The Rest Falls Away: Review

I've seen Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles raved about by all my blogger buddies. I've even been to Colleen's blog but until now I haven't read any of the series. Why? I have no idea. The Rest Falls Away has been on my TBR list for a long time. I just never got to it until now.

Victoria Gardella has just come out in society. Her mother's eager to find her a suitable husband. However, not only is Victoria hunting for a husband but for vampires as well. The Gardella Legacy has been passed to her. It is her destiny to keep the world safe from vampires. At her side in the fight is her reluctant partner Max Pesaro, her aunt Eustacia and her maid Verbena.

She leads a double life. During the day, she's the proper lady, poring tea in ladies' drawing rooms and gossiping about rich eligible bachelors. At night, she slips away from ballrooms to stake the undead. As she gets deeper into vampire slaying, she finds it harder to keep her two lives separated, especially after she finds love with the handsome Marquess Rockley.

I really enjoyed The Rest Falls Away. In fact, I'm glad I came to the series late. I have two more to look forward to and I don't have to wait for them to be published. The writing is tight, the dialogue right out of Austen or Heyer. The pacing is just right and there are a few interesting twists.


Also Reviewed By: Chris @ Stuff As Dreams Made On
Stephanie @ Confessions of a Bookaholic
Marg @ Reading Adventures
Kim @ Bold. Blue. Adventure


  1. This really is a fun series. The second book is actually better than the first. Glad to see you liked it.

    I read it last year. If you want to link, here it is:

  2. I read and reviewed the first two in this series too. I LOVED them. I agree with Stephanie that the second is better than the first.

    I have #3 sitting on my shelves and hope to read it soon.

  3. I've *really* got to hurry up and give this series a go.

  4. I reviewed this one too! I thought it was pretty good for a romance novel (not my usual genre)

    Glad you liked them too!

  5. I can't believe I still haven't started reading this series. It seems I am the last one now! It's great to see so many positive reviews and I am looking forward to finally getting around to it...

  6. I've read the first one, and have had the second one on my bedside table for months now! I really should hurry up and read it.

    My review for Rest Falls Away is here

  7. You know, I've seen this book all over the blog world. I need to give it a try.

  8. I won a signed copy of this book and have ARC's of the other two, but haven't read them yet. I guess I'm just waiting for the right challenge.


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