Saturday, August 2, 2014

Your Coffin or Mine by Kimberley Raye (Dead-End Dating Series #3)

Your Coffin or Mine? (Dead-End Dating Series #3)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

BEING DEAD CAN KILL A SOCIAL LIFE!
 
For Lil Marchette, the owner of Manhattan’s premier dating service for vampires (and a dazzling denizen of the dark herself), death is all in a night’s work. Unfortunately, it’s going to take more than matching up vamps to pay the bills and fund Lil’s cosmetics addiction. Dare she add actual humans to the mix? Eager to diversify, she signs up for a popular dating show, Manhattan’s Most Wanted (MMW), to pitch her expertise to the perfect target audience–eligible women looking for eligible men.
 
Of course Lil is trying to forget the one man she’d love to sink her own teeth into: Ty Bonner, the ultraseductive vamp who broke her heart after she gave him the hottest night of his afterlife. Problem is, she and Ty have an intense mental connection and she’s sensing he’s in deep trouble. Even worse, she soon finds herself heading for MMW’s grand finale (cameras are so not a vamp’s best friend). The race is on as Lil struggles to save Ty (and herself) before all hell breaks loose.
 
“Lil is a likable mix of Bridget Jones, Carrie Bradshaw and Dracula–charming, sweet, stylish, with just a hint of fang.”
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
 
My thoughts:
I picked this book up at a used book store when I was at the beach and I read it the next day.  It moved nice and fast and had plenty of action, suspense and sarcasm.  Lil reminded me at of bit of Queen Betsy in MaryJanice Davidson's series.  It looks like the series has five books and ended in 2009.  I wish I had discovered it with the first book and not the third, but I still enjoyed the ride.
 
Lil doesn't want to settle down to have any Natural Vampire offspring with another Natural Vamps.  She wants to make it on her own, but she is having a bit of a problem with funds in her dating agency and pressure from her mother to settle down.  Then there is the one who got away, a bitten vampire that she can't have a future with, but with whom she shared some seriously passionate time with.  She keeps getting messages that lead her to believe he is in trouble, but at the same time she is caught up in the dating show she entered hoping to score some more clients for her company. 
 
This book had fun characters, humor, mystery and action and it was perfect for an afternoon on the beach. 

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345492180
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Series: Dead-End Dating Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

Kimberly Raye is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including Dead End Dating and Dead and Dateless. She’s been nominated for several Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, as well as two RITA Awards. Her books have been featured in several major magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens and Glamour, and her novel Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice was a Cosmopolitan magazine book club pick. She lives deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country with her husband and their young children. Please visit her website at www.kimberlyraye.com.

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