Be Careful What You Wish For

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Alexi is a vampire who did the forbidden thing and fell in love with a mortal. Not only that but he dared to have a child with her. This has made a lot of people unhappy. Mainly Sebastian, an old and powerful vampire who has made his mission to destroy Alexi and his little family.

Alexi and Cassandra had a turbulent courtship (which apparently happened in the first book of the series, “The Man of My Dreams”),  when it finally looks as if they may have their happily- ever-after, strange things begin happening – Cassie’s friend Maria is dreaming of a vampire, Alexi meets his family for the first time since his transformation, all in all not a restful life.

These days there is a deluge of vampire books, some good, some not so much. Unfortunately this one is not so good. The massive amount of characters and story lines is overwhelming; it’s pretty hard to get a grip on who’s who. Some of the story lines seem pretty irrelevant, for instance, the first third of the book is spent showing how the villain, Sebastian, became a vampire in the first place.  Then, there’s Alexi and Cassie, we are told they are in love, they have a baby, and then we see them fight evil, with almost no attention given to their relationship. The book might be better suited for those who have read the first book, and know the characters and the story. It is definitely not a stand-alone.

Ana Smith