written by Lara Nance
published by Lara Nance
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I’ll be honest. I agreed to review this book because I thought the title was silly and because I was fairly certain it was going to be awful. I expected sentence fragments, grammatical errors, and the rambling storylines that often accompany self-published books.
I. Was. Wrong.
I loved it. I finished it in a night. It was cute, and romantic, and if I were a teenage girl I’d consider hanging a poster. Nance doesn’t take the whole “vampire” thing too seriously, and I think that’s what makes this book work. Instead of groaning when she dresses her vampires in black, sexy outfits, I found myself giggling. When the leading man-vampire (manpire?) likes to cook and has a soft spot for orphans and preppy clothes, the dark, sexy vampire underworld seems just a bit silly, and I liked that. The story’s common enough (I mean, girl-who-falls-for-vampire isn’t exactly a novel idea), but Nance made it feel new, and in a world of TwilightTrueBloodVampireDiaries, that’s saying something.
Would I recommend it: Sure! Get yourself a glass of wine, tune your Pandora station to “Seven Devils Radio,” and read away.
Will I read it again: I’m excited to read the rest of the series.
About the book: When Advertising Executive Talia Quinton takes on the unwelcome job of promoting the country of Romania, she has no idea it will involve rescuing a real vampire and being thrust into a conflict among warring vampire factions in New York.