Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.
His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.
However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.
Samson’s Lovely Mortal is a nice mix of UF, paranormal / vampire love story and mystery. I enjoyed Samson and Aumory a lot, Delilah grew on me.
My Samson’s Lovely Mortal review:
I have had Samson’s Lovely Mortal on my kindle for a very long time, hidden among other gems I got for free when I first started figuring out there were many other genres out there than I was used to reading. While I have now read quite a few paranormal / urban fantasy love stories, in which vampires and humans kind of intermingle, often without the humans knowledge of everything that is ‘other’, this was quite new for me at the time I picked up this story.
While there were many things I enjoyed in Samson’s Lovely Mortal, like the fact that Samson actually had a technical problem when it came to sex, and that he went to see a shrink to get help, there were other aspect that didn’t completely woo me. Especially in the beginning, I found Delilah to be very flat as a character, even if that changed as the story unfolded. The vampires appealed to me in most ways, though, they were brutal even as they tried to conform to human society. Several of them worked for Samson’s company, providing security detail and bodyguards for both humans and vampires, and it was interesting to get to know them all.
The interactions between Samson and Delilah felt a little forced in the beginning of Samson’s Lovely Mortal, then the pace picked up and there was a mystery added to their obvious connection, and I started to truly enjoy myself. Finding out who was after Delilah and why wasn’t all that hard, even though the person behind it all was a surprised to me once I found out alongside Samson and his merry gang of vampires.
Written in third person point of view, past tense, but with a lot of dialogues to let the readers participate in the characters’ interactions, Samson’s Lovely Mortal was a good series start, and I will definitely continue with more books about the Scanguards Vampires in the future.
Some of my favorite Samson’s Lovely Mortal quotes:
“Anger issues? I don’t have anger issues. I’m here for… the issue is… uh, my problem has to do with…” God, since when could he not say the word “sex” without being flustered? […]
“Uh-huh.” The doctor nodded as if he knew something Samson didn’t. “You think it’s a sexual problem. Interesting.”
Good; no other pleasures would be satisfied tonight. Same as the last two hundred and seventy-six nights. Not that he was counting.
After this assignment was over and she was back in New York, she’d go out ore and date. That was the plan. It was an excellent plan, one she’d made during every one of her out-of-town assignments and then promptly dismissed when she’d returned home. This time she meant it, though. Really.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: