Phoebe Allen, manager of the Broken Heart Café and mother to a four year old didn’t think anything could come of her harmless flirting with short-order cook Connor. After all, being a vampire, giving in to the sexual tension that had been building up between them for the past month came with some serious consequences – like 100-years-together serious. When Connor assures Phoebe that his being a Ghillie Dhu (Scottish fairy) exempts him from the binding curse, Phoebe believes him. Why wouldn’t she? But this is Broken Heart, and here, the saying “something too good to be true” is all too fitting. Connor fails to tell Phoebe that he is also a half-demon, and the part about being exempt…so NOT true. Somehow, a demon-hunting vampire being bound to a half-demon doesn’t seem like such a good idea. Throw in that Connor’s step-mom is none other than Lilith, the Queen of Hell, and that a prophecy is the reason for Connor’s deception, and so begins another tale in the never-ending saga of Broken Heart, Oklahoma.
Michele Bardsley is a true gift to the literary world. No matter how much time passes between the releases of her Broken Heart books, it takes little more than a page or two to suck the reader back in and remind them why Broken Heart is one of their favorite places to visit. Come Hell or High Water is no exception. Ms. Bardsley introduces us to wonderful new characters and, of course, brings back familiar characters from previous novels. No two characters could ever be confused as her development of them is complete; each character is unique and given a very distinct personality. Again, kudos and copious amounts of chocolate to Ms. Bardsley for another completely satisfying look into the lives of the citizens of Broken Heart, Oklahoma.
Book Excerpt: “Everybody makes mistakes-and my first one was named Connor, a heart- stealing Scottish hottie. I thought our night together was the beautiful beginning to a love story, which turned out to be my second mistake. I, Phoebe Allen, lifelong Broken Heart resident and vampire, am now mated to a half-demon.
Thankfully Phoebe’s four-year-old son Danny is safely away at Disneyworld with his human father. Because Phoebe’s right in the middle of major paranormal drama, helping Connor and his rag-tag group of friends retrieve part of an ancient talisman in order to ward off Connor’s vicious stepmother, an uber-demon named Lilith. Phoebe swears she isn’t falling for any of Connor’s demon charm. But still, he’s willing to do anything to protect her and prevent demons from storming into Broken Heart. And her undead heart can’t resist a bad boy with identity issues…”
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Books in the Broken Heart, Oklahoma series in the order they should be read:
I’m the Vampire, That’s Why
Don’t Talk Back To Your Vampire
Because Your Vampire Said So
Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home
Over My Dead Body
Come Hell or High Water