If you have followed my book reviews for some time now, you will know that I am a big fan of the Cowboy and the Vampire series. It all started with me picking up a random book completely on name alone. I mean think about it: who isn’t intrigued by a book called The Cowboy and The Vampire?! That book started me out on a fantastic journey that has now brought me to book number four in the series: The Last Sunset.
If you haven’t read any of the previous books in the series, I must warn you that this review might include a few spoilers. If that doesn’t bother you, keep reading. Curious about the first book? Make sure you check out my review of it and then pick yourself up a copy! You will love it.
The Cowboy and the Vampire: The Last Sunset.
LonePine, Wyoming has been relatively peaceful in the last two years since vampires have left the town alone. Struggling with her responsibilities as queen of the vampires, Lizzie decided it would be best to head to Russia leaving poor Tucker behind. Both are miserable, but they continue forward as separate individuals living in separate worlds determined to keep it that way. However, the peacefulness of LonePine and the world of vampires are about to get shaken up and brought together again.
The Last Sunset focuses on the continued relationship, or what’s left of it, of Tucker and Lizzie as they find themselves together once again dealing with another threat. Lizzie needs the help of Tucker’s brother to figure out why some vampires are going to sleep in the morning and not waking up again at night, so she sets out for LonePine once again. Unfortunately, Lizzies arrival sets off a series of events that may put the entire town of LonePine at risk when it turns out that a new cult in town is connected to the issues plaguing the vampires.
Much like the previous books, Tucker and Lizzie find themselves in a fight for their lives, but this book has a different feel to it than the previous ones. I’m sure a lot of it is the result of the deteriorated relationship between Tucker and Lizzie. There is a lot of pain and hurt that has occurred between the two of them, so I wasn’t surprised at the difference. However, I found myself yearning for them to put aside their pain and remember what brought them together in the first place from the moment they first come together in the book. It was kind of hard to see them at each other’s throats even if it was understandable.
I enjoyed the action in the book quite a bit too. I wondered if this book would kick off with the craziness like in the previous books, and I was not disappointed. Look at it this way: if the title the Cowboy and the Vampire wasn’t enough to make the book sound interesting, add in the fact that a religious death cult goes up against said cowboy and vampire and now you have something really interesting! But what makes the book even better is the return of my two favorite characters: Rex, Tucker’s loyal canine companion, and Lenny, Tucker’s loyal, conspiracy-theorist friend. If you want to know why they continue to be my favorites, you have to read the book!
I’m easily giving this book five stars, and I highly recommend it to anyone! If you’ve read the previous three books, you will not be disappointed in this one. It provides some nice closure to the events of the previous book, which I think we all needed. I was so shaken up by the ended of book three that I couldn’t wait to see how things turned out in book four. I’m happy to finally have the chance to find out.