Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
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Soulless begins when Alexia, who is a prenatural, ends up killing a vampire. Most vampires know exactly what she is and not to mess with her. But this one wouldn't let up no matter what, so she had to take matters into her own hands.
This opens up a whole new world of problems for Alexia, and one of them being bringing in the werewolf Lord Maccon who she can't stand, but also can't help be attracted to.
These two must work together in order to figure out what's going on with the missing vampires, and werewolves. However, it's possible that these two feel a lot more for each other than they let on, and as family, friends, and near death experiences get in the way these two will fight to the end to get their happily ever after.
This was a brilliant new refreshing take on historical, and vampires! I adored this book.
It had the unique blend of paranormal along with a hilarious heroine and a alpha male hero.
The heroine had me laughing out loud several times, and the whole plot line filled with mystery, a dash of romance, also had me devouring the book all in one sitting.
This was a great start to this series, and I look forward to more now.