Can't Help It
Connection: Anyway You Want It and I Want You To Want ME
ending a very bad relationship Jo moves to New Orleans to be closer to her two
best friends, Maggie and Erika. Jo isn't ready to come clean with her friends
about her torrid relationship or her current condition and she certainly isn't
ready for a new relationship with the very gorgeous and totally inappropriate
Maksim. The only problem is when Maksim gets near she just can't help herself.
isn't taking any chances. He wants to get as close as possible to Jo as he can
get, even if it means volunteering at the Community Center where Jo works and
having to take care of "little heathens". Maksim isn't used to having
to work hard to get a woman in his bed, but just getting Jo to spend anytime
with him is turning into a chore. It isn't just that Maksim is conceited and
believes that no woman can resist him, it is just that he's a demon and since
he embodies everything that is sin, lust and desire what woman could refuse.
strange things start to happen, Jo turns to Maksim for help. He's supportive
and the most unbelievable part to Maksim is that he isn't making any of it up.
He sincerely wants to be there for Jo, but is that what's best for her or is it
best for Maksim to head back to his home in hell and stay away from the woman
Can't Help It is
often times funny and others just a bit scary. The book is made more enjoyable
by the quirky, likeable characters. Maksim isn't like any demon from
fairytales. He's quick to say he's "self-centered, excessive, indulgent,
ruled solely by his own wants and desires," and those are just his fun
traits. Jo is feisty, full of secrets and in need of someone to love her. This
story has like characters from the first two books in the series, but can be
read separately. Although after reading, beware as you may be compelled to read
the other two in the series.
A Demon .
. .Not Just In Bed
Josephine "Jo" Burke has no patience for the paranormal—even if
she's been having some strange visions lately. But if she is losing her mind,
at least it would explain her new attraction to her co-worker, the least
suitable man she could ever fall for. . .
Kostova has no idea why he's so drawn to feisty mortal Jo, but he does know how
she feels about the supernatural. Forget about her accepting him for what he
really is, she'd never even believe him in the first place. Or would she? When
Jo confesses to him that she's been seeing visions of a dead girl, it seems
anything's possible. . .
Want You To Want Me
Anyway You Want It
Erika Todd moved to New Orleans because she needed a change - and, well, yes,
because that's what her fortuneteller said she would do. Not that she'd admit
that to many people. But so many of the psychic's predictions—about her
work, even finding that stray black cat—have already come true. Now all
the lonely sculptor needs is to meet and fall in love with the prophesied
musician Vittorio Ridgewood has a new neighbor he's been trying to avoid. Sure,
she's gorgeous, but she's coming on strong, and the last thing the 200 year-old
vampire needs is to get involved with another mortal. Especially since several
of his former human paramours have lately been turning up dead. Sensing the
relentless beauty needs someone to watch over her, Vittorio agrees to sit for a
sculpture, and their attraction to one another quickly ignites. But is passion
even this hot worth dying for?
Finally, a vampire book I can sink my teeth in. Usually I have a problem
reading vampire books because the blood and gore the authors feel they need to
use is too much for a romance, but Kathy Love puts together a story that works
for me. Of course, actually Vittorio isn't a conventional vampire, but a
Lampir. What makes Vittorio different is that he doesn't suck blood, but
energy. No gore there. That leaves the story to entice the reader and Love did
a great job at that. The story is a fast paced quick read featuring the
interactions between Vittorio and Erika and Vittorio's mother and her Demon
lover Maksim. Vittorio is reluctant to get involved with Erika with good
reason, I just wished that after they got together that he would explain just a
little to Erika so she knew to be a little worried about what was to come.
Otherwise, I liked the story. I didn't get to read the first story in this
series and am excited to add it to my collection.