Book Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Novella
Book Series: Chicagoland Vampires 13.5
Released: 7/17/2018 InterMix
Pages: 79 Price: $1.99 e-book
Source: I own a copy of this book.
Merit, Sentinel of Chicago’s Cadogan House, is pregnant. She’s ready to meet her daughter, but also very excited about the possibility of seeing her feet again. But trouble always seems to find her…
Ethan and Merit have been married for eight months, and they’re preparing for life-with-baby. Ethan’s battling his overprotectiveness, while Merit’s hoping she can figure out how to be a loving parent given her family’s chilliness.
While out on an evening walk, Merit stops to help a human in need, only to find herself under attack. A sociopath with a debt figures pregnant Merit is an easy target–and Cadogan House would pay handsomely for her return…
This was a fun return to a finished series! Since I hadn’t made much progress in my ARC of Wild Hunger I decided to put it off a little longer and read this book before diving too far into that one. I’m glad I did as it keeps the timeline intact being a reader that prefers to read in the order of release.
In this short visit to the world of Chicagoland Vampires, we get to witness a very pregnant Merit in all her shining, waddling glory! Not being a kid person or interested in pregnancy at all I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading about Merit’s experience giving birth to the world’s first-born vampire. Of course, Ethan was a hoot and it was pretty awesome to see some familiar faces around the house. There was also this whole side story revolving around Jonah and Margot!!! Much of the plot revolved around some chaos affecting Merit which is pretty typical for this series. I was delighted to see Merit was her usual kick-ass self, even if her body was currently incubating a vampire miracle.
If you are a fan of the series and looking forward to Wild Hunger releasing next month I suggest picking this one up to tide you over. It was a lot of fun and I found myself laughing out loud in several parts. The last chapter was super sweet as well.
My Rating: 5 Stars