6.01.2011

Book Review: Vampire Relationship Guide (Evelyn Lafont)

Synopsis:

Josie wants what she's never been able to have--sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world's richest vamps, she doesn't stop to question her luck; she just jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, secretly hoping that she'll come home with a party favor in the shape of a sexy coffin dweller.

But the great undead, much to Josie's chagrin, aren't just pale sexbots with pointy teeth waiting to satisfy her carnal desires; they are dangerous--and sometimes cranky. With a single-minded focus on fulfilling her sole sexual longing, Josie unwittingly entrenches herself in the twisted and sometimes antagonistic world of vampire relationships with no one to guide her, but herself.

Review:

I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started this book, but I soon found that it was going to be a light, fun read.  Though the title implies this book might be a paranormal romance, I think I would put this more under the "chick lit" category.  It's full of dating dilemmas, insecurities and the inner drama that hysterical in a way that only thirty-something, single, chick lit character can pull off.

This story was different from most vampire stories in that humans know about vampires.  They even enacted employment laws that forced businesses to stay open through the night to accommodate them both as employees and as patrons!  Hey, at least equal opportunity employment is still alive and well!

Of course, a vampire story is nothing without a little bit of good vs. evil and Josie soon finds herself tangled up in a mess of vampires that are vying for her attention for different reasons.  There's the super suave and sexy Gregory and the dark and distant Walker.  Of course, Josie is smitten over Gregory and isn't sure what to make of Walker.  Soon she finds out that outward appearances aren't always what they seem. And now, despite a lifetime to dreaming about being romanced by a vampire, she now has more vampire love interests than she knows what to do with.

Rating:


I liked this book.  It was a fun, short read that gave a different twist on vampire romances.  It was a change of pace and at only 90 pages, it was a good "in between" book.  It also made me laugh a few times which is always refreshing.

Heat Factor:


Hot under the collar!  There's only one sex scene in this novella and while it was short, it was steamy!

Overall, this was a quick, fun read that I would recommend to fans of chick lit who want a little vampire action thrown in or to paranormal romance fans who want a little chick lit to break up the genre a bit.

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