Tucker’s living the perfect cowboy life. Residing alone in his trailer with his dog, Rex, his horse, Snort, and some mischievous alpacas that refuse to stay on their own side of the fence, he feels as though he has it all. And then Lizzie arrives from New York City and throws everything he has ever known into utter chaos. Lizzie Vaughn is a reporter carrying a secret of her own, one buried so deep that not even she knows it exists. So when she is kidnapped by a group of vampires claiming she is their queen, Tucker finds himself with a rescue to pull off…and a vampire war to help win.
Tucker is your typical cowboy. He ropes and rides and drinks beer—a lot of beer. He never thought he would fall for a city girl like Lizzie, and neither did I, to be honest. But he does, and it works. He is the lighthearted complement to her more serious self. He brings her humor where she brings him stability. Tucker’s voice is so fresh and enjoyable that I looked forward to his parts of the story more than any other. If all cowboys were like Tucker, I would read more westerns.
Lizzie is pretty much Tucker’s complete opposite. Where he is totally country, she is the epitome of a big city girl. She is also much more refined than Tucker ever hopes to be. Her more reserved personality helps hold Tucker to the task at hand and keeps him from wandering off in the woods. She gives him the guidance he needs to make something of his life. I was afraid that I was not going to like Lizzie at first, but she turned out to be not as much of a city girl as I had expected. She was a nice surprise.
The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance is one of the funniest and most engaging books I have read in a long time. Jam-packed with adventure, vampires, true love, and a cast of characters you will not soon forget, you find yourself turning the pages thinking, “What more could possibly happen to these two?” And then, you find out. I never imagined the melding of a contemporary western and a paranormal romance could ever be so seamless or so much fun.
- Paperback: 422 pages
- Publisher: Pumpjack Press; Third edition (February 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983820031
- ISBN-13: 978-0983820031