Series: V-Date.Com #1
Published by Sourcebooks Source: Netgalley
Genres: Vampires, Alpha Guy, Erotica, Humorous, Law Enforcement, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
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It’s Bridget Jones with vampires in this fresh and funny paranormal romance from debut author Juliet Lyons
When Silver Harris kisses sexy Irish vampire Logan Byrne on New Year's Eve, she knows other humans just won't suffice. Convinced she'll never see him again, she joins the uber-popular vampire dating site, V-Date.com.
What Silver doesn't know is that the site is more dangerous than she could ever imagined, and soon she's in over her head. When Logan returns, sparks fly and attraction sizzles, but they'll have to escape some very real demons if they have any chance of lasting forever.
I don’t know what I was fully expecting out of this book, but honestly whatever I was expecting, the book was way better. I think I went into this thinking it was going to be more romantic comedy then anything else, mostly because that’s kind of how much online dating books tend to go, a lot of weird first dates, finally finding the right guy (although almost always not through the website) and some laughs and a HEA as the cherry on top.
This book totally had some funny moments, don’t get me wrong, but I wouldn’t call the book a romantic comedy. I loved how the book started off, frankly Silver at a party throwing drinks at people is good way to both get a good laugh, and get good sense of her personality. Silver is sassy, sometimes combative, has a lot of guts, has great inner monologue, and she is just honestly fun to read and easy to like.
As for the whole vampire element to this book, I have to say I like how it was handled. Vamps are out in the open, but it’s almost like nonchalant like, sure there are vampires out in the world, but they don’t require blood, and no one really fears them. That actually kind of worked for me, mostly because the vampires were more like people, they had the same traits they had when they were human, they just were stronger, maybe had an ability or two, and lived forever (so basically if you were a sociopath as a human you were an even worse sociopath as a vamp, but most of them seemed to be just normal).
Our hero is the vampire Logan, who Silver meets right as the book starts, is kind of awesome. He really comes off as a good guy. He has some inherited abilities, he was a healer as a human, so that just expanded when he was made a vampire. Now that’s not to say that this dude doesn’t have some baggage, let’s just say his “family” ain’t the best.
I enjoyed this book all the way through. It was interesting to get to know the vampire world. Silver had some seriously bad dates on the vampire service, which were fun to read. Silver and Logan argued like the best of them, but in a way that always seemed to result in their clothes coming off, so look out for some steamy in this book. I also liked Silver trying to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared, and how that all tied into what was happening in present day. I without a doubt will be reading more by the author in the future, and I’m looking forward to reading more of this series.