Book 45: A Vampire’s Kiss (The Manigault Vampires) by Laura Stamps

Posted June 3, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


About: “Sara Gadsden is a Wiccan Green Witch addicted to paranormal romance novels and their gorgeous vampire heroes. Like most people, she has no idea vampires actually exist until she meets Drayton Manigault at a Samhain party. Dray is not only one of Columbia’s wealthiest businessmen, but he’s also been a vampire for the last 145 years. Oh, and he’s totally yummy. When Dray offers Sara a job working for his computer company, Manigault Technologies, fantasy collides with reality, and Sara’s future is suddenly transformed into one wild, smokin’ HOT ride!”  Link to get it on Amazon

Normally my reviews list what I loved, what I liked, what I thought was OK, and what I didn’t like.  This series lends itself to a different type of review!  I have read the first 4 that have been released so this review encompasses all of them (so this same review will appear in all 4–have avoided spoilers the best I can)!

What is worthy of 5 wine glasses (Yummy Goodness):  Sara does and says everything that we all wish we would be like if we ever met the man of our fantasies.  She is out-spoken, straight forward, and goes for what she wants.  She is fun to read and I dare any PNR reader to not identify with her on some level.  I mean she references Ash *YUM* (though I am more a Dev girl LOL)!  Dray is just the yummy goodness fantasies are made from and yet the thing I think that really wins me over about him is his sweetness (don’t laugh-something about a southern gent opening car doors, walking you home is enough to make me go all girly)!

What is worthy of 4 wine glasses (Teasing Goodness):  The moments between these two are H-O-T!  I mean fan yourself off hot and there is very little left lacking. I like the humor and the flirtation between these two, it adds a fun sensuality to the mix. That really starts to blossom for me between them in 3 and 4.

What is worthy of 3 wine glasses (Good but want more):  I think the friends in this book are fantastic.  I want more of them but since this is Sara/Dray’s story, I will survive.  They really do add a great layer to the story and just saying the brother, hubba hubba and fun!

Why did I give it a 4:  I would recommend this to any PNR reader who can handle the steam (though honestly most can).  This is an ADULT novel and highly enjoyable.  Great read with a good glass of wine.  It is steamy, hot, and raunchy but oh so good at all 3!

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