This is the ninth installment of Ms. Bartlett's Real Vampire series. The story is like coming home again to your best friends and family. I have been hooked on these books since I picked up the first one. What first drew me in was the title of the book. Ms. Bartlett keeps each book fresh with the same characters and adding new ones to the mix. Be on the lookout for the tenth installment of the wonderful series, Real Vampires Know Size Matters, which will be out in December of 2013.
Glory St. Clair follows her boyfriend and sire, Jerry, to his family home in Scotland after they have a disagreement. She doesn't know how he will react to her being there but is happy when he welcomes her with open arms. Things go very wrong when Jerry's ex-girlfriend stabs him. She doesn't remember doing it, the only thing she remembers is talking to an old woman at the gates of the castle. When Jerry comes to, he doesn't remember the last few centuries. He doesn’t remember Glory but he is drawn to her. Glory finds out her mother is alive and behind the attack on Jerry. She doesn't think he is good enough for Glory. Glory's mother is a goddess from Olympus and she wants Glory to move there with her. They make a deal. Glory will, with an open mind, go on one date with 5 different gods her mother will choose and she will try and fix what she did to Jerry’s memory. After several really bad dates Glory decides it may be for the best to take Jerry back to Texas where he will be around people and places he knows.
Even though full-figured vampire Glory St. Clair knows a kilt won’t do her hips any favors, she’s willing to travel to Scotland and beyond for Jeremiah Campbell, her hunky on-again, off-again lover. Glory is thrilled when their reunion is a welcome one—until an attack leaves Jerry with amnesia, unable to remember their centuries together.
While Jerry doesn’t remember Glory, he’s more than willing to take what she freely offers—her ancient blood and her generous body. But when she tries to get him to travel to the New World in a flying machine, he thinks she’s cracked, especially since she wants him to work with his ancient rival to get his memory back.
With her lover stuck in the past and an unknown enemy plotting against them, Glory isn’t sure where to turn. But when Jerry puts his life on the line to save her, Glory knows the man she loves is still there—and she’ll do anything to get him back…