***This read is the compilation of five serialized installments***
Photojournalist Ember Wells year of terror ends with promotion. The highs and lows of the first day of her new job fade quickly when Ember meets her sexy, breathtaking new neighbor, Angelo ‘call me Angel’ Dimitrov. Later Ember would think about making plans with Clay the cute cop that handled her case, a new janitor creeping her out and uncertainty about her stalker, the infamous Watcher.
The Watcher’s return seems undeniable when notes and photos are delivered to Ember and her best friend Laura. After raising Ember’s temperature then her suspicions Angel mysteriously asks for her trust. Clay and Laura meet at Ember’s apartment and Clay’s unhappy Ember looked to Angel for support when he and Laura had interrupted a quarrel. Angel doesn’t want another man close to Ember.
After Clay and Laura leave, Angel unwinds a tale of vampires and forbidden love ending with the Watcher being a vampire hunter intent on luring a pure blood vampire to Ember’s side. Shocked but lucid, Ember decides to trust. Ember’s determined to avoid another rash of murdered women trying to lure Angel when another note is delivered to her threatening to kill her friend unless Ember surrenders.
This straight reprint combines the separate installment for convenience and each dovetails into the next as an exciting chapter break in this fast paced read. . For my taste the pace was a double edged sword as niceties like logic were quickly skimmed or ignored. Even with multiple recognizable clichés, statements and acts this outing is an enjoyable read if the reader doesn’t pick them out.