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Dead Perfect by Amanda Ashley
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Sep 22, 11

bookshelves: i-own, 2011-books, all-time-favorite
Read from September 21 to 22, 2011 — I own a copy

Amanda Ashley does it again. I am helplessly in love with her books. She takes a simple vampire story and turns it into one of love, understanding, and new beginnings.

Faced with a deadly illness, Shannah Davis begins following Ronan for months believing he's a vampire who can save her. Finally she gets up the courage...somewhat...and knocks on his door in the late afternoon. Unexpectedly he answers and, believing he's not a vampire, she turns to leave but faints before getting far.

From his first taste of the unconscious Shannah in his arms, Ronan knows she's dying. What he doesn't know is what makes him allow her to stay the day while he sleeps, but he does and finds her the next night when he rises.

As a successful author under many names, all of them women, Ronan's publicist and agent have been pursuing him to do a tour. The idea comes to him that she could pretend to be the author, but first he has to convince her.

She's dying anyways right? Why not have a little fun. Despite Ronan's suggestions, Shannah can't help but notice the odds things about him, nor ease the uneasy feeling she gets about him.

Spending time preparing her for the book tour, Ronan quickly realizes what's happening to him. He's falling in love with a mortal, on that won't even live the normal length of a mortal's life. Although she came looking for a vampire, he can't bring himself to tell her what he really is. But as her sickness progresses, he gives her his blood, which sets the illness back and wipes it from her mind.

Never before has she been wined and dined the way Ronan has done for her since he came into her life. Her life has suddenly become exciting and she's aware her feelings are morphing into more for him.

There for her when her sickness strikes, through natural disasters, Ronan can no longer imagine a life without her in it.

When his secret is revealed by vampire hunter Jim Hewitt and reporter Carl Overstreet, who both make their presence known throughout the book. Although the clues were there, the truth is still hard to swallow, but after talking it through, it appears Ronan hasn't lost her.

Knowing the only option to keep her with him is if he were to turn her, he verbally puts the idea out there and takes her to meet some of his vampire acquaintances to show her vampire lives almost normal lives.

Unfortunately, she hasn't agreed yet when her illness is too much for his blood to fight. Not able to let her go, he brings her over and faces her wrath when she learns what she's become.

It takes him nights to talk her into coming home and a few more before she would allow him to help her. But like true lover, she realizes she would have been dead and she can't think of not being with Ronan and all is forgiven.

With a wedding to plan and eternity together, these two couldn't have been more perfect.
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Amanda Ashley
“You don't think I'm going to deflower you under your father's roof, do you?”
Amanda Ashley, Dead Perfect

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