In the Heat of the Bite
The Earl of Blodswell is a knight in shining armor. Literally. At least he was until he became one of the undead. One of a few of the ton who can boast such a claim. The Earl spies a damsel in distress in Hyde Park during a lightning storm and tries to assist her. The problem is, she doesn't want to be rescued. She is the cause of the storm.
Weather controlling witch Rhiannon Sinclair is caught by the Earl wreaking havoc on the weather in the park. She doesn't want to be rescued by a man. She doesn't need them. She never has and is certain she never will. Well, almost certain....
This is a delightfully sensual, supernatural romance set in London in 1817. Rhiannon has difficulties keeping her powers in check and when she encounters the Earl again, her powers go awry. The Earl most definitely does not want the world to know he is a vampire; but the more he is around Rhiannon, the more trouble he encounters. Between the two, the ton is tossed on its ear.
This story tosses everything you have read about vampires out the window. Toss the vampire in with the witches coven and a new level of vampire is born. The uncontrolled weather patterns of our witch in questions brings some delightfully humorous happenings to the story. The ending is a completely pleasant surprise; but you will have to read it to find out what happens. If you are a fan of vampires, witches, and fantasy, this is the read for you.
I wish to thank Sourcebooks Casablanca for providing me with an ARC to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way except for receiving a copy of the book.
I give In the Heat of the Bite 3.5 out of 5 stars