Snow White and the Vampire (The Cursed Princes #2)
by Marina Myles
Fog And Fascination
Alba Spencer thought her past in Romania and the dark magic that haunted it was behind her forever. She is one of the first female barristers now, safe in London. But London has its dark side, too. A man called the Ripper stalks the midnight streets. There are rumors that her hated stepmother has found her again, suggestions that the nightmares of her childhood are returning. And with them appears the cursed Gypsy boy she once loved, grown into a man more seductive and more terrifying than she ever could have dreamed…
Dimitri Grigorescu has become a surgeon, a gentleman—and a vampire. The lusts that drive his body are scarcely under control, and even he does not truly know what he is capable of. To fight evil and confusion, Alba must rely only on her wits—and a desire that overwhelms her doubts…
Alba has started a new life in London. She left Romania years ago trying to escape her stepmother who wants her dead and to forget her lost childhood love. She has changed her name and thought everything was going good. In London however a man called the Ripper is killing people. Alba has to face her fears when she comes face to face with Dimitri. Dimitri is the gypsy she loved as a child and she thought dead. Now her step mother has found her as well. There is a curse and Alba seems to be at the center of it. She has to figure out who to trust and who not to and how to stop the curse. Her only chance may be Dimitri who is now a surgeon and a vampire.
I really enjoy fairy tale retelling and paranormal books. I thought this sounded like a great mixture of the two. It was a good read. The plot is a good one. You have gypsies, an evil step mother, vampires, the Ripper and more. Alba is very confused at what is going on but she figures things out. While she might have given up she doesn't. Dimitri is scared of what he is and doesn't know what all he will do. He loves Alba and that has never stopped but at times he is afraid to be alone with her. They can't deny their love but are afraid of what may happen. There is a lot you learn as you read and it unravels as you turn the pages. This book is a good read but I didn't connect with it. I liked it as I read but nit the I have to see what will happen next. If you like fairytale retelling you may enjoy this one
3 out of 5 Bats~Pam