Stephen Parker's days are as predictable and boring as the tax law he practices. His heart broken by his long-time lover, Stephen is just going through the motions and burying himself in his work. But a chance encounter with Xavier Dumont, a mysterious -- and dead sexy -- younger man, leads to a steamy night that will expand Stephen’s horizons in ways he never expected.
I'm giving Keira Andrews' short story The City of Counts three stars. This was a very cute read but it just didn't have enough to warrant a higher rating, but I did enjoy it and would recommend it to others who are looking for a short vampire story.
This is actually the first book I've read by Keira Andrews and based on this book I'm looking forward to reading more of her books. Her writing style was simple, easy to follow, and the story flowed well. The story is about Stephan (who seems to lead a pretty boring life doing taxes) meeting Xavier while waiting at the DMV. They end up going to dinner then going home and sleeping together. During their sexual encounter Xavier bites Stephan, and Stephan seems to have no problem with it and just accepts that he is a vampire.
I would have liked to have had a little more backstory there, either that Stephan had already believed in vampires or them discussing it further; not just complete acceptance. The ending is very cute, Xavier is gone (I'm guessing this had to do with it being day and the sun but this was never answered either) but he left behind two tickets to Barcelona because Stephan mentioned always wanting to go there. If the author ever writes more stories about Stephan and Xavier I would love to read them (maybe about them in Barcelona that would be fun to read about).
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders