I’ve read and enjoyed Tanith Davenport’s work in the past, so I looked forward to checking out Sleepwalker, a paranormal erotic romance short story. It tells the tale of Tally Haslam, a woman who is a herbalist and aromatherapist, who hasn’t been in a relationship for a while. One night stands are all well and good, but anything more seems impossible as men get the wrong idea about her because of her choice of profession.
Her customers also ask her to make an aphrodisiac, a task she’s happy to take on, but it’s difficult, given she has no one to test her creations on. Just to add insult to injury, she sleepwalks, too.
In an attempt to get away from it all, Tally goes to nearby Madigan Hall for their annual Paranormal Evening. On the first night, much to her dismay, she sleepwalks. But what makes it even more disturbing is the fact that when she wakes up, she’s outside the room of another guest, one who she catches in the act of pleasuring himself. She manages to get away without him seeing her, but her awkwardness is not easy to ignore when she finds herself at the same table as him the following evening. There’s clearly an attraction there, but when the paranormal evening starts properly, Tally ends up seeing the ghost of the Blue Lady, who seems attached to her, somehow.
When Tally wakes up outside Kyle’s room again, she’s floored, especially when it becomes apparent that the Blue Lady has led her to him deliberately. She has no idea what the hell is going on, but doesn’t have time to find out, as Kyle discovers her outside his room…
This was a really fun story, with Tanith’s usual great writing style and hot sex. The storyline was intriguing, particularly as different threads got woven in. The only downside to Sleepwalker is that it was too short – I wanted more, much more of this tale. But, nevertheless, I’d recommend this to fans of paranormal erotic romance.