It seems lately I’ve really started to enjoy reading paranormal stories, especially if there is romance entwined in the tales. Avenging Avery by Sheri Lewis Wohl is a tale about vampires, intrigue and romance, set mostly in a small town in Oregon, and I just had to read it.
This is not my first book by Ms. Wohl, so I already knew the book would be well written, and it is. She creates a picturesque setting with a small town surrounded by Oregon’s natural wild beauty. I connected quickly with the main characters, and could see the chemistry between the two. Both Isa and Jeni are well developed. They are drawn together by a shared recent history, and a desire for revenge on the bad guy in the story. This eventually leads to a very slow-burn romance.
I will admit I wanted the romance to progress more quickly in the novel, though that is just a preference of mine. I like romance. There were also a few places in the book where the action and flow of the tale lagged, often when George (the bad guy) was spending pages thinking about how perfect he was. We needed some of this to understand his character, but it sometimes got to be too much.
Other than that, I did enjoy reading this novel, and will be looking for more from this author in the future. I’m giving this book a 3.5 star rating and moving it to 4 stars for the overall writing. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.