Runaway Vampire by Lynsay Sands
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
OK, so while Gia doesn’t get her own story, at least her two siblings do (or will, as this is only the start of that story arc). After seeing Dante and his brother surface to train people and eat all the food, it was nice that we swung back around to address their lack of life mates.
During an investigation into some possible kidnappings, Dante and his brother end up drugged and locked up by a group of thugs. Through some luck and ingenuity, Dante ends up on the run from said kidnappers, naked, in the woods, when suddenly the woods turn into road and said road ends up filled with an RV (which runs him over). The driver of the RV, Mary, is an older woman, newly widowed and on her own (with a dog). While the easy thing would appear to be taking control of her and getting to safety (and/or rescuing his still trapped brother), he finds he can’t get into her mind. Uh oh.
Mary has essentially decided she will probably spend most of her remaining time alone, now that her husband has passed away. What seemed like an ideal vacation from the house ends up being too much of a trip down memory lane to be much fun. Add in an accident, a random bleeding naked man in her bedroom, being on the run from kidnappers and, what is slowly revealed as a secret world of immortals and she’s missing her boring life. This was an interesting match – a hot young immortal matched with an older woman who has lived a very full life. It reminded me a little of the Port Henry storyline and I enjoyed most of it. There were some sad bits here and there, but all in all I think Dante got a story worthy of the big man. Obviously this doesn’t wrap up so neatly because we still have to rescue his brother, but that made me even more eager to immediately continue with these books. Here’s hoping he gets an equally feisty life mate!
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