Title: The Murder King’s Woman
Author: Jamie Leigh Hansen
In: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Paranormal romance, Vampires
Dates read: 27th June 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: She also needed to age.
Sasha is at the Halloween Party of the vampires. But she isn’t just a pretty face. And tonight’s activities are going to take all of her talents and patience.
The whole time I was reading this I had ninety-nine bottles of beer stuck in my head. Ringing again and again. It was kind of annoying and distracting. But also incredibly fun. And it helped to mimic the fun and engaging story that followed. It did make it a little hard to read anything else when I turned the last page though.
Most of the vampire romances that I’ve been reading involve a male vampire rescuing the sweet female human. I loved that it was the total opposite. The vampire was completely prone and at a disadvantage, and the woman, although entirely human, was also competent, strong and independent. I also loved the fact that although Mary (or Sasha as we first meet her) knows that she loves the man, she still wants to find herself. This independence and need to prove herself in the world was completely admirable. And even when she finally gets everything that she wants, she still plans on spending the next five years on her own, growing into the woman that she can become.
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