Thursday, January 22, 2009

One More Bite

I finally was able to get Jennifer Rardin's One More Bite (book 5 of the Jaz Parks Series) which came out January 5th. My guy picked it up for me on Tuesday. For some reason Borders said they wouldn't get it until next week though... but Barnes and Noble had it!

I've been looking forward to reading this book and had plans to buy it the day it came out, but it didn't work that way. I was even more excited to read it after Rardin kindly agreed to do an interview!

In OMB Jaz, Vayl, Cole, and an Uninvited guest travel to a remote Bed and Breakfast to kill the enemy of their enemies ally (say that 10x fast!). Jaz must focus on the mission at hand even though there is lots of things to keep her distracted and run her off track (who wants to try and save your enemy?).

The team acts under the guise of attending GhostCon to make more contacts for the business of “laying ghosts to rest” and they get a lot more than they bargained for! Ghosts, witches, action, danger, and maybe a little bit of romance make this book hard to put down and an enjoyable read!

I think this is my favorite Jaz Parks book yet. Jaz seems to be more comfortable in her own skin and able to deal better with all the bad stuff in her past. She is recognizing that she can’t run from others anymore and begins to open herself up again to her friends. She is still funny and stubborn though!

My favorite quote from Jaz is when she is thinking about how hot her vampire boss is even with the gold earring/spy equipment:

Maybe it was his Rom ancestry or Bergman’s sunscreen, but I thought he looked freaking hot. Kinda like Jake Gyllenhaal with fangs and a shudder-to-think-of-it past.(page 76).

I like the Jaz Parks books for several reasons:
Hot vampire character
Strong and independent female lead character
Dangerous spy action
Great characters
Jaz is hilarious
Storyline is well developed
Book is well written
It’s not all about shallow women and hunky vampires having copious amounts of sex because they can’t live without each other.
You want to read more!

This book is fun to read, there is a bit of romance, but it is not a romance! The characters are strong and independent and they don’t jump into bed with each other (even though you sometimes wish they did!). Those that are romantically linked develop relationships before they start pawing each other… which is a nice change. Now, in book 5, relationships have had a chance to be established and grow, and quoting Rardin, “there is a lot of heavy breathing going during One More Bite—and not all of it takes place after foot chases!” I won’t say any more - go read it for yourself!

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