Cameo and the Highwayman picks up immediately following the events of Cameo the Assassin. And I wish I could say that things are looking up for our heroine, but the hits just keep on coming. Cameo is on a mission to recapture her sister’s remains for her vampire master Haffef. Opal and Kyrian are at her side. But just one day after they arrive on the distant shores near the royal palace, Cameo encounters Edel, a vampire who also calls Haffef his master.
Edel thinks that he has escaped Haffef and forces Cameo to stay with him, as a companion. To pacify her, he allows her a night with Opal. Finally, the two of them have a chance to admit their growing feelings for one another and act on them. But their happiness is short-lived, as events rip Opal away from Cameo and she is prevented from coming to his aid.
This book seemed shorter than the one before it, more like a novella than a full-blown novel. And I was disappointed. Because I wanted more. The tension, the action, the emotion… all kept building and building until it all exploded at the book’s conclusion. I was surprised at the way things ended and frankly kind of pissed off that I couldn’t find out what happens next. That’s right. We’ve got a cliffhanger here and it’s a doozy. This sequel better than the original and you can be sure I intend to read Cameo and the Vampire when it comes out in the fall. 4 1/2 stars.
Cameo and the Highwaymanby Dawn McCullough-WhiteRelease Date: January 11, 2011Publisher: CreateSpace