It was one last mission. Shannon, a demon hunter with the agency, is looking forward to leaving behind the small town and the vampire she’s been stuck with for the past two years. Things are getting complicated fast and she wants out. A fresh start, free of her vampire partner, awaits her if she can survive their final mission and the lonely Christmas holidays.
It was one last mission. Rafe, a vampire doing time with the agency, watches it approach with dread weighing heavily in his stomach. Two years of working with Shannon has been difficult, especially since he started falling for her, but he doesn’t want their partnership to end. He has barely a few days to make her face her feelings and stop her from leaving, and he intends to do just that.
When a slimy demon threatens the season of peace and goodwill, it’s the chance Rafe has been waiting for and the moment Shannon secretly fears. Rafe’s determination to prise open her heart and her own resolve to keep it closed clash as violently as they do with the demon, and threatens to end as messily.
Can Rafe make Shannon see that his love for her is real and that she feels something for him too? Can Shannon face her fears and her past, and stop herself from running away from both? Will a wish on a star bring her what her heart truly desires—a vampire for Christmas?
Guilty pleasure… yep, I admit it. That was the sole reason why I finally caved and downloaded this book. Come on, with at title like Vampire for Christmas, what else would you read it for? Really? Well, leave it to Felicity Heaton to give you more than you bargained for. ;)
One thing that I’ve noticed since I started tearing through Felicity Heaton’s novellas and full novels is that she has a way of bringing out the vulnerability in her characters. The vampires, demons and other immortals have aspects of themselves that they hate. They work hard to not succumb to their evil side, and Rafe is a perfect example. The fact that Shannon’s life was destroyed by a member of his race, and she is forced to work with him, makes him feel even less worthy of her love. Watching the barriers fall, even though it’s inevitable is the great part of this story. Not that the intense heat between the characters doesn’t make it totally readable too, but the intensity of the struggle and genuine affection between the two just add so much more to it.