Synopsis: Forget everything you know about therapy–and Vampires–as you step inside the neurotic world of this Quirky Urban Fantasy!
BLOOD IS MY ANTIDEPRESSANT OF CHOICE–BUT SHE IS THE CURE FOR MY INSANITY.
As if the eviction of my humanity wasn’t punishment enough, I was forced to go through the after-life battling my unquenchable-vampire-thirst—and unprecedented contracted neuroses—when a bitter patient sentenced me to life in mental torment over a century ago. Can’t say my esteemed colleagues ever received such a gracious gift for their shitty advice. But hey, that’s just my special breed of good luck, I suppose. Go figure!
To make matters worse, the only drug strong enough to calm my compulsive behavior comes at a tepid 98.6°. That is, until the day I almost kill the new girl in town, Sage Bennett. But the second I breathe in her calming scent, time stands still. And those manic thoughts of ending my pain vanish. When I’m near her, I no longer hunger for blood, or perfection. I finally feel human, in ways I never knew when I was alive.
So when Sage turns out to be even nuttier than I am, my desire to help rides shotgun to everything else in my neurotic, immortal world. But what if suicidal tendencies aren’t something I can cure with fifty minutes of therapy—or a pill? And in the end, will I be strong enough to do whatever it takes to save her?
THERAPY HAS NEVER BEEN SO TWISTED!
(A modern day Interview With The Vampire meets Monk)
Content Rating: R
Yes, there are a few naughty scenes. But nothing too raunchy. Just be warned our sexy vamp has a bit of a potty mouth.
Review: Vampire and psychiatrist, when Interview With The Vampire meets Monk. I was immediately seduced by the summary of the book and I felt a great potential. Finally a vampire book that comes out of the ordinary!
The construction of the book around mental illness is very interesting. Conor is a psychiatrist who has his own neuroses in addition to being a vampire. The secondary characters are as endearing as the hero.
So far so good 🙂 but I gave a 3/5 rating because of some little things:
First, the humor… Nothing really made me laugh but only smile. I expected a little more fun because of the reference to Monk.
Then the mystery… It did not last long. I guessed everything almost immediately (and yet I never guess in detective books!).
In short, my opinion is mixed, I enjoyed it but not totally, mostly because I had guessed the mystery. If you want to read something different, you can try it, it is a pleasant reading anyway.