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~A Girl's Guide to Vampires~

by Katie MacAlister

Heroine: tall and sturdy

       

          Librarian Joy Randall has a guilty pleasure--she enjoys reading the "Moravian" vampire romance series. But she never for one moment believed there was a grain of truth to them until she visited the Czech Republic and met a Dark One up close and personal.

 

          Trouble is, she's only met him psychically, when he drew her awareness within himself and let her feel him feeding.  She has no idea what he actually looks like, which is unfortunate since he could be one of the many men who are fighting with each other to win her affections--and the prime suspect in a murder case.

 

What worked for me:

 

           If one thing stood out overall in this story, it was the humor; there were some great lines of dialogue in it. (I would say the next most noticeable attribute was the heat of the sex scenes.)

 

           The mystery piece was fun.  I thought I had nailed down who the killer was, but the ending surprised me a bit.

 

           There were not one but two delectable hunks to drool over.

 

           Size-wise Joy was six feet tall and very sturdy. 

 

What didn't work for me:

 

             I had some trouble suspending my disbelief, not so much over the vampirism, but over some of the heroine's actions.  I'm the kind of reader who puts herself in the main character's shoes, and I just could not see myself doing some of the things Joy did.

 

             The first person point of view made it harder to get to know the other characters in the book. I also felt like Joy's best friend Roxy could have had more "screen time".

      

Overall:

             "A Girl's Guide to Vampires" is a lighthearted romp for folks who enjoy humor in their paranormals, but for those who prefer their vampire books on the serious and scary side, it might not click.

Warning: It goes without saying that there are some elements of the occult in this story, but it also has some spicy moments sexually.

If you liked "A Girl's Guide to Vampires" you might also enjoy "Heaven in Your Eyes", "I Dream of You", "Wishes", and the Halloween reading list.

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