The Hot Scot
The Murdoch Vampires, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kate Eden
Date of Publication: April 11th 2013
Number of pages: 282
Word Count: 85,000
Logan Murdoch hates complications. All he wants to do is work in his lab and create products to help vampires blend into mortal society. But when his mother begs him to get her painting back from the museum, he discovers a very attractive complication in the form of curator Sydney Worth. She buys his lie that he’s the descendant of the man in the three-hundred-year-old painting, but refuses to give it to him. What’s worse? She’s immune to his mind control.
Sydney couldn’t believe her eyes when the spitting image of the Hot Scot walked into the museum. But her attraction to Logan Murdoch suffers a huge blow when he demands the painting. Losing the piece could threaten her job and she senses Logan is hiding something from her. But this vampire who hates complications and the ambitious curator with trust issues are about to learn the fine art of love.
This is a book that has been on my TBR pile for entirely too long, like literally, too long. See I did a book tour for this book back, umm let's just call it awhile ago, and I promised that when I got a chance to read the book I would be happy to do a review. So yeah, life and stuff happened and I just never got around to reading the book. I feel bad about that, because it was a decent read and here I have been sitting on it for umm... yeah, awhile, like I said.
As you can tell from the series, it's about vampires. But this is much more a romantic comedy than a dark drama. There are definitely some funny moments that had me cracking a smile; between Logan's momma and Sydney's assistant, they provided quite a bit of comic relief. The relationship between Logan and Sydney blooms pretty quickly, but I think it managed to walk the line between insta-lust and having the having the characters fall in love over a lingering period of time. The pacing worked for me and I just enjoyed the book. Sometimes that's all you are really looking for.
There is a sequel out and it sounds quite interesting, but there was no cliffhanger in this book leaving me feel the story is incomplete. This was a good read and I gave it 3 stars.
Thanks to the author for the opportunity, no matter how late (sorry!) to read and review the book.