THE BITE OF WINTER is a quick read paranormal romance set during the Chirstmas holidays. Overall this was a good read but I was left unsatisfied in the end. Being a novella there is lots that isn't filled in that would have made the story more enjoyable. There is general background information given on Zoey, Ian, and Connor but I was still left wanting more. The writing is fluid and the story interesting but the quick and simple resolutions was disappointing. There simply wasn't room within the story to explore the relationship between Ian and Conner and then the dynamics of their conflict in relationship to Zoey. THE BITE OF WINTER would have been much more enjoyable as a full length story.
I do plan on reading the next installment in the LOVE BITES series. I just hope the next one will be a full length story that will allow for the more fulfilling read that I have experienced when reading other of Smith's stories.
She is theirs to claim. They are hers to save.
Zoey Blake is about as far down on her luck as she can get. A car crash took her parents, leaving her destitute and on the street. When she’s attacked by another homeless person, her lifeblood drains away as her fading vision is filled with the face of a handsome stranger.
Ian Kennedy, a century old Irish vampire, never could resist rescuing a stray. As a few drops of his blood heals Zoey’s wounds, he realizes she’s a sweet, tempting, flesh-and-blood woman. But there’s one problem. Connor, who made Ian promise decades ago: no more mortal lovers.
After another vampire murdered his soulmate, Connor O’Shea swore never to let amortal woman pay the price for loving him. Until he feels Zoey’s skin and tastes her lips.She makes him want to break that vow.
Zoey finds herself caught in their web of seduction. But as Christmas draws near andher grief deepens, happiness seems far out of reach. And Ian and Connor join forces to prove their love is sacred, special…and forever.
Warning: This book contains two scorching-hot Irish vampires, one lady with plenty of pluck but zero luck, naughty lingerie, and enough Christmas cheer to redeem even the darkest creatures.