Title: The Housemate
Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (150 pages)
Publisher: Fireborn Publishing (November 6th, 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Author Ryan Turner, accompanied by his cat, Constable, has just moved into the house he inherited from his aunt. Unfortunately the original owner, Adrian Devoe, also lives there. However, Ryan is unaware of this since Adrian is a vampire. Deciding there is nothing he can do to oust Ryan, Adrian, pretending to be a human with an allergy to sunlight, manages to wrangle an invitation from Ryan to become his housemate.
The two men become friends and slowly realize they are drawn to each other. Then Adrian’s great-uncle, the vampire who turned him, appears to warn Adrian that Darnell–a vampire who almost killed Adrian during the Civil War–has reappeared, intending to finish the job.
The question then becomes, will Adrian be able to keep Ryan and himself safe when Darnell shows up? And if he can, will Ryan be able to accept that the man he has fallen in love with is a vampire and his great-grandfather–although not by blood?
Review: Ryan has inherited his aunt’s house. Though it is huge and too much house for him he is grateful since he was about to lose his old apartment.
Adrian built the house and doesn’t like having to share it. He built it back in Civil war times to help free runaway slaves and found himself in a near death situation. When he couldn’t scare Ryan away and he finds himself interested in Ryan and his cat he decides to take another approach and meet Ryan. Posing as a human with a sun allergy he and Ryan become close, but soon Adrian’s past comes back to haunt them.
This is a very good take on vampires. I liked both Ryan and Adrian. The story is crisp, well written and interesting. I was pulled in from the beginning and very intrigued by Adrian.
My only issue was that at the end it rushed into an epilogue that was mostly Talbot. I am not a big fan of epilogues. I would have preferred another chapter or two that gave us the conclusion instead of the epilogue
If you like stories that are crisp and clean without a lot of details, authors, vampires, a bit of mystery and intrigue and a touch of romance this is for you.