dead and loving itSo I needed a quick mental cleanse after I banged out a whole novel in a month so I selected “Dead and Loving It” by Mary Janice Davidson. I actually bought this book a while ago and it’s been collecting dust for a while.

The book is four separate stories about unusual couples getting together a la romance novel style.  The first three, although separate, are barely related because the character from each either know each other or know of each other.  The fourth is from Mary Janice’s Betsy the Vampire Queen series, which I really enjoyed.  (I have not read all the books that are out though, there are at least eleven!)

I thought that the stories were a nice diversion from reality but they were just stories about the hook up between characters with a little bit of plot thrown in for spice.  Although the scenes were steamy, much steamier than her Betsy the Vampire Series, a couple just seemed to miss the mark for me.  The characters are interesting and I’d like to know more about them but the story was limited to the courtship.  Also, the sassy cussing heroine in all the stories can get a little bit old.  I like sassy but not four stories in a row.

I got exactly what I wanted out of this book; I got something quick and brainless to read.  I didn’t want anything overly complicated or to have to try to keep facts straight or who’s who.  I’d recommend this book if you need some mental floss and like paranormal romance.

ISBN 978-0-425-23072-5

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