Book Review: Laurell K. Hamilton’s Flirt

Posted October 8, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Laurell K. Hamilton’s Flirt


by Laurell K. Hamilton


Series: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #18

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Hit List, Bloody Bones, Killing Dance, Burnt Offerings, Narcissus in Chains, Obsidian Butterfly, Bite, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin, Blood Noir, Skin Trade, Bullet, Never After, Kiss the Dead, The First Death, Affliction, Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse, Circus of the Damned, "Shutdown", A Kiss of Shadows, Lunatic Café, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight, A Stroke of Midnight, Mistral’s Kiss, A Lick of Frost, Blue Moon, Dead Ice, Jason, Crimson Death.

Genres: Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy

This Paperback has 192 pages and was published by Berkley on February 2, 2010. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Eighteenth in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter erotic urban fantasy series set in an alternate St. Louis, Missouri.

My Take

Ya gotta feel for the girl when she hasn’t clue how to flirt. I almost want her to call up Nathaniel and get some quick instructions. Then again, Anita’s instincts are pretty good at keeping her alive, using the flirting skills she has to keep her sweeties alive. Although, I don’t understand how Anita’s people figured it out about the snipers.

I do love that she puts the “fear of god” in ’em! *snicker* And she does learn how to purposely roll someone enough to make them a Bride of Anita.

The weird thing is that Anita didn’t whine and moan for hours about having to force the ardeur onto one of her kidnappers. It was so refreshing!

A quote that made me chuckle was after Anita has rolled the lion:

He followed me home, can I keep him? had never worked for puppies…and seemed totally inadequate for a whole human being.

Overall though, there just wasn’t the usual tension and challenge…nor was it very complex.

The Story

It’s a shame when you have to hide the people you love from the public. Otherwise, the bad guys can target them and force you to do things. Things like raising a dead wife when you’ve already said no.

But then the werelion clan of assassins who have come to town didn’t do quite enough homework on Anita Blake.

The Characters

I love it! A vicious, sociopath, Nicky, gets tamed. Dang, it’s too bad this doesn’t work in real life!

It’s primarily Anita, Nathaniel, Micah, and Jason as the continuing characters in this installment. The new characters are Nicky, Jacob, Ellen, and Silas as the werelion assassins while their unscrupulous client is Tony Bennington who so deserves what he gets!

The Cover and Title

The cover says it all. A silvery blue metallic background with a razor blade upended because this time when Anita is practicing as a Flirt, she’s walking a razor’s edge.

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