her house, and she ran to the neighbors for help. The nice man next door ran in to help..and was killed as well. Dee had some big issues and major guilt, so she took off. Living on the streets til she was taken in by Pak (whose story I’d love to read one day-hint hint!) and trained to fight. She is tiny, and spunky, and mouthy, and a damn good vampire slayer.
Dee is out hunting one night, when some random hot guy plays knight in shining armor and tries to save her from a gunshot. Well, Simon Chase is no “random” anything. He’s been looking for Dee, but he can’t tell her that. And I can’t tell you why, either, and it’s killing me to keep the spoilers out of this review.
But suffice it to say, that he wanted to use Dee, but he fell for her. Hard. Dee, on the other hand, is all for sexing Simon up, but any touchy feely crap, well, that’s a big fat NO. Too bad she falls for him too.
Then there is the big huge GIANT shocker that happens midway through and Dee has a new role to play. At that point, no longer is she dealing with this twist, but she’s fighting her feelings for Simon, and she’s fighting for her life. Lots and lots going on in this paranormal romantic suspense.