Sophie Morgan is 23 and has always done the right thing. She’s caused no stress for her family, worked hard through university, has taken a successful leap onto the career ladder and nurtured a reasonably healthy bank balance. It’s no small surprise then when, on a post relationship break-up, mini-break to Antwerp, she pursues a pair of thieves who steal her friend’s handbag. But this is only the start of her world being turned upside down. She quickly learns that vampires exist, her neighbors aren’t what they seem and new boyfriends can be found in the strangest of situations. – Goodreads.com
I’ve certainly read my share of vampire books, but this was somewhat of a new take and a fun read.
Sophie is an easy character to like. She’s not perfect – she occasionally acts before she thinks, struggles with the right decisions, and is completely insecure when it comes to men – but that’s what makes it easy to relate to her character. The way her relationship with Mickey gradually developed was very believable and a refreshing change from what I’ve seen in other books of this genre. Sophie’s questionable choices got her into some interesting predicaments in this book, but she never backed down from challenges and played the hand she was dealt.
There were some repetitive words and incorrect word choices in some areas that may have been missed in editing and I felt like the first part of the book contained some backstory that could have been woven into the storyline a little better instead of having several pages of explanation about Sophie’s life.
Relative Strangers has some good laughs, a lot of action, very likable characters, and a nice twist at the end that sets up the next book in this series. A very enjoyable read!
This review is based on a digital copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.