Title: The Good, The Bad and The Vampire
Series: Dead In The City #4
Author: Sara Humphreys
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 5 stars
He wants eternity?
Dakota Shelton is a vampire cowboy with a penchant for cinnamon lollipops and Johnny Cash. Though highly skilled and deadly dangerous to his enemies, he’s still a Texas good ol’ boy at heart. And he has that heart set on wooing Trixie LaRoux-the most badass punk rock chick in town-the old-fashioned way.
Over her undead body…
Trixie is tough as nails and sharp as a silver stake-the last thing she wants is a man to sit on a porch and not grow old with. So it’ll take going to hell and back fighting a new threat to vampires before she admits Dakota’s courtship makes her blood hum. Turns out chivalry’s not dead after all.
Read on for my thoughts on The Good, The Bad and The Vampire. No true spoilers, promise.
I know it shouldn’t surprise me by now, but with each story this series, Dead in the City, just gets better and more imaginative. (and the covers are so cool, too)
I honestly do not want to give away too much of this intense story, because to do so would spoil a few surprises and lessen the impact of this story, in my opinion.
So, let me just say this:
Trixie is a younger vampire who definitely rocks the punk/rock chick image – but Trixie hides secrets, maybe not so well as she thought but the persona she wears like a costume is simply that a cover for her fears. She and Dakota have had a flirting contest these last few years, an awareness that neither one will act on… especially Trixie. One young vampire’s vision will change that for Trixie will be facing huge danger very soon and the one who must help her is her blood-mate -Dakota.
Dakota also wears his sentry duties like a costume. Oh, sure he really is a good ol’ boy born and raised in Texas. But behind the charming cowboy persona lies a strong, intimidating man – one with secrets of his own. And while he enjoys teasing, flirting and generally messing with Trixie’s head, he never thought it would be her love that he would fight the most difficult battle of his life for.
Two strong, independent and stubborn vampires will soon battle more than just their emotions for each other. In The Good, The Bad and The Vampire we are given another supernatural entity in this amazing series. One that is deadly by reputation and intent. But not all truths lie on the surface to be easily picked apart from the true lies. Trixie and Dakota will experience so much together and it will either bond them or tear them apart forever.
If you have followed the Dead in the City series, then you are in for an honest to goodness treat when you pick up The Good, The Bad and The Vampire. I don’t like to say that anyone can pick up this book and enjoy it without reading the previous books – because this story does involve so many characters of the previous books, directly and indirectly all as secondary characters. You do not have to have read all of the series to enjoy this one – but it certainly would be a much more satisfying experience if you do start at the beginning, in my opinion.
Trixie and Dakota are an amazing couple, funny, sarcastic, hot and sexy, and so stubborn. It was a delight to join them on their journey to the truth and to their everlasting love. I highly recommend this story for anyone who enjoys any sub-genre of Paranormal Romance. You’ll find it all here – and maybe a new surprise for us all as well.
*I received an e-ARC of The Good, The Bad and The Vampire from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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