Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #18)

Published in: 2010
Pages: 192
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 18 in the Anita Blake series

Book description:
When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn’t the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington’s grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.

My review:
This was a short book, thankfully. It was a bit crap. The old Anita that had started to peek through the previous story is nowhere to be seen in this one. Sure, she gets kidnapped because of her zombie raising- like the Anita of old- but she solves her problems through sex. And really, it’s not that great of a story.

Not much happens in this short book, it felt rushed and like Laurell was trying to get another book out because she had to, not because she had an actual story. No matter how she justifies it at the end of the book, describing how she came up with the idea for the book. It just feels a little bit like a filler-story, something that could have been a nouvella.

Final review:
Flirt rating:
Would I re-read it? Not really, I didn’t see the point of this book.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, fans of paranormal romances.

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