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I really like urban fantasy but they often seem formulaic. This was unique, witty, and fun. I don't know if a series is planned but I will be watching for the next book by Isabel Jordan
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This book is mainly about a woman who has the ability to see premonitions about vampire attacks, and a guy who is a vampire slayer. Killing vampires is now illegal, so they both have lost their official jobs. They team up to solve some cases partially with the police, and the women becomes the target of a powerful vampire that they have to catch so she can be safe. Along the way, they fall in love. There was also a great side story about her best friend and another vampire.
I liked the book. It was a fairly quick light listen. It had a pretty good balance of action from the investigations/fighting with vampires and romance, though towards the end it shifted more towards only romance. I disagree with the reviewer who compared this with shades of grey (although I haven't read that and have no interest in reading it).
The main character seemed strong, capable, and confident, even though the guy in the book helped rescue her. I would have liked to see her use her premonition gift more in the story. I'd also like to see her make her PI business profitable without relying on a man as they suggests must happen - hopefully that will come in a later book. I didn't love how her boyfriend just handed her an envelope full of money at the end. There was almost a love triangle in the story, but it got sorted out cleanly, which was nice.
I also really enjoyed the relationship that her best friend had with a vampire as a side story. I wouldn't mind reading a book about the two of them.
It was a nice change of pace to have a book be good enough as a stand alone book, though there is another book in the series if you want to continue. So many books in series have cliff hangers that make them incomplete on their own. This one leaves you satisfied. If Audible gets the next book, I'll buy it.