William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Rating: 3 Cups
To be average, normal, or ordinary is not in the cards for Meena Harper, nor does it seem that becoming the head writer for the soap Insatiable is either. They chose an imbecile to take over the head job, and now her beloved soap is going VAMPIRE!
After five long centuries, there is very little that excites Prince Lucien Antonescu, unless you count his half brother Dimitri, where fury would be a much more apt description. Lucien’s reign over the vampire race has held for centuries, but that has not stopped his brother from trying to take control.
Being the “You’re Gonna Die Girl” since high school has not won Meena any popularity contests, but she cannot in good conscience fail to warn people of impending doom, even if very few take her seriously. Her job is her life, and now having to write vampire storylines is like a slap in the face, because honestly who really needs one more vampire show on television? Lucien comes to America to try and stop the vicious killings that he is afraid are being done by his brother’s clan, but meeting Meena has turned his world upside down. She is completely unlike any woman he has ever known, and she makes him feel things that he has not experienced for centuries, but allowing himself the diversion may just be the end of his reign and the beginning of an apocalypse.
After reading this novel, my first impression is a vague sense of disappointment, not only with the characters, but their storyline as well. Meena’s job as a storywriter for a soap presses home the point that she is not a risk taker, and this attitude does not seem to change. Even her feelings for Lucien seem tepid when compared to his feelings for her, and her interactions with the Palatine guard Alaric smacks of betrayal. Maybe I am too much like Meena when it comes to a good story, and I would love to see this one continue to play out.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More