Day 21: Samson’s Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom
Summary From Goodreads:
Vampire bachelor Samson can’t get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there’s nothing wrong with his hydraulics – that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.
His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it’s the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.
However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he’s a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.
See, I’m not innocent after all! Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t say this…genre of books is my usual read by any means, but a naughty book every once in a while certainly doesn’t hurt. ^.^ However, since I know there are definitely younger peoples reading this blog (at least on occasion) if you don’t want to read this particular review I totally understand and I’m including a page break just for you. Feel free to read any of my other ones. 🙂
I was pleasantly surprised by how good the quality of the actual story was in SLM, as I have never read anything by Folsom, and with it being this type of book one never knows. Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of steamy goodness sprinkled throughout, but it didn’t feel like the book was one big screw fest either, there was substance. The storyline was intriguing and I legitimately wanted to know what was going on in relation to the attacks on Delilah. Plus how the heck was Samson going to let her know he is a vampire? The pacing was excellent as well, I couldn’t put the book down which is always a good sign.
The characters were great. Delilah had this teasing and playful way about her that was so endearing and a great sense of humor too. It was easy to see why Samson fell for her so quickly (outside of the physical reasons anyway). Speaking of which, the descriptions, both of their physical appearances and the actual love-making scenes were done wonderfully. I’m really picky about word usage when it comes to this sort of thing and I thought Folsom did a fantastic job. Anyway, back to the characters. Samson has something that is typical with vampires being as old as they are, that “I’m so deep and I know just how to make you happy because of all my experiences in life” kinda thing, but it worked for this book. He felt like his reactions had purpose and that his desire for Delilah wasn’t just physical, but he legitimately cared about her, and not only did that not seem cliche for him, it seemed as if even he was surprised by it which made it all the more special.
I really enjoyed SLM and I’m thrilled that when I won it (in a box of books giveaway months ago) I received the second and third books as well. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all “adult romance crazy” on you, but it could be a nice change of pace from all of the YA books that make up so much of my TBR pile. If this is more your type of genre then I would definitely recommend giving Samson’s Lovely Mortal a try. As always thanks for reading and come back tomorrow for Day 22!