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Monday, February 1, 2010

Sex and Chocolate: Decadence by Dawn Montgomery

Sex and Chocolate: Decadence by Dawn Montgomery
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (48 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

The un-life sucks when you're the only female vampire in the world allergic to chocolate.

When a wizard with a penchant for kitchen magic comes to town, however, things take a delicious and sinful turn. Especially when he puts himself on the menu.

Chocolate goes well with... everything.

Rachel Kerrin is not having a good year. Her psychic friend Raine predicted she would meet a wonderful man who would be perfect for Rachel. What she didn’t foresee in her vision of Rachel’s future was that this guy was a vampire, and he turned Rachel and then split without any words of wisdom to ease her transition. On top of that, major problems arise when Rachel discovers that along with becoming a vampire, she has acquired an allergy to her favorite treat: chocolate.

Rachel contacts the Kitchen Witch Society to see if they can come up with a cure for her allergy, and they send hunky wizard Ryan Shephard to her. Can he cure Rachel and reunite her with her favorite treat? Can Rachel ignore the heat pulsing between them, once they are confined to her home until she is cured? Will Ryan be able to see past the fact that Rachel is a vampire and find common ground for a relationship?

Dawn Montgomery has written a scorching hot story, with a strong heroine, and hot and delicious hero, and plenty of action. Rachel is sure Ryan will fail, and Ryan is just as sure he can fix what is wrong. As they spend time together, Ryan loses his “I don’t do the walking dead” attitude, and the two become much more than friends.

Rachel is a different sort of vampire than what we usually see, perky and smart-alecky, working for a living at her third shift job. No little Miss Rich Girl here, but an independent woman who has been thrown a curve and is doing her best to adapt to her new life. But she misses the one treat she enjoys and would do almost anything to be able to eat chocolate without dying. Yes chocolate is fatal to her, unless hunky Ryan can come up with something. And he does, but at a cost to him and to their relationship. I loved Rachel’s attitude, and she is such a refreshing change. I found myself rooting for her from the get-go.

I laughed out loud at many places, and Ms Montgomery also brought tears to my eyes at one point. This is a fantastic story, with a couple of entertaining twists that just increase the reading enjoyment. If you want a new slant on a vampire story, with lots of romance and hot, steamy action, this one is definitely for you.

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