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To be clear - this is not a bad book. I was totally crushed that it wasn't a Christmas story and only had the barest of associations to the holiday. With a title like this I defintely anticipated for Christmas and less traditional novel 😪.
I have not read the others in the series so I was playing catchup on the world. I liked Constantine and some of the characters but I don't know that I found their emotional deoth realistic. There were many scenes in the novel where I thought the characters reaction was inconsistent with the sequence of events which pulled me out of the narrative.
While the book was not bad, I can't say I enjoyed it. I would not recommend this books to others unless they had read the author and the series before.
Toni becomes a new daytime guard for the Romatech vampires after killing malcontents in Central Park, who have left her best friend Sabrina in a mental health institution. Ian, nearly 500 but in the body of fifteen year old, takes the stay awake drug to age 12 years in 12 days so he can find a vamp true love at last, but it's mortal Toni on his mind. Set at Christmas this is romantic, funny, full of danger and lots of new characters introduced including some shifters. Love this
love this book its the best one of this series about a vampire turned at the age of 15 to save his life (he was dying on a battle field when a good vampire came across him and turned him to save his life) who has lived for hundreds of years in a 15 year olds body (because obviously he couldnt age after being turned) who then takes a "stay awake drug" designed to keep vampires awake during the day but which has the unfortunate side effect of aging vampires 1 year for each day they stay awake... so he takes it for 12 days to age 12 years and then proceeds to look for a life mate to share eternity with... and then he finds toni who has taken on a job as day guard to the vampires and who he ends up falling in love with....
amazing book and one i ll read again and again and again..... highly recommend you read this book!
I'm a big fan of vampire books but not chick lit and this is a mix of both.I also love scottish rascals so it was for that reason i kept reading.It didn't make me laugh and the fact that Ian McPhie was turned at 15 yrs old but has'aged'to 27 because of a drug a bit creepy.Surely in his mind he is still adolescent? It started well with a friend of Tonis' being locked up in a mental hospital after telling the police she was attacked by vampires but went downhill for me once she managed to get a job as a bodyguard for the undead.Quite a bit of action and many characters makes this a fast paced book. I gave it 3* because it was well written and would appeal as it does to many,just not me.
Brilliant read, I would recommend to everyone whether or not you have read the others in the series. Our hero of the story is one Ian Mcphie, a vampire that has been trapped in the body of a 15 year old until now. With the new stay awake drug he is now in the body of a 27 year old man. Finally feeling as though he is in the right body he sets about achieving the second item on his wish list. Finding everlasting love. But the women of the time have changed and he is unsure how he should approach this latest goal so he turns to his friend Vanda who sets him up on the internet. Soon women are poring into see him, desperate for just a glimpse. Finally he may be able to find the lady vamp for him. But then he meets Toni.
Toni is the new female day guard for the vamps and as soon as Ian see's her, he's not sure that a female vamp could ever compare. But Toni isn't all that she seems. She has a hidden agenda that involves her friend a mental hospital and the exposure of the vampires. All she needs is proof, and to not give in to the irresistible charm of a certain vampire. But for her to stand a chance of saving her friend she might have to let one of "them" in and risk him taking up permanent residence in her heart.
Funny, sexy and just downright adorable a definite must read.
Lovely and action packed storyline. Happy for Ian that he found his match. I love that the development of this series is so connected, flawless. Characters are great all with lot's of humour and I definitely like Carlos his story is amazing too. So happy reading, let's keep going LOL
Loved this book, the whole series is witty and funny with romance and action included. Toni and Ian's story is a must, but I would recommend reading the whole series from the beginning as characters reoccur.