Title: My Sunny Vampire
"I'm afraid a hospital can't help you. You were bitten." - Jack
After centuries alone in darkness, how far will a vampire go for Sunshine?
Jack VanAllen has spent his long life following the rules and, as a member of the Vampire Committee, he also enforces them. So, when he awakens in an alley next to an illegally-turned vampire who resembles his late wife, he must prove his innocence or suffer the punishment: death. The problem? He doesn't remember a thing. Sunshine Petersen's life as a vampire isn't getting off to a great start. She's got no control over her powers, can't find a job, and sexy Jack is being stand-offish. The only thing she'd like more than catching the creep who turned her is getting Jack into the closest bed. But, could Jack be the one who turned her? When he and Sunny team up to find the culprit, Jack discovers feelings he hasn't had in years. But once Sunny finds out he's keeping a major secret, she disappears. Unfortunately, the man who turned her still has plans...
CONTENT WARNING: Some graphic violence, sensual sex scenes, and a vampire who's finally found his 'sun'
Author: Stacy McKitrick
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ghostly Liaison
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Publisher
Published: January 6, 2014
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This was my first book by McKitrick and I really enjoyed it. The characters were engaging and the dialogue was funny. Sunshine and Jack are pretty great together. I thought that the fact that she looked like his deceased wife would bother me more than it did. I liked how McKitrick dealt with their similar features. Jack does acknowledge the fact that she looks a lot like his wife but very soon after they meet, he just sees her. It does play a somewhat large part in the book but that mostly stems from his desire not to tell Sunshine of the similarities.
There two main secondary characters that were pretty big parts of the story as well, Sunshine and Jack’s best friends. Each plays an important role in their friends’ life and in the story. I hope there is a story written about them in the future.
At times I wanted to smack Sunshine up side the head for the stupid things she does but I also think that, if I was in that situation, I may do some of that too. She rarely takes Jack at his word about things and is determined to do things her way which usually lands her in trouble. Jack is pretty tolerant of her behavior but more than once he compares her attitude to his dead wife’s and that did get on my nerves. I was also highly amused by the vampire hunters. As if Sunshine didn’t have enough issues to deal with as a newly turned vamp, now she has would be hunters popping up out of no where.
There the mystery of who changed Sunshine into a vampire but that keeps getting put on the back burner as Jack and Sunshine’s relationship develops. We get a brief look into the vampire society that Jack seems to be a pretty big part of and I would have liked more about that. The whole book takes place away from his home and duties so I can’t help but wonder how things will change when they go back to his home and he goes back to work. Will Sunshine be bored? Get a job? How will they deal with her Dad? I feel like we could have used an epilogue to tie up some of the loose ends.