Title: His Vampire Named Joe
Author: Cooper McKenzie
Length: Short Story (70 Pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (June 20, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Metal sculptor Sloan Norris must work two full-time jobs in order to climb out of the financial hole he’s fallen into. This leaves him little time for romance, especially since his last boyfriend left him with a stack of his own bills. While working as a dealer at the casino in town, he finds himself charmed by a sexy Spanish guest who uses the cheesiest pickup lines ever heard to get his attention.
Banned from Europe for two generations, 233-year-old vampire Joe Dante meets his mate while vacationing at a casino in the mountains of North Carolina. His little human mate is working himself to death, so Joe steps in to save Sloan from himself as well as his abusive ex-boyfriend.
Will Sloan accept the position of being Joe’s mate? Will Joe agree to model for Sloan’s next sculpture? Will Sloan’s ex-boyfriend separate them permanently?
Product Link: Siren-BookStrand
Review: Sloan’s asshat of an ex-boyfriend pretty much left him in debt, homeless and well down. He worked two jobs, never missing any days and working long hours. Well you can pretty much tell where I am going with that, poor kid. He doesn’t even have time for some hot and sexy, well that is until a sexy man shows up.
Joe, which is a pretty strange name for a vampire, was once a doctor and now he has more money than ever. He was banned from Europe for gambling and humans, so here he was in the states trying to decide what he wants to do. Then he finds his mate, and his little mate is in trouble.
This story has a dark tone to it and very little humor in it. It is well written for a short story but it came off rushed. I also don’t see a human who has no clue about vampires other than reading about them, just jumping ahead. The whole story just didn’t call to me and neither did the characters.
Maybe had the story been longer with a bit more feeling put into it, but as is, well it was just not for me.