Sunday, October 7, 2018

#BookReview – ‘Samson’s Lovely Mortal’ by Tina Folsom


Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it's the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he's a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.


Delilah is in San Francisco to audit a company called Scanguards, and she suspects someone is embezzling money. After she gets too close to the truth, someone tries to kill her. She bangs on a stranger’s front door for help.
Samson has a little problem: he can’t get an erection. It’s been nine months and zip, nada, nothing. When a strange woman begs for his help, he desperate and thinks she’s the stripper/hooker his friends hired for his birthday to help with his problem. After he forcibly kisses the panicked woman and finally gets an erection, his friends and the real stripper show up. Talk about a humiliating situation.
Delilah is a human, Samson is a vampire, and their relationship starts out strong. Though he only meant to use her to fix his problem, their chemistry is instant and one night isn’t enough. On his part, it’s almost a case of insta-love but definitely insta-lust for both of them. Samson’s friends are also his coworkers, and they’re downright loyal. As the owner of a bodyguard company, Scanguards, he doesn’t pay much attention to the human side of his business, just the vampire side, and conflict arises when he finds out Delilah works for him.
I really liked this book. Delilah and Samson are likable characters. She’s strong, snarky, and confident in herself. When she finds out he’s a vampire, she completely freaks out on him. In some books, the heroine accepts this kind of thing too easily, but Delilah was appropriately terrified, intrigued, and desperate to escape him even though her heart told her to give Samson a second chance. I love emotional turmoil.
The minor characters are great. Yummy Amaury, Thomas, and Ricky! Carl is sooo sweet. I love reading in someone’s POV who’s not the H/h—it gives the story more flavor—as long as the POV shifts are done correctly (which they were in this story).
Though I liked the book, it could use a light edit to clean up stray periods and unneeded commas.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this book from Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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