Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Vampire Relationship Guide: Volume One: Meeting and Mating

Vampire Relationship Guide: Volume One: Meeting and Mating
by Evelyn LaFont

Received this ARC as an e-book. Free of charge in exchange for an honest review and participating in the promotional blog tour.

The blog tour is being hosted by The Bookish Snob Promotions.
The tour runs April 15, 2011 - May 15, 2011.  You can view the whole tour schedule here.  My tour day is April 22, 2011 and I will be featuring an interview with author Evelyn LaFont!  Be sure to stop back!

Amazon Product Description:
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.

*This book is a novella.

My thoughts:

This was a fast, fun read.  The characters are great! Josie is spunky and funny, Gregory is smooth and mysterious, and Walker....what can a girl say about Walker!  He is rough and crass, but you can see the soft and suave under the surface (it just doesn't like to show!).  I was IN from the first page.  Couldn't wait to see what would happen next and fell in love with Josie's personality!  Gregory seems "off" from the start.  Of course that could be the relationship cynic in me.  If it seems too good to be true - it is.  I enjoyed the interactions of Josie and Walker, I love the attraction that they each try to ignore.  The story moves quickly and doesn't leave you hanging.  I would have loved to see this story fleshed out more and moved from a novella to a full length story.  I feel that the characters and the storyline could  have sustained a longer book.  If I had to say there was one thing that disappointed me - it would be that the story was over too fast.  I can't wait for Volume Two!