Series: Monsters Ink, Book #7
Author: Astrid Cooper
Length: Novella (126 pages)
Publisher: eXtasy Books (September 1st, 2013)
Reviewer: Laurie P
Blurb: When a cat invades a vampire’s kitchen, there’s bound to be hubble, bubble, boil and trouble. Zefran is a witch-vampire, a duality of blood that dangerously complicates his life. He’s hired as the Monsters inK chef—on one condition that in exchange for his work, he is granted sanctuary. Zef believes that it will protect him from all trouble. How wrong can a guy be? Trouble enters his life in the form of the snow leopard shifter, Shandor, whose sexy smile and emerald eyes are firmly set on Zef. The damn cat won’t take no for an answer and Zef and Shan play a game of catch me if you can. More than whiskers twitch in the game of chasey between the two men. But, when Zef thinks he can trust a cat, Shan discovers the truth about Zef and that sets the cat among the vampires…
Product Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/love-at-first-lick/
Review: This is book number 7 in the series, and I hadn’t read the others before this. I had no trouble following this book, so I believe that these can be read as stand alones. That said, I did enjoy this book and do want to read the rest of the series.
This was a fun story about vampires, witches, cat shifters. Zef is hiding, but whom or what is the question that needs to be answered. Shandor is a snow leopard shifter, a tattoo artist and older than Zef, who is still looking for his mate. Zef is working as a chef for Bas and his Monsters inK crew. When they leave to take care of some business, after Bas has given Sanctuary to Zef, he and the business is left in the care of Shandor. This gives Shandor the chance to capture his mate, now if only Zef would realize that they are life-mated. I loved watching his gentle and controlled pursuit of his skittish mate. And Zef total clueless-ness of Shandor’s pursuit.
At the ceremony to formally add Zef to the Monsters inK crew, as well as celebrate his birthday, Shandor informs all that Zef is his mate was well. When Zef dad shows up wanting Zef back in his coven as his heir, the Monster’s inK crew takes care of their. And with some help from the king of Vampires too.
This was a great story that I enjoyed thoroughly.