Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN #: 9780345492180
September 2007
Ballantine Books
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Mass Market Paperback
312 Pages
$ 6.99
Paranormal Romance
Rating: 3 Cups

Lil Marchette is a Born Vampire Fashionista who runs Dead End Dating, a dating service which specializes in otherworldly clients. In an effort to pay off her credit card debt, increase her clientele, and avoid working in the family business she becomes a contestant on a knock off of “The Bachelor”.

Ty Bonner, Made Vampire and Lil’s almost boyfriend, is missing and is being tortured in an unknown location. Hopefully his mental connection to Lil will enable her to find him before it is too late. Ash is a sort of detective for the Others. Ty has helped him in the past and they are friends, so he leans on Lil to help him find Ty. Lil is determined to find out what kind of other he is.

Lil is up to her ears in situations. Her boyfriend (sort of) is missing, she has a stalker, she has been adopted by a smelly old alley cat, she can not be eliminated from the dating show no matter what she does, and her mother is determined to ruin her brother’s wedding and her life.

This is a very popular series and I can see why. The dialogue is snappy and current, the characters are quirky, and the main character is very colorful. I did find Lil just a little bit shallow; her shoes seem to be more important than her lover and she has the attention span of a gnat, but she is likable and funny. The other characters are equally funny from Word the geek who cannot get a date to the various supernatural characters and of course Lil’s family. Ty is talked about a lot but is very much in the background in this story, Ash is a lot more in evidence and like Lil, I wonder exactly what he is.

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