Welcome to Tombstone, Texas, where anything is possible, even your wildest fantasy. Once a haven to outlaws, Tombstone is now a tourist town that gives travelers a taste of the old West. What visitors don’t realize, however, is that the super-hot cowboys, gunslingers, and lawmen walking the streets aren’t actors—they’re originals. These ancient vampires claimed Tombstone two centuries ago.
So step right up, folks, and book your trip today! The outlaws of Tombstone will be waiting . . .
Travel blogger Riley Davenport loves her job, traveling to the most exotic places in the world. Even better, it keeps her one step ahead of her stalking ex. The last thing she wants in her life is a strong alpha male. But that’s exactly what she gets when she comes face-to-face with Sheriff Boone Jarrett, a hero right out of her most erotic fantasies.
Boone isn’t just the law in Tombstone, Texas. He’s also an ancient vampire and the target of a crazed killer. He certainly doesn’t have time for romance. But a temporary fling? Now that he can handle.
Unfortunately, their first night together ends in disaster when Riley witnesses a murder. And to protect her, Boone forces her into hiding. Only her “captivity” ends up becoming the realization of her wildest, most carnal fantasies. Still, Riley’s not going to fall for him, at least that’s what she tells herself.
But as she gets to know him—the man and the vampire—she starts to wonder if she can hold out.
Who better to own and operate an authentic wild west tourist town than a group of reformed outlaws who lived during the time period? That’s the premise for this series by Kimberly Raye and it ended up being even better than I expected.
Neither Boone or Riley are looking for anything permanent. They both keep on the move for very real and personal reasons. They can’t avoid the attraction that they feel between each other and then things get complicated.
There was plenty of speculation about who was causing trouble for the town and even though I kind of knew who it wasn’t, I was kind of surprised at who it was. So, yes… there was mystery, danger and plenty of heat between Boone and Riley. The Quick and the Undead was pretty hard to put down.
Kimberly Raye puts a little bit of a twist on her vampires and it’s just enough to make them her own. I’m also really glad that this is a series because I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of the Outlaws of Tombstone.