Series: Sons of Kane #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Entangled, Entangled Covet on 27 May 2013
Alice Shepard is in a pickle. Her sister has planned a week long cruise to coincide with her wedding and Alice needs a date. Not any date you understand, but the kind of man that will make her cheating, lying ex-fiancé jealous. Her next door neighbour Noah seems to fit the bill and he reluctantly agrees to her proposition as he needs to escape impending doom in the form of an arranged marriage.
Alice is quite a fun character who, like many women in romance novels, doesn’t realise her own worth. Brent messed with her heart by leaving her for her best friend Kristen but she still is incessantly perky and upbeat. She’s far too forgiving of those who wronged her which made her a little hard to connect with. She is however loyal to those she cares about and even willing to endure a little humiliation to ensure her sister’s wedding week is all she could dream of.
Noah’s backstory isn’t clearly explored but we do find out a little about his brothers and father. Given this is a light paranormal romance, I thought it was interesting that Allee touched on vampire ennui and the Council’s way of dealing with it. Noah’s family is worried about how disconnected he has become over time and his father has proposed a drastic solution. Noah isn’t keen and is willing to accept a cruise where there is lots of sun just to get out of it. His shampoo drinking habits were amusing, as was his little rivalry with Brent. Noah tries to fight his attraction to Alice and not bite the bridesmaid but you know that sooner or later his resolve will falter.
There are all manner of minor obstacles ranging from having to share a cabin to her mother inappropriately propositioning Noah. The humour and the love scenes keep this tale bubbling along nicely. It isn’t an overly complicated novel, perhaps more because of its short length than anything else but it is a light-hearted, humorous read.