by Emily Shaffer
Release Date: 09/23/14Swoon Romance
In the town of Belle Ridge there are doctors, lawyers and teachers... but there is only one vampire. Will Leighton has become an expert in making a life for himself amongst the unsuspecting small-town inhabitants, as the high school history teacher. He has spent hundreds of years crafting an identity and routine that make him feel almost human, but he is always missing that important final element, love.
Ashton Wallace is beautiful, smart, and angry. She was forced into an eternal existence, and now her family has moved her away from everything and everyone she knows. In Belle Ridge she is supposed to finish high school and start her life again, but how do you make plans for the next several centuries?
Will has never met another of his kind, and is immediately intrigued by Ashton. He longs to show her that the perceived vampire lifestyle, so popular in storybooks, is far from reality...but will she let him be a friend and guide in this new existence? Can Ashton accept Will into her life, or will she be led astray by a dark stranger with whom she shares an unknown connection?
Whether writing stories to entertain her younger siblings, or typing up an essay for a class, Emily Shaffer has been a writer for as long as she can remember. Her stories may have changed from talking cartoon frogs to angsty young adults, but her goal to write a compelling story remains the same. When not writing, she lives in Nashville and enjoys all the music, food, and excitement that city has to offer. Her first novel, the well-received chick-lit title That Time of the Month was self-published on Amazon in 2012. Her latest novel, as the others before, are fueled by diet soda and pie.
This book kept me interested but in the end I was a little disappointed. Ashton is a normal high school girl who makes the mistake of taking a drink from a stranger at a party. The next thing she remembers is waking up in the hospital with two puncture wounds on her neck! Then she starts to notice weird changes...could she now be a vampire?! Will is a high school teacher that had a similar strange encounter...600 years ago! When Ashton moves to Will's town he thinks he has finally found someone like him! Can he get Ashton to fall in love with him?! It looks promising until Griffin finds Ashton! Who is this new vampire, Griffin? What will happen with this trip?! I give this one 3 stars.
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