CROSS YOUR HEART
Bardsley’s gift for humor and passion is a reader’s delight. Her newest hero is a sexy and irreverent charmer, just what’s needed to shake up the set-in-her-ways heroine. If you’re in need of a mood elevator, this is just what the doctor ordered!
On a visit to check on the old abandoned Silverstone estate, Elizabeth Silverstone Bretton was killed and turned into a vampire. Elizabeth now makes her home in Broken Heart. Town members searching the old mansion may have unwittingly released a ghost with a 150-year-old grudge. Fighting off the murderous spirit, Elizabeth is rescued by the all-too-sexy were-jaguar Tez Jones. Tez is more than happy to lend his skills to help Elizabeth solve the old mystery before it turns deadly for many of the town’s bonded lovers. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Sep., 320 pp., $7.99)
Jill M. Smith