London For The Holidays by Stella and Audra Price

London For The Holidays by Stella and Audra Price
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Vampire
Length: Short (126 pages)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, Ménage
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by: Hibiscus

Running from a disappointing situation in the states, Thisbe Winters, recent concubine of the king of the ice demons, is a woman learning what its like to be young and single again. She’s determined to enjoy her new status and start the coming year with a completely clean slate.

As a dancer on the club circuit, her chances of meeting a quality guy are slim to none, that is, until loner vampire Malcolm Frost walks into her life.

Sent in as her bodyguard, Malcolm is told Thisbe is a look don’t touch job, a fact he totally disregards after saving the raven-haired beauty from a life-altering situation. She is an indulgence he can ill afford, and a temptation he cannot deny.

Then word comes in of a serious threat to Thisbe from a wolf pack, and Malcolm has to spirit her out of London to his employer’s mansion deep within the territory of a master vampire who has a price on his head. Malcolm was never good at playing nice with others of his own kind.

When Thisbe is taken by the vampires, its up to Malcolm to rescue her, set up a truce and take out an entire wolf pack, ensuring the woman that makes his body burn is his for all time.

Take one “pet vampire” and one ice princess; add one fallen angel, several werewolves (one of whom is dead). Mix in a demon and a few more vamps for taste and what do you get? A recipe for a fantastic story that will have you coming back for seconds.

London For The Holidays is the story of Malcolm Frost, a vampire without a master whose boss is an exiled demon. Malcolm is not only a gorgeous vampire but a very unique one. He is able to breathe while he sleeps and stay out in the sunlight with little effects. Needless to say, he is very handy to have working for you. I got the impression that Malcolm was a little wild and did not really take orders from anyone. When his boss, Sean Taylor, told him to babysit Thisbe Winters but not to have any contact with her, Malcolm not only interacted with her but he was intimate with her within minuets of taking the assignment.

Thisbe Winters is really an ice queen. She is a Conglacio concubine and loves the cold and can ice up any time she wants. I had a difficult time at first with liking her character. Thisbe is a very sexual creature and I did not know a lot about her at first except that she was a stripper. As she ran away with Malcolm, I began to see her better and realized she was a very giving person. She not only does whatever she can to make Malcolm happy but also his friend Sam.

There is quite a bit going on with creepy cousins and werewolves stalking our trio. I just wanted Malcolm to be able to be his own vampire and free to do whatever he wanted. A lot of questions are resolved toward the end and there is quite a bit of action that goes on that had me holding my breath.

London For The Holidays was a delicious story for my taste buds. I enjoyed this unique twist to the everyday vampire tale and know I’ll keep my eyes open for more stories involving these fascinating characters.

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