Opening Line: "He hadn't had sex in forty-eight hours. While two days of deprivation was nothing for most men, Cody Braddock wasn't the average guy."
I’ve really been enjoying Kimberly Raye's sexy and hilarious Love At First Bite series. Set in Skull Creek Texas (where I’m seriously considering moving) These quickie romances follow the love connections of several of the towns eligible women as they get their groove on and find true love with gorgeous cowboys who (oh yeah) also just happen to be vampires. Cowboy vampires who feed off sexual energy that is. Hmmm, now there’s an interesting concept.
Here we get Cody Braddock as our stud muffin. He’s a champion bull rider, so that piqued my interest even though he never actually rides a bull here. Anyways sexy vamp is seeking the one who turned him and murdered his family back during the civil war. Cody plans to kill his sire as an act of revenge but also to gain back his mortality. To have the strength required to destroy his nemesis though, Jake is going to need his batteries fully charged and since he feeds off sexual energy that’s where his little stop at a crowded bar in Austin Texas comes in.
Miranda Rivers has done everything possible not to be like her wild and wanton mama and sisters, even going so far as to except an e-mailed marriage proposal from her boring but dependable boyfriend who owns the town dry cleaners. Nobody will ever gossip about her again. But before she settles… down that is, Miranda wants one night of no strings attached, pure orgasmic sex. She’s looking for the big O and she may have just found him.
What our couple hadn’t counted on from this one night stand was an instant connection. Cody’s body hasn’t had “that” reaction to a woman in over 100 years and Miranda seems to be able to sense and feel his emotions. When Cody’s hunt for his maker takes him to Skull Creek choppers and back to Miranda and because one night wasn’t enough for either of them they decide to put a dent in the “Randy’s hottest sex spots” list. They’ll have one week to do it behind the bleachers at the football stadium, at the gazebo in the town square, the history section of the library etc. Then Cody’s either getting killed or leaving and Miranda’s going to marry boring ole what’s-his-name. Right?
I should mention that while I loved the first two books (Dead Sexy) and (Drop Dead Gorgeous) these more recent instalments just seem to more of the same, with slight tweaks to an almost identical story. In fact in going over my old reviews I realized that if you’ve read the first book then you’ve already read this story. Cheers people.