Author: Felicity Heaton
Published by Dark Rose Publishing on December 2, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
New York Times and USA Today Best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton presents
Vampire for Christmas It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.
It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.
When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.
Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?
Other paranormal romance books by Felicity Heaton Her Angel romance series (Read the first book, Her Dark Angel, for FREE on Amazon Kindle) Eternal Mates romance series Vampire Erotic Theatre / V.E.T romance series (Read the first book, Covet, for FREE on Amazon Kindle) Vampires Realm romance series (Read the first book, Prophecy: Child of Light, for FREE on Amazon Kindle)
The story introduces Rafe a vampire/vampire hunter and Shannon a demon hunter. They have worked together for two years. Their relationship was unconventional has Shannon hates vampires. A vampire killed her family several years ago and since then she made it her mission to destroy them. As such, being partnered with one did not sit well with her. However, the more time she spent in Rafe’s company she realised he was not the bloodthirsty killer she thought him to be and in the process her feelings towards him changed. Afraid to face these feelings, she is determined that their current mission will be their last one as partners.
Rafe has no desire for their partnership to end. He is in love with her and hopes to prove to her they belong together. However, he only has a few days to do so, but the appearance of a slimy demon intent on disrupting Christmas puts a kink in his plans. Will he get the chance to win her heart before it is too late and defeat the demon in the process?
Vampire for Christmas has been on my shelf for a while and I have no idea why I waited so long to read it. Well, thanks to the HoHoHo
read-a-thon it finally made it on my reading list. I went in to this book with high expectations, after all it is written by Felicity Heaton and she did not disappoint.
Vampire for Christmas is a short and sweet romantic story. Humour, action and heart-warming scenes flowed through the pages. In spite of it being a short story, it did not feel as if anything was missing. The story was complete. The characters knowledge of each other prior to the start gave credibility to their romance.
For a short story, I thought the characters were well-developed. Shannon’s conflicted emotions as it relates to Rafe leapt off the pages. She feared admitting her feelings, but she was afraid of ending their partnership. I thought they were great together, which was evident from how in sync they were when out in the field. In addition, they brought out the best in each other. The more time she spent in his company, Shannon realised he differed from other vampires. Knowing her motivated Rafe to become a better version of himself.
Overall, this a was lovely Christmas story and one I would recommend for fans of paranormal romance.
He needed to know what had happened to her. He wanted to understand her pain and fear, so he could find a way to open her eyes to her feelings and show her that it was alright to be with him, because he would never hurt her. Her words tore at his heart and doubt firmly plunged its claws into his mind.