THE UNDEAD NEXT DOOR
This entertaining story has a great sense of continuity, with frequent appearances by characters from previous books. The hero is sympathetic yet not pathetic, and the heroine is strong and independent. Her little girl adds nicely to the story. The bad guy is quite villainous, but there's enough humor and romance to keep the story from being too dark.
Mistaken by his attacker as Jean-Luc's latest love interest, Heather, her daughter and her housekeeper must submit to his protection. This leads to confrontations with her obnoxious ex and a shock when she discovers what Jean-Luc and his friends really are. (Avon, Feb., 384 pp., $6.99)