Oleg Petrosian, the self-made Russian Billionaire, wonders when his un-beating heart will experience a glimmer of love. On a business trip to London, to seal a gas deal, he meets Sam Latham, the chef at a swanky restaurant in South Kensington. After she caters for a business meeting at his nearby home, his private Learjet (flown by his cosmonaut sister) whisks Oleg, Sam and her younger actress sister to Oleg’s cliff top home in Russia’s Anapa, a health resort on the Black Sea. But can their fledgling romance survive Oleg’s deep, dark secret?
Oleg is a vampire, but it’s not the main focus of this fun, quick love story. The pace is fast, but fits the length and plot. I came across a few editing issues, but it was nothing big and did not detract from the book at all.
Sam is a fantastic chef stuck in a dead end horrible job. That is until Oleg shows up one night and is captivated by her mousse first and then the chef herself. Along with catering Oleg’s events she finds love. Sam accepts Oleg’s being a vampire remarkably easy, but this is a paranormal. I much prefer the quick, complete acceptance of his undead state to those books whose whole plot is hiding it or the heroine has such a hard time accepting it. I enjoyed having the focus of the story on other things.
I really liked Oleg; he was straight forward and knew what he wanted. When he loves, apparently he does it with his whole heart. His sister was wonderfully, awkwardly funny. Maybe we’ll get her story next?