Review: Rakes in Tartan (Highland Vampires #3) by Suz de Mello

May 17, 2014 Review 1

Review: Rakes in Tartan (Highland Vampires #3) by Suz de Mello

The season promises both sex and danger for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. The Scotsmen must negotiate the complicated morés of high society and woo and win an exquisite debutante and her passionate, unconventional mama while keeping their vampire heritage a secret.

But evil stalks the ballroom at Almack’s, the streets of Piccadilly, the drawing rooms of the ton. Headless bodies have been found drained of their blood. It seems that another vampire is haunting the streets of London, murdering noblemen. Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love, but for their lives.

Title: Rakes in Tartan
Author: Suz de Mello
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Desire in Tartan , Blood Is Thicker...
Source: Publisher
Published: 18 April, 2014
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 190
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Oh this was fun, from the lovely moments of courtship between Torquil and Huldra  to the sexy and BSDM fueled scenes between Andrew and Dagmar the story was so full of action and emotion that it flew by.

Set in London during “The Season”, Tor and Andrew have left the highlands to seek brides, or at least Tor is making an honest effort in that direction.  Andrew is more intent on feeding his own needs for gratification and pleasure, and the adoptive mother of Tor’s crush is filling that gap nicely.  This Danish household, with it’s odd quirks and strange ‘son’ soon become a favored spot for them both.
Tor and Huldra are adorable together, although it is troubling to him that anyone who has hurt or insulted his intended is found decapitated and exsanguinated by the Thames.  He fears that his groomsman, Murdo, is the culprit, for in his line,  Vampires tend to go a tad mad after they reach the century mark in age.

Carefully dropping hints and mixing in Norse mythology throughout, de Mello manages to seamlessly weave three stories together, and present the vampires in a new light, adding in the more familiar fascination dragons have with collecting and protecting in a way that will have you flipping back to start the book all over again now that you know everyone’s secrets.

The second that I have read in this series, the skill with which de Mello kept me guessing and wondering about secrets yet to reveal, who would be next to receive their comeuppance,  if Tor and Huldra will find their HEA, just what will happen to Andrew and Dagmar and exactly what is it about Nic that is so intriguing yet so odd.   I’m hooked.  And this was a delightful installment with plenty of moments to laugh, sigh and squirm.

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