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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Review of Paranormal Romance Mystery: The Botticelli Affair by Traci Slatton

Title: The Botticelli Affair
Series: The Cambridge Chronicles
Author: Traci Slatton

Official Synopsis
Luscious art forger Laila Cambridge has a little vampire problem…. She’s a high-spirited woman with a sordid past, trying to go straight. Enter gorgeous John Bolingbroke, a half-vampire with news of her missing father. From New York through Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome, while fleeing ruthless vampires, Laila searches desperately for her father and a lost painting that holds a coveted secret.

My Review
Are you an art enthusiast as well as a paranormal romance lover? Do you love the Da Vinci code? Is mystery thrillers with a budding romance you thing? If you answered yes to these questions, then you will love The Botticelli Affair.

We follow Laila, an ex-art forger who has decided to turn her life around. She lives life to the fullest, but hides her secret pain of her father's disappearance and the results of her skewed past. When John, a mysterious stranger enters her life she is thrown for a loop. He seems interested in her, yet pulls away, and he seems to know things about her that no stranger should know. She discovers that he knows her father and she is soon in the middle of a war between dangerous vampires and an elite group of humans that will do anything to stop them.What she didn't expect is for him to be a vampire, and worse - that she would fall in love with him. What happens when the man your life and that of humanity depends on keeping you safe is one of the enemy?

With not only her life, but that of her father's on the line, it is up to Laila and John to stop the vampires from getting information that can put the world in their hands or lose everything they hold dear- including their lives!

This book is full of mystery, danger, and budding romance. What was strange is that I actually finding my favorite character to be not Laila or John, but Laila's best friend Fern. The relationship they share is so sweet and everything you would want in a best friend. Laila is tons of fun, but troubled and flawed which makes her seem "real". John seems so wise and is the quintessential hero: noble, handsome, and strong. What sets this book apart is the references to art and art history that made me feel like my guilty pleasure is actually teaching me something - score for me! The one issue I had is that it took some time to really get going, but once it did I could not put it down. This book is Interview of the Vampire meets The Da Vinci code. It was full of fun, nail-biting action!

This book is rated 3.5 fangs


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