The dilemma at the heart of fan favorite Sims’ third Midnight Liaisons novel is a true killer: the heroine is dying. This offbeat and humorous tale is layered with a touch of pathos, proving Sims is on a roll with this series.

A genetic test told Marie years ago she would likely die of the same incurable disease her mother did, which is why Marie avoided relationships. Now that she is manifesting symptoms of the disease, Marie knows her time is running out. But while working at the Midnight Liaison’s dating service for supernaturals, Marie comes up with a solution: Get someone to turn her to cure her disease. Unfortunately, a turning incident that went badly has resulted in a blanket forbiddance of any shapeshifter turning a human. That leaves the vamps, so Marie needs to find one willing to turn her. But sexy were-cougar Joshua Russell catches her after a failed date and throws a major wrench into her entire strategy. (POCKET, Sep., 360 pp., $7.99)
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Jill M. Smith