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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Bit of Escapism, September 30, 2011
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This review is from: Overbite (Insatiable) (Paperback)
"Everything was a disaster. Now, in one night, Meena had not only slain one ex-boyfriend who'd turned out to be a vampire, but she had another one in her bed. She couldn't imagine how things could possibly get worse, unless her brother walked into the apartment, found Lucien Antonescu there, and called Alaric Wulf, who would undoubtedly launch an all-out military assault on the place that would include smoke grenades and possibly tear gas." - from Overbite

Six months have passed since the cataclysmic confrontation between the Palatine Guard (the Vatican's secret army of demon-hunters) and Lucien Antonescu (eldest son of Dracula and ruler of all demon life on the mortal side of hell) in Manhattan's St. George's Cathedral. Meena Harper, who lost her job and her apartment shortly after she started dating Lucien, has decided to make a clean sweep of things. She's starting her life anew and she never thinks about the Prince of Darkness anymore. Okay, that's a lie. She thinks about him all the time but she does try not to miss him. Meena - thanks to her eerie psychic ability to tell when someone is going to die - has started a new job, with the Palatine Guard no less. It's an uphill battle, but she's trying to convince the members of the Guard that not every demon is irredeemable. She's firmly convince, for instance, that there is still a lot of good in Lucien Antonescu and that he still possesses his mortal soul. Predictably, Meena's sometime partner and sort-of friend Alaric Wulf is the most vociferous opponent of her theory.

Meena's life has always been a little odd. It was no picnic growing up as the `you're gonna die girl,' especially in high school. But things are no longer odd, they are spinning out of control. Lucien Antonescu is back in the forefront of her life, showing up just in time to save her from a newly-made-vampire ex-boyfriend who was intent on getting a taste of Meena's special psychic blood. Meena wants to believe that Lucien is okay, but he is different somehow. To her he appears sick and weakened and Meena isn't sure what she can do to help him.

Meanwhile, dozens of tourists have disappeared from the city and neither the NYPD nor the Guard can figure out why. Maybe Padre Calienté - Father Henrique Mauricio - can lend a helping hand. Assigned to the newly refurbished St. George's, Father Henrique earned a reputation for top tier demon hunting in his native Brazil. It's a shame that Meena doesn't trust the charismatic young priest but then again, neither does Alaric Wulf. His instincts, at least, are usually sound. Meena is going to have to work fast to uncover the sinister forces at work in New York because whoever is behind the escalating disappearances seems to be working his way up to her.

Overbite is quite a bit shorter than its predecessor, Insatiable, but that volume has a lot of background and scene-setting whereas this sequel sticks to the action-driven plot. Once again, Ms. Cabot has managed to blend her trademark humor with romance, mystery and paranormal shenanigans to produce a well written novel that's also a whole lot of fun to read. From what I can gather, most of the less positive reviewers of this book were unhappy because they didn't like the way things turned out for Meena, but I liked the ending just fine. Together, Insatiable and Overbite are the perfect escapist reads for a lazy day.
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