Book Twenty of 2012: THE KEEPERS by Heather Graham

At the core of New Orleans lie the otherworldly vampires and shape-shifters that hide in plain sight among mankind. As one of the Keepers, an elite group possessing superior skill and strength, Fiona MacDonald’s duty is to maintain peace in a place where one vampire’s bite could ignite war. When Detective Jagger DeFarge, a vampire, is called in at the discovery of a body drained of blood, both the detective and Fiona must join uneasy forces.Jagger will stop at nothing to find the murderer– including working with the sensual and suspicious Fiona. As more die, it becomes clear that this isn’t the work of an ordinary vampire. No one is safe. So when the killer’s attention turns to Fiona, will Jagger risk destroying his own species to protect the woman he so passionately desires?
The Keepers: Three extraordinary sisters, balancing the duties of their birthrights and the yearnings of their hearts…

Every now and then, or at least for me all the time, you need to read a mindless book. More often than not, that is a romance. I cannot stand contemporary romance so I go for what I like best, Paranormal Romance. Sadly, I didn’t care for this book. I like that there’s a mystery and that there is romance, but neither one was quite hitting the mark.

The mystery just didn’t seem to hold that much suspense. I’m a pretty oblivious person, but I had it figured out WAY before the main characters. I prefer to be just as involved as the heroes and if it turns out I’m being more involved than them, there’s something wrong.

The romance is also lacking. The characters have an attraction and there is a steaminess to them, but that’s it. I really didn’t get the feel of true interaction and a connection between them. It seemed that the mystery had priority, which is fine, but neither one really left their mark.

Personally, I’ve read better books from Graham.  I just think she could have done better with this one.

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