Today's review is on: Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
I have just reading the first installment of Nicole Peeler's Jane True series, Tempest Rising.
Jane has never felt that she really fit in with the rest of the residents of Rockabill, Maine. After all, her mother appears out of nowhere one day, she was born out of wedlock, her mother then mysteriously disappeared one stormy day, she swims in the ocean year round, and her boyfriend dies one evening while "trying to save her." No wonder the residents all look at her with contempt.
One evening while enjoying her nightly swim she comes upon a dead body and drags it to shore for someone else to find. Little did she know that she would fall head over heels for the sexy and unbearably hot vampire Ryu who has been sent by a group of supernaturals to investigate the death of the victim.
Suddenly Jane; who has come to find out that she herself is not entirely human, is thrown into a hair-raising adventure. There is someone killing the half-breeds, and her name is literally next on the list. Ryu say's that he will protect her and to trust no one.
I really liked this book, but feel that it's missing something. One or two times things get pretty steamy, but then fall far from the mark further in the book, and the reader is left with a sense of "oh, they're having sex again. Blah, blah." If you are going to start with steam, then by all means continue with it.
All in all, I still give it 4 out of 5 stars and will continue to read the series. Maybe it gets steamy again.