BOOK #2 IN THE SARAH DEARLY SERIES! As an agent of the Ring, master vampire Thierry is sent all over the world to solve vampire crimes and keep them secret from humans. And now his wife Sarah’s on the job with him—for better or worse.
Immediately after their wedding in Las Vegas, Sarah and Thierry are sent to Salem, Massachusetts, where three vampires have gone missing. Their contact in Salem turns out to be a local loverboy with an interest in witches, but before he can help them, he suddenly goes up in smoke—leaving behind nothing but a stain on the ground and a seemingly impossible mystery.
Getting to the truth will require raising the undead, with help from the owners of a vampire-friendly bed and breakfast. But uncovering Salem’s secrets may drag some of Thierry’s own dark past into the light. Did a magical ex-girlfriend cast a deadly spell, or is there something even more sinister happening to the vampires of Salem?
“Again, I suggest you leave when there’s danger and you flatly refuse. I don’t know why I bother anymore. You’re truly the most stubborn woman I’ve known in my entire existence.”
It is really amazing how much more I’m enjoying this series compared to the original. I actually want to be reading with Immortality Bites Mystery. The story was thrilling, and I really wanted to know who was doing what and why. There is actual real danger in this book, not just fake danger to try and throw in some cheap thrills. There are also real solutions that happen. I’m actually enjoying this.
With Bled & Breakfast we get more Thierry than ever. Now that they’re married, they seem even more together than they were before. Yet again we see a lot of pretty much everyone trying to scare Sarah off from Thierry. I kind of have to wonder how many times we’re going to see this same thing play out before we’re done. We get it, Thierry wasn’t the best person way back when. Sarah will stay with him no matter what. Can we move on please?
I’m still really questioning the idea behind some of these romances though. This dude hides out as a frog to “protect” the woman he loves. After she broke up with him. That is just creepy. Mega Creepy. Why in the world did everyone try to convince the woman that this was alright? Why did everyone seem to think this was an okay thing to do? Why would you talk her into going out with him again? Am I seriously the only one that thinks this is weird, creepy, and stalkerish? I just don’t understand.
Bled & Breakfast once again adds onto what we’ve already established. We have had witches prior to this, yet we learn more here. Now there are also witch hunters, ghosts, blood magic, and a whole host of interesting things added on. For book seven in a series, this does feel a bit late to be adding on. I understand the need, though, since it was a bit weirdly deficient before.
The mystery itself was intriguing. I really liked the way it unfolded. Definitely the best book so far.
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