Key to Redemption (Gillian Key #3) by Talia Gryphon

TaliaGryphonKeytoRedemptionAs the third book in the series, Key to Redemption tosses you right into the story – no gentle reintroduction to the world or the characters here. Instead, Talia Gryphon opens up with our heroine Gillian, an empathic ex-Marine and psychiatrist, getting a van-load of new patients, one of whom is the Phantom of the Opera, in need of sex therapy.

To be honest, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first two. The whole sex therapy angle really wasn’t my cup of tea, although I think it was done well enough. Unfortunately, that was pretty much the meat of the novel and, while it did lead to some character development for Gillian and Aleksei (her vampire lover), I felt like the overall story of the epic battle against Dracula was neglected. In fact, it felt like this book was all about sex and not about the characters, which was a little disappointing. I think I’ll give this series one more installment and then, if it doesn’t change course, it’ll become one to borrow from the library, not one I’ll keep buying.

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