Won a vampire basket at the WisRWA Conference, with an ARC of this title. With a blurb that starts out with the declaration: “Our sister is marrying a vampire.” who wouldn’t give that a go?
Caroline Cabot reminds me a lot of Eleanor in Sense & Sensibility – very practical and more mother than sister to the two younger – the beautiful bride-to-be Vivienne (Marianne) and the flighty, fanciful Portia (Margaret). She decides to see for herself if her sister’s merely marrying well or if her immortal soul is in dire peril. Viscount Adrian Kane keeps after-dark hours, is unbelievably handsome – and there’s nary a mirror in sight. And then there’s the dark broody poet Julian, who turns out to be Adrian’s younger brother.
Austen meets Whitney. I really couldn’t keep from comparing this to Sense & Sensibility, with a vampire twist. With all the self-sacrifice and nobility, gothic castles and brooding heroes. This is a predictible, but entertaining read.