A Grave Exchange
By Jane Pillatzke (or Tara Rose?)
Ivy has dreamed of her perfect guy for years. Not being very social with anybody since her brutal attack as a teenager she has contented herself with managing an animal shelter and taking short cuts home to her apartment through a cemetery. The name of Lucius on a tombstone, matches the name of the man of her dreams and coincidentally the name of the man who greets her one night on her trip through the cemetery. That is where Ivy says goodbye to normal for good.
Though I seldom envision a cemetery as a productive meet-up spot the author makes it work in this story. The souls of Lucius and Ivy call out to each other and vampirism turns into a side note to cause the characters heightened…enjoyment. The tale of Lucius covers centuries and is well delivered as a back drop.
I enjoyed this book. It is plagued with some of the same editing issues common in this day and age but the story made it through. I give it four out of five overall and a five for heat.