MUST LOVE FANGS
by Jessica Sims
Pocket/Simon and Schuster
August 27, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and E-Book
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The third book in the “funny, sexy, and lively” (Publishers Weekly) romance series about a paranormal dating service called Midnight Liaisons.
Marie Bellavance has known for years that she will die of the same incurable disease her mother did. That’s why she never dated and doesn’t allow anyone to get close to her. But now, as an employee of the paranormal dating agency Midnight Liaisons, she has a chance: if she can find someone to turn her into a supernatural creature, she’ll be cured!
Flirty were-cougar Joshua Russell has wanted standoffish Marie for his own, but she’s been off limits as a human. When he catches her sneaking away from a vampire date gone wrong, he steps in and offers his own services. As a vampire bodyguard, he’s able to tell her which vamps will be the perfect ones to date. But he’s secretly got a better plan in mind: if she wants to date the supernatural, a handsome were-cougar would be the best choice of all. Simon and Schuster
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When I received this book the cover immediately hooked me and I looked forward to reading the story. I noted right off that the author did a really good job bringing me up to speed on characters and backstory without me feeling like she had just dumped a big pile of information. That is a really good feature in a third entry. The story stood on its own and I would like to go back and read the first two.
The stories premise, of a dying woman wanting to be changed was something I hadn't read before, so that was really interesting. Choosing what to become was a big part of the story and involved a lot of factors: political, financial and emotional.
The characters were well developed and not the same old "types" we're accustomed to. There's certainly some humor through out but I really felt how desperate she was and how hard it was becoming to hold it together.
The sexy times are pretty hot and well written, and affectionate. In romance miscommunication is always a factor, so that is in there. But I really enjoyed the story and stayed up well past my bedtime to find out what would happen; while who Marie would hook up with was apparent, the outcome was not.
All good factors in its favor and super readable. Perfect for more than the beach; I highly recommend MUST LOVE FANGS!