Review for Rakes in Tartan by Suz DeMello

Setting: London, 1816

The social season promises both love and danger for Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver, Highland heirs arrived in London to seek brides. The Scotsmen must negotiate the complicated morés of high society to woo and win an exquisite debutante and her passionate, unconventional mother while keeping their vampire heritage a secret.

But evil stalks the ballroom at Almack’s, the streets of Piccadilly, the drawing rooms of the ton. Headless bodies have been found drained of their blood, for another vampire haunts the streets of London, murdering noblemen. As he draws ever closer, Tor and Andrew must fight not only for love, but for their lives.

Shawna's Review

Rakes in Tartan is the fifth book in the; A Highland Vampires Romance series by Suz deMello. Even though it is in a series it can also be read as a standalone. This was a good read with hot and sexy scenes, a little mystery and some good characters you will grown to love. Both Torquil Kilburn and Andrew MacReiver find women they just can’t seem to stay away from but with a killer on the loose they must also fight to stay alive.    

4 out of 5 stars


An award-winning, best-selling traditional romance novelist, Suz deMello uses a pseudonym to protect her privacy. But if you're a romance fan, you've probably read her books or have heard of her. She's known for layered, compelling novels charged with humor as well as emotion.

Of her journey to the steamier side of writing, Suz says, "I love writing traditional romances, but after several years in the same mode, I felt that I really needed to cut loose as a creative artist and write hot, sexy books that reflect the wilder side of being human."

Suz's books are fast-paced with seductive situations, complicated characters and a whole lot of kink! 

Like many writers, Suz lives more than one life at a time (that's one of our superpowers, along with making cool stuff up). Here's her combined author bio:

Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written nineteen books in several genres, including memoir, nonfiction, romance, erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she's worked for Totally Bound, Ai Press, and several other publishers. She also takes private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She's left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She's now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.

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