Mercy Jansen works at a museum where
she is currently preparing for a fundraiser, a costumed
one. While it keeps her busy, she subconsciously thinks
about the visitor she has been having in her dreams. The
dreams are erotic and her dream man always manages to stay
just out of her focus. Ryan McGinnis works for some people
who know that there are lots of things that go out in the
night. Things that can really hurt you -- like vampires.
Ryan was sent as protection for Mercy, but the Council is
acting slowly on his reports.
On the night of the party, Mercy comes
not only face to face with the man in her dreams, but also
with Ryan. Finding out about vampires and that one is
fixated on her is almost as scary as her fast attraction to
Ryan. Ryan knows that he has to keep Mercy safe, but his
instant need for her is not helping him do his job. When
help becomes a setup, can Mercy and Ryan keep safe and
eliminate the danger by the time the sun come up?
Before Dawn brings a vampire hunter and a
potential vampire victim together with little time to defeat
the vampire they have in common. Mercy has wondered for a
while now who her dream man is and why she can’t ever stay
asleep long enough to see his face. Ryan learned the hard
way that vampires not only “live,” but they will kill
mercilessly. Mercy and Ryan came together with an instant
attraction that exploded on touch. I thoroughly enjoyed
watching them figure out not only why Mercy had been
targeted, but also how they won the night at the end.
Before Dawn is a paranormal with a vampire in it,
but he is not a main character. I have to admit that I was
happy to read about a vampire who was not a good person.
It's something a bit different.