Remember the days when vampires were sensual and never had sex?
Times have changed and what we mortal women always suspected about vampires/immortals is true - they can have sex! Lot's of sex! And not just your typical run of the mill, plain old sex, but mind blowing fantastic-orgasmic, spectacular, super-duper sex! And let me tell you about the humpfest in this book - after reading 15 books in the series the constant thumping and banging is beginning to wear a little thin.
There's not much that's new in The Reluctant Vampire - Drina and Harper are life mates - so, resistance is futile. Oh, wait, that's the Borgs! Anyway, Drina is a rogue hunter, and if she is an example of a rogue hunter...all of you rogue vampires/immortals have nothing to fear.
We once again return to the lovely town of Port Henry, a town similar to Mayberry with Andy, Opie, Barney, Goober, Gomer, Lloyd and Aunt Bea...only there are vampires/immortals living there. And by the way, I am having trouble keeping track of all of the characters, where one story ends and another begins.
There were some humorous moments, especially with the stinky cat: however, I found the portion of the book when Drina dresses like a street-walker to attract Harper a little insulting, a little silly and very juvenile.
Spoilers coming to an eye near you!
I did find the character of Stephanie and her problem with vampire conversion to be very interesting and I'm looking forward to more insight into her story. However, I hope she's a little older when she finds her life-mate. Now, while I found her problems fascinating, I also became irritated with her eavesdropping on Drina and Harper's sexual escapades.
And then there was the Scooby-doo "someone trying to kill someone" solution at the end of the story. Tumor! OMG, the tumor moment, elicited a groan (and not a good groan). You would think with all the vampires around looking into minds, one of them would have seen the tumor.
I have enjoyed the Argeneau series, some of them more than others. My favorite books in the series are still The Interrupted Vampire and The Accidental Vampire, I found the The Reluctant Vampire to be a little weak. And, I for one would like to have more of the vampire/immortal culture featured in this series. I think it would add just a little bit more spice to the mixture.
Time/Place: Current time in Port Henry
Sensuality Rating: Scorching