2008 is already starting strong, thanks to this contribution to the Vegas Vampire series by Erin McCarthy.
Sucker Bet features Gwenna Carrick, sister to the president of the Vampire Nation, and ex-wife to Roberto Donatelli, the villain throughout most of this series. Gwenna is 900 years old, having been transformed into a vampire by her brother Ethan while she was dying of childbirth to Roberto's illegitimate daughter. Now a divorced and sheltered immortal, she's starting to think how much time she's wasted and how ungrateful she has been for the immortality she's been given. She decides to live a little, which ends with her finding a dead body in the exact spot an internet friend from a Vampire Slayers loop asked her to meet him. Enter Det. Nate Thomas, LAPD, who at first writes Gwenna off as an airhead, but soon realizes she's just a little bit naive, but a kind, considerate, and compassionate woman underneath that fragile appearance. Driven together by their shared painful experiences, they come together for a fling that turns into much, much more.
By far, this is the best book in the entire series! I loved the character of Gwenna, and I thought it was very interesting how the author showed the progession of Gwenna's coming into her own. For 900 years, Gwenna had let herself be controlled, first by her brother, then by her ex-husband, and it was great to see her breaking free of that, thanks to Nate.
The character of Nate is great also - strong, sexy, straight-forward, but still a little vulnerable and very willing to let Gwenna live her own life. The love scenes are hot, the suspense plot is riveting, and I had no idea until I had about sixty pages left who the killer was. But there has to be another one! So much was left unsaid at the end ie Ringo & Kelsey and the motive of the villain. I can't wait to see what happens, and I really hope Kelsey kicks Ringo to the curb and the villain gets just what is coming the him/her.
Needless to say I stayed up waaaaaay too late last night to finish this, but it was well worth the eye baggage.
This is a great series that both my husband and I think is wonderful. Not only does it have great stuff like vampires, a well-done plot and memorable characters, but hilarious comedy as well. A must-read!
This is the 4th book in this series and it too was a great read!! Erin McCarthy doesn't disappoint you!! This book is very funny as well. I just love her sense of humor, so funny!! The characters are great. I just love Gwenna, she is a 900 year old vampire who was controlled by her ex husband Donatelli and her brother Ethan until she meets a mortal name Nathan Thomas who happens to be a Vegas detective. After meeting him she starts to stand up for herself and learns to think for herself, which Donatelli just hates because this is just the opposite of him which is control and power. It is fun to read how each character evolves. Bravo Erin for another fun book!!
this was a good read. quick read and kempt me interested throughout. Definitely need to read the previous three books in the series to find out who all the characters are in this book. I think it was the best in the series!