What they say: Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.
Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time.
What could possibly go wrong?
What I say: When faced with the prospect of meeting her slime ball ex at her sister's wedding, Alice convinces her super hot and mysterious neighbour Noah to accompany her on the wedding cruise and pretend to be her boyfriend. Noah is secretly a vampire who is trying to avoid an arranged marriage and for him a week spent in the sun is going to be a problem.
Some scenes were really funny, Alice's POV in the shampoo scene was a hoot. The book doesn't go overboard on the smut but there are some sexy scenes; I'll never be able to look at lasagne in quite the same way!
When a reveal which isn't a reveal happened I was pleasantly surprised and kind of shocked (I promise this makes more sense if you've read the book, but I don't want to give anything away).
Ugh Brent the ex was hideous and it was fun seeing his reaction to Noah. I would have liked the book to be longer and the story did seem to come to something of an abrupt end, but I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series.
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
My fav non-spoilery quotes:
- Movement caught her eye, and the full-length mirror across from the bathroom revealed Noah. He was awake. And-was he drinking from the shampoo bottle?
- "I remember thinking you were far too handsome for a man living alone. Then you glared at me and I realised why you were single."