Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Dancing with the Devil by Keri Arthur

Having grown up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst, Private Investigator Nikki James believes there is nothing left to surprise her. That changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the shadows and becomes a pawn caught in a war between two very different men. One fills her mind with his madness; the other pushes his way into her heart. Nikki knows how dangerous love can be but, if she wants to survive, she must place her trust in a man who might destroy her.

For three hundred years, Michael Kelly has existed in the shadows, learning to control his vampiric death cravings. Nikki not only breaches his formidable barriers with her psychic abilities, but makes Michael believe he may finally have found a woman strong enough to walk by his side. Will his love be enough to protect her from a madman hell-bent on revenge? Or will the secrets they keep from each other prove to be the greatest threat of all?

I know I like Keri's writing, I love her Riley Jenson Guradian series. But for some reason my reading of this book was very slow going! I don't know what it was about it that didn't grab me.

It may have been the story. It was quite slow going and sort of boring, things seemed to be repetitive and would happen again and again.

It may have been the characters. Nikki annoyed me in a way I can't describe. Her personality bugged me. Her refusal for help bugged me. Her complete distrust of Michael bugged me. I just didn't find her to an interesting character.
Michael was fairly likeable but I preferred Jake.

Not a book I'd recommend but anyone who is a fan of Keri Arthur may pick it up because they are a fan of the author, it's the reason I bought it in the first place but I really don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series, or I, at least, won't be buying it. Maybe in a while I'll get it from the library.

Rating 2.5/5

Book Depository: Dancing With The Devil
Amazon UK: Dancing with the Devil

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