The story takes place in New Orleans and not much description was given to setting, to truly make one feel they are there... but then again, a writer might make editing choices to keep the word count down. Characters were given just enough description to allow a reader to visualize them, although they could have been fleshed out more; however, they were described fairly well for a short story with so much action taking place. Dialogue was interesting and authentic to character. Pulkinen had vampire Branan reveal something to Cassie at book end that this reader cannot recall any other writer having done before, and it took me both by surprise and I found it quite a delightful gem to read. Much kudos to Pulkinen on Branan's tidbit! And I have absolutely no idea why, but for some strange reason the love between Cassie and Branan brought to mind the love between Buffy and Angel when they finally "did the deed".
This reader has absolutely no qualms recommending Carrie Pulkinen's story for a quick, cute read. The tale was steamy at times, although never quite sensuous in this readers view. The pacing was so fast, this reader never thought of putting the book down until it was finished. Was it my favorite read of the year? No. But interesting enough to keep the name Carrie Pulkinen firmly in mind, when perusing books to read. ** Review originally posted to Amazon reviews on November 28, 2017 and to Goodreads on the same date. **