Saving her family means saving the world.
Vampire Anna Strong should be enjoying life with her new husband, Frey, but she’s too devastated by the loss of her mother to focus on much else. That is, until her niece’s best friend is kidnapped, and Anna leaps into action.
Angry citizens blame the recent rash of kidnappings on France’s immigrant population and threaten retribution that could upset the economy of the entire nation. If Anna is going to save the girl and her family vineyard, she’ll need the help of one of the oldest vampires in existence—her good friend Vlad.
Vlad and Anna set out to solve the kidnappings and save Southern France, but they soon discover the stakes are higher than they imagined. If they fail, it could be the end of the world as they know it.
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Two years after the final book released, Jeanne C. Stein returns for one more adventure with Anna! Anna and the Vampire Prince takes place some time after the events of Blood Drive and has Anna in Paris with her niece and father, as her mother died just weeks ago. It's been difficult, but slowly, but surely, Anna and her family are moving on.
Then tragedy strikes yet again, one of Trish's friends has gone missing. She is yet another teenager to be kidnapped. There have been a few missing teenager cases lately, where after the kidnappers make their ransom demands, and the parents pay it, the teenager is then found dead shortly thereafter. Anna is determined that Trish's friend does not meet the same fate.
Helping her is the one and only, Vlad. Yes, that Vlad! Together the two are determined to find Cecily and bring her back home. But there's still more trouble afoot in Paris. It seems some of Steffan's followers are still around and looking to cause trouble. The bloody kind.
It's been soooo long since I read the last Anna Strong book, I was almost afraid I would be swimming in confusion with this one, but luckily that was not the case. Jeanne gives just enough of the necessary details to what's happened since then that reading this one was a breeze. Granted, I couldn't really remember Steffan well, but there's a reason for that!
I liked the tension between Anna and Vlad. True, Anna is happily married to Frey and doesn't plan on ever leaving him. Yet, one can't help but notice Vlad there. And both Anna and Frey know their time together is limited since Frey doesn't have the same lifespan as Anna. So I could almost feasibly see them getting together sometime far, far into the future!
I truly enjoyed this short little adventure Vlad and Anna took together. I can't help but wonder now if we might see them again in another novella at some point!
Overall Rating 5/5 stars