The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1

Available: NOW ebook only Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance- Novella

Publisher: Helios Media

My Copy: Sent For Review

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

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This was a fluffy read that would have only taken me one sitting if I would have been able to find a quiet place to sit down and read.

Josie really wants to date a vampire. They usually have tons of money and second hand reports claim they are gods in bed. What more could a girl want right? Josie is tired of her predictable everyday “normal” life. So when she gets invited to a vamp party she jumps to say yes. Upon arriving she locks eyes with the suave Gregory and sparks fly. But Gregory isn’t the only vamp interested in Josie. Walker, a mysterious, often rude vamp, keeps showing up everywhere Josie seems to be.

Trying to decide between the gorgeous Gregory and the enigma Walker is turning out to be more difficult then Josie expected. Especially since Gregory isn’t always the laid back man he pretends to be. Though Walker isn’t exactly who he claims to be either. Girls that look a lot like Josie are turning up missing and one of them knows more then they are letting on.

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This was one of those books that kinda pulls you in and keeps you entertained effortlessly. Fairly short so those of you speed readers won’t have to set a lot of time aside for it. Intrigue, suspense and a bit of heat. I say a bit because the sex scenes were very tame. Much, much tamer then anything I’ve read lately.

The storyline was fast paced but I did have a few issues with the main character Josie. I totally understood her attraction to vampires but what I didn’t understand was her fascination with Gregory. From the get go she finds him attractive sure, but she always seemed to be warring with herself to actually like him. He said and did everything right (for a while) but yet she still couldn’t seem to make herself believe in him. It felt like she really only wanted him for his stature within the community…and his money.

Besides the Gregory issues I wish Josie would have been more content with herself. She’s in her early thirties, she doesn’t have one foot in the grave yet. Yet she seems to have to get married…quickly….and to a vampire…nothing else will do. A girl wants to get married yes, but for me to truly bond with female character I want her to be happy with herself. You don’t need  man and all that. Girl power Josie….girl power.

I loved Walker’s mysteriousness. Yeah, he’s an ass about a lot of things and always knows how to stick his foot in his mouth, but honestly Josie got uptight real quick so I don’t necessarily blame Walker for all the upset. His character was tough, strong and cocky….the trifecta in hotness when dealing with fictional charisma.

Once the climax is reveled it was slightly predictable…though still fun. I enjoyed the build up towards the end and will most likely carry my warm fuzzies from the ending of this one to the next installment. Since we till don’t know much about Walker except for the basics. I’m hoping that will be taken care of in the next book.

Instead of reading like a book it read more like a talk with a friend. I enjoyed that. LaFont uses all kinds of slang and her writing is witty and funny. I will be keeping my eye out for the next book in the series.

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I give The Vampire Relationship Guide by Evelyn LaFont 3.50 stars!

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