by A. L. Ritchardson

October 2003
ISBN: 1-58608-338-4
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A woman, sitting in a restaurant with her friends feels herself being watched. Her friends are quick to notice this handsome man doing the looking. Having been burned before by fix-ups, she isnít willing to look, let alone meet him in person. But fate has something else in store for her and the handsome stranger.

Being a closet romantic, she has given up on the idea of finding the ONE. Her soul mate and true love. With her courtship by Tarantin, she is slowly convinced that just maybe love does exist and that he is her love. Just when she thinks that he is about to ask her to marry him, he springs something totally different on her.

Tarantin is a vampire, and he never told her, he just turned her without her permission. Now she must figure out how to survive and if her love can survive this developmentl. With the appearance of an old enemy of Tarantinís her love and resolve are tested beyond anything she could ever imagine.

Thirst for Love is told in the first person. We never know the narratorís name. We know the names of everyone else around her, but not hers. That bugs the heck out of me. As a reader, I like to know the name of the heroine of my story. Her actions, while understandable in the beginning, began to really get on my last nerve throughout the rest of this book. Her unwavering refusal to understand him, ask questions and even try to understand why he did what he did was childish, selfish and self-centered. This would have been better if we could have some idea of what Tarantin was thinking throughout this whole ordeal. We might have gotten a more unbiased view of the relationship. The resolution was rushed and rather simplistic.

Other readers might enjoy this story, but this reviewer was just bored.

Reviewed in January 2004 by Carolyn.

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