I’d rather spend the rest of my days living in the shadows with you than walking in the sunlight all alone.
Redonk Nutshell: Eldest sister is wary of the mysterious man that is allegedly a vampire courting her sister
Caroline Cabot has been looking after her two younger siblings since the death of their parents many years ago. When her middle sister,Â Vivienne, begins a serious courtship with a notorious viscount,Â Adrian Kane, she takes an interest. When she and the youngest are invited to meet Adrian, they accept, and soon enough, Caroline finds herself intrigued. Â When her interest begins to stir other feelings in her, and him, she finds herself in a dilemma. Â Oh, and the fact that the man *might* be a vampire could pose a serious problem as well.
I’m a big fan of Teresa Medeiros, so I was intrigued to give her historical romance/vampire series a go. Â Overall I found this story to be fun and sweet,though I had a few issues with it. Â First: Caroline doesn’t seem to take much (or at least enough that I could believe) issues with the fact that she’s canoodling with her sister’s potential suitor. Â Mind you, it’s not an “official” courtship, but still. It’s clear from page one that everyone accepts the fact that Adrian is looking to court Vivienne. Â So when Caro kisses him and passively pursues him, she doesn’t seem uber-conflicted about it. Â Second: Caro is skeptical of the supernatural gossip surrounding Adrian, yet she’s arming herself with stakes and crosses while in his house. I was…confused. Â Then again, I’m pretty sure Caro was, too.
Overall, After MidnightÂ is a sweet and sensual mix of supernatural romance crossed with regency themes.
After MidnightÂ by Teresa Medeiros
Romance: 4/5 Â Â Â Raunch: 2/5