Tantalize by Cythia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Synopsis:Are you predator or prey?
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Quincie Morris has never felt more alone. Her parents are dead, and her hybrid-werewolf first love is threatening to embark on a rite of passage that will separate them forever. Then, as she and her uncle are about to unveil their hot vampire-themed restaurant, a brutal murder leaves them scrambling for a chef. Can Quincie transform their new hire into a culinary Dark Lord before opening night? Can he wow the crowd in his fake fangs, cheap cape, and red contact lenses — or is there more to this earnest face than meets the eye? As human and preternatural forces clash, a deadly love triangle forms, and the line between predator and prey begins to blur. Who’s playing whom? And how long can Quincie play along before she loses everything? TANTALIZE marks Cynthia Leitich Smith’s delicious debut as a preeminent author of dark fantasy.
Okay, so not as good as Eternal. It was very vampireistic, and wrapped up in the Italian resturant idea. It was kind of boring. But really this book is the beginning, that starting part that most authors rush trough to get to the good parts except Cynthia's made a whole novel out of it.
I'm glad I read Eternal first. The vampire and wereperson back stories aren't talked about much in this book yet they're explained in Eternal so READ ETERNAL FIRST. Yes, it wasn't as good as Eternal, but it was still good. If you are thinking about reading it, read Eternal then if you like that read this.
Tantalize is like a very, very Italian resturant with a vampire theme. That's all there is to say, that's what it IS.
Put this book on your TBR list.
Overall- 7.3- Excellent