The Blurb: Zach and Rose had fallen in love during their sophomore year, their worlds completely changed and utterly belonging to each other’s. It was the first time either had fallen in love, deeply, purely. Aiming for a future together, plans were interrupted when Zach went missing for three long months, leaving Rose distraught, heartbroken and depressed.
Zach awakens in the dark of a coffin, his memory erased, his life and feelings for Rose forgotten. A strange group of people who identify themselves as his family reveal he has become a vampire, one of the undead, and is now a being with incredible power and a thirst for blood.
However, during Zach’s absence, Rose learns of her own secret heritage: she comes from a long line of vampire slayers, hellbent on eradicating the unholy threat of the undead from the face of the Earth. Now, not only does she need to try and get over the young man she loves, she must also come to terms with her new life and what that means for her future.
It is only when her path accidentally crosses with Zach’s does lost love begin to surface again.
The Short Stick: At least there was some kicking ass.
The Goods: The kicking ass and the location was awesome. I also have a thing about the name Cassie, but that has nothing to do with the vampire in the book. It was also a quick read, the story flowed and it was easy to get through. The end was probably the best part about the book, that and the ass kicking. Did I mention there’s some awesome ass kicking? Because there is and it should be mentioned.
The Not So Goods: I’ll admit I threw up a little in my mouth when Rose pulled out her decorated “Zach” box, done up in markers and had felt hearts glued to it. And I died a little when Rose mentioned that Zach had a “Rose” box, same style. Needless to say the romance is where the book needed work, Rose is a love sick puppy and even though Zach doesn’t remember her, what she remembers of him makes him look whipped. Also, even though the writing was good, it sometimes veered off, mostly in the dialogue when people were saying things pertinent to the story but using more of a narrator voice rather than their own character voice.
I also would have appreciated a lot more up close moments not of the cheese variety to make this one a home run for me. It just fell short in a lot of places.
Recommendation: If you’ve had enough of vampires, then you don’t need to go here. On the other hand, if you just want to support Indie Authors, you should definitely pick this one up because it’s decent and isn’t going to make you invest too much in the vampire myth to get a good afternoon read.