Title: The Vampire and the P.I.
Author: JP Bowie
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Characters: Sean Martin, Arturo Menendez
Sub-Genre: Vampire, Erotic Romance, Mystery
When Sean Martin was shot in the hip he thought his days in law enforcement were over. Leaving the force with commendations and a healthy disability agreement he opened up his own private investigative business, and for a while enjoyed success until a jealous and homophobic ex-colleague spread a story about Sean assaulting an underage boy, the son of an influential congressman.
Overnight, Sean’s business tanked, leaving him broke and with zero clients. That is until Master Vampire, Rafael Barrantes, hires him to find the murderer of Julian Hunter, a young male escort. Sean isn’t crazy about working for a vampire—but all that changes when he meets Arturo Menendez, Rafael’s private secretary.
The stunning and uninhibited Arturo wastes no time in showing his admiration for the handsome PI. He immediately tries, and succeeds in seducing Sean. In between bouts of the most amazing sex Sean has ever had, he discovers that the facts surrounding Julian’s murder have been swept under the carpet. Perhaps by pressure from his wealthy ‘clients’ whose veneer of respectability might be irreparably damaged if it were disclosed they had used Julian’s services.
With Arturo’s help, Sean wades through a web of deceit, lies and treachery trying not only to find Julian’s killer, but also to vindicate himself of the false rape charge that ruined his career. In the process he is beaten, kidnapped by a bad cop, and bitten by a rogue vampire. With the odds stacked against him, can he possibly ever solve the mystery of Julian’s murder, and can Arturo, even with his vampire powers, save Sean from a grisly death?
Wow! The Vampire and the PI is a great start to a new series! I absolutely loved this book! It is a refreshing take on a much told tale and I highly enjoyed the unique and interesting story Mr. Bowie has created.
Where do I start? For one thing, I loved the main characters in this book. Sean is a private investigator that has a run of bad luck. He’s been falsely accused of something *you’ll have to read it to find out* and it’s ruined his both professional career and his reputation in general. When he is approached by a the powerful vampire, Rafael, to help him find lover’s killer Sean takes the case. He is leery with working with vampires, but needs the money and hopes if he solves the case it will somehow help his reputation. When he meets Rafael’s secretary, Arturo, he is immediately attracted to the young looking vampire. Before Sean knows it, he is swept into a heated romance with Arturo and trying the solve the case of his life.
I loved this book! Sean is a smart and sexy man. I liked his determination to solve his case and loved his willpower and inner strength. As he and Arturo get to know one another I admit I loved every scene these two men had together. Arturo is tenacious and super sexy. Honestly, once the two men meet, Sean’s heart never had a chance. I loved how their relationship evolved and enjoyed watching them fall deeply in love. They truly made a great team together and their story is definitely a memorable one.
Another great thing about this book was the suspenseful storyline it had too. Mr. Bowie has written a very interesting who-done-it that kept this reader guessing what was going to happen next.
The Vampire and the PI has everything I look for when I read a romance. Between the amazing characters, hot sex and nail-biting suspense I was in Heaven the entire time I read it. I absolutely cannot wait until the next book in the series comes out!! In my opinion, Mr. Bowie can’t write it fast enough. The Vampire and the PI is a delightful read that I know I will read again and again. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a well-written paranormal romance. You won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed By: Gabbi