[ Book Review ] Vampire town seeks human doctor. Apply within.

Redemption by Susannah Sandlin

Aidan Murphy, master vampire, has a problem. His people are under attack and his town doctor was one of the first victims. So when Doctor Krystal Harris comes to Penton with her resume, he’s more than ready to hire her. Except, Krys isn’t stupid; she can sense Aidan’s weird, mob-boss vibe a mile away. She’s outta there.

But Aidan can’t afford the time it’ll take to find another doctor. Solution: he kidnaps Krys and sticks her in the basement.

Redemption is the quintessential paranormal love story (think JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, etc). Vampire kidnaps girl. Girl does not appreciate being kidnapped by hot vampire. Vampire’s evil brother starts blowing things up. Girl reconsiders.

That said, don’t get me wrong. The romance is steamy. The dialogue is witty. And hey, the characters are not quite as far off the deep end as my summary suggests; Krys and Aidan are rather aware that their instant attraction is ridiculous. Krys makes a few efforts to find her balance amid the action and vampire revelations, even as Aidan tries to confront the moral dilemma of abducting a woman for the greater good. Continue reading