Drawing from her strengths, she decides to set up a matchmaking business, helping the lonely to find a soulmate. But something unusual happens, something unexpected—her first client doesn’t fit the regular profile. Victor is dark, handsome, emotionally available...and a vampire.
Suddenly Shalini’s already disrupted world becomes a place where rules no longer apply. She must learn to adapt to her new occupation of finding The One for a prospective clientele of vampires, shape-shifters, and other beings more likely to bite first and ask questions later. And there are those out there who are less than happy with her entrepreneurial spirit.
But just as Shalini begins to think she can cope with anything, she discovers that she has bitten off more than she can chew, and played with powerful forces that have the potential to not only destroy the Lost Souls Dating Agency—but Shalini herself.
The heroine Shalini has an unusual background and there were an awful lot of comments about her name and how it should be pronounced which, if honest, I found a tad juvenile but I think this book is probably aimed at slightly younger readers. Is it a romance? Well, there is a romantic element but it's perhaps more of a paranormal tale with a slightly sweet edge to it. It most certainly gives a refreshing view of vampires, weres etc. Poor Shalini does seem a little out of her depth and yet she seems to cope with anything thrown at her. I'm not sure if she is just lucky or if there is some sort of karmic plan at work. What didn't quite work for me was her needing an assistant so quickly, as to be frank her case load is not exactly a heavy one, but it does open up new avenues for the author (and reader) to explore.
So a good beginning and there is even a cliffhanger to tempt readers to want more. Not for those seeking a fast action packed read, but ideal for readers wanting some light urban fantasy with a twist.
I was gifted a copy I of this by the publisher for an honest review.