I decided that since it was October, that I should do some "seasonal" reading. With that in mind, I purchased Sally Painter's latest Ellora's Cave release, Last Resort.
I have to say that it was a sulty and seductive vampire tale with one of the most original plots I've read in quite a while. Sally Painter is a superb writer and many times throughout the book her prose reads more like poetry. The heat between the two main characters, Emma Trent and Alex Masters, is enough to steam up your screen. But ultimately, the book is about relationships and what love truly is.
Unemployed Emma Trent can't believe her dream job as masseuse of a luxury island resort just fell into her lap. There's one thing the agency didn't mention—the resort caters to vampires! She meets resort owner Alex Masters and reels. Alex is the mystery lover she's been spending all her nights with — in her dreams.Alex built the resort as a way for his kind to experience a "day at the beach".
But even the grand opening of his greatest achievement is overshadowed by the ache in his soul for one woman — the sensual woman who's been tormenting his dreams with a taste of the love that has so far eluded him. When he meets the new masseuse, his libido kicks in with a vengeance. His dream woman has dropped out of his dreams and into his life. For a vampire this encounter means one thing—she's his eternal mate. He didn't count on Emma being mortal though—a deadly quality on an island of hungry vampires!Unable to deny it's more than overwhelming passion drawing them together, Emma's faced with an impossible decision — choose between her fear of death or her love for Alex.
If you're looking for a seductive vampire story in honor of Halloween, give this one a try!