Between a Vamp and a Hard Place (Midnight Liaisons #5) by Jessica Sims

 Between a Vamp and a Hard Place is my first time reading Jessica Sims. In all honesty, I didn’t know that this was the fifth book in an existing series.  Having said that, not having read the previous books did not hinder my reading experience at all.

Two roommates (and business partners) are in Venice to hopefully reap the rewards of an estate sale. Finding great antiques and selling them online is a job for Lindsey Hughes as well as a calling. It’s when she stumbles upon a 600 year old vampire that things take a turn for the unexpected and otherworldly.

So… the down and dirty. I had a hard time believing reactions and acceptance while reading. It was a bit too much of insta-everything. Time to accept things and move on does happen, it just comes off somewhat immature and unrealistic at times. Having said that, I was totally invested ‘til the end. I wanted to know what would happen and by whom. I needed closure to the mystery as well. I totally got it and I’m glad I kept reading until the end.

I dunno guys… I didn’t LOVE it, but it wasn’t a bad read either. I know authors hate a wishy-washy review and I hate that mine is; but what can I say other than  my honest thoughts? I am sure Midnight Liaisons has a fan base and that they will love it.

In the wickedly funny spirit of bestselling authors Kerrelyn Sparks and Molly Harper, this sexy paranormal romance features an estate broker and a 600-year-old vampire out for revenge.

Lindsey Hughes loves antiques and couldn’t be happier to make a living in the estate sale business. But when her assistant accidentally buys an entire estate without her approval, Lindsey is forced to clean up the mess herself.

Lindsey travels to the newly purchased, age-old house in Venice, Italy, and soon discovers more than she (never) bargained for. While digging through the hoarder’s trove that fills every floor, she finds a secret staircase behind a wall that leads to a strange coffin…with an even stranger inhabitant.

Vampire Rand FitzWulf has been in his coffin for 600 years. But now that he’s awake, he’s ravenous, and there’s a delicious-smelling woman with a rare blood type in his basement. Luckily, Lindsey has more to offer than blood: she agrees to travel throughout Europe with Rand to help him get revenge on the one who turned him. But as the unlikely pair grows closer, will the billionaire vampire be overtaken by his thirst for blood—or his thirst for love?

*ARC provided by the publisher, 
Pocket Books, in exchange for an honest review.

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