I regret to inform you that the Regency Buffy book – aka, The Rest Falls Away, by Colleen Gleason, #1 in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series – just is not very good. At all. The prose is clunky, and there’s no pacing, and the love triangle has so little chemistry from any angle that I fear that in the vicinity of these three characters matter is actually continuous and not particulate in nature. The hilarious presence of magical protective Catholic navel piercing talismans does not make up for these problems.
With that understood, please go now about your business.