author: Charlaine Harris
series: Sookie Stackhouse #4
published: 3 May 2005
publisher: Ace Books
genre(s): paranormal, romance
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Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift: she can read minds. That’s not exactly every man’s idea of date bait – unless they’re undead; vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that’s just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire, she doesn’t just drive on by. He hasn’t got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy – and dead – as ever. But now he has amnesia, he’s sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help – because whoever took his memory now wants his life.
a few notes
content warning: ❗some graphic violence, gore❗
spicy rating: 🔥🔥🔥
language level: 0🤬s
POV: 1st person
keywords/phrases: amnesia, vampires, witches
There’s just something about Sookie that I adore, even though she and I are about as different as it’s possible to be! But Bill… that’s a more complicated relationship for me. Even though he’s barely even in this book, that’s enough to remind me that I’m just not sure how I feel about him. I can appreciate his protectiveness of Sookie, that’s not over the top. But he’s just so damn oblivious to her life, and he comes across as condescending so many times. And then there’s Eric. He may not understand humans, but he picks up on all the little things that Bill is blind to. Even as he claims to care less for humans, he’s always 100% there for Sookie in his own way. Which made this book my favorite thus far! We see a different side of him, and I love the way they are together! Was the end a little bittersweet? I thought so, but how else could it be with a human and a vampire?