Paranormal Romance Review: Take It Like a Vamp by Candace Havens (Outstanding)

Posted July 23rd, 2012 by in 2012 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 24 comments

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Vampire Nick Christos might have been born in the Middle Ages, but those days seem tame compared to the last eight years spent ruling the Supernatural Council. The only respite in his long days of governing is with his sweet neighbor Casey Meyers. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but no way will he risk anything more with a human. Not with his blood thirsty ex on the prowl and out to ruin Nick’s life.

But when said crazy ex shows up at the ball and flies her freak flag high, Nick has more to worry about than keeping his hands off his neighbor. He’ll have to stay closer than ever if he hopes to keep her alive, but will she want to leave him forever when she learns the truth?

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Overall Rating 4.25
Character Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.00

First thought when Finished: What a deliciously fun read for a hot scorching afternoon! πŸ™‚

What I thought of the Characters: I loved the characters in Take it Like a Vamp! Nick was the smoldering hottie that we, aka me, wished really did live next door. He is kind, sweet, protective, and a little over-bearing at times (every good alpha is *sigh*). Casey, to me, is who stole the show though. She was talented, smart, and get this AN AVERAGE SIZED gal with gumption. She had some meat on her bones, some insecurities, and was loyal to a fault. She would help out anyone who needed it! Last but least, my Linc! He is Nick’s best friend and HOT, HOT, HOT! This had better be a series because I’m ready for the next book (it had better feature Linc)!

What I thought of the Romance: The chemistry between Nick and Casey is evident from the beginning and feels very organic. I love friends to lovers romances–they are the best! Their attraction just jumps off the page at you and doesn’t feel forced! I felt that their personalities fit each other and that made the smexy better! I love when the main leads “fit”–different enough to keep each other on their toes but share enough in common that you can see a friend base there.

What I thought of the Story: Overall the story was fun, light, and perfect for a lazy afternoon read. It was easy to devour in one setting! There was a little action, a little smexy time, a little fun, and all around a good love story!

Final Thought: I will be waiting on book 2!

PS: I don’t normally do this but the book is only $2.99 on Kindle, I thought I would pass that info along πŸ™‚ Β You guys know that I am a big stickler on e-book pricing so I have to support smart business choices when I see them!!!

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24 Responses to “Paranormal Romance Review: Take It Like a Vamp by Candace Havens (Outstanding)”

  1. Mary
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    Ooh, cheap AND good! Just the way I like it. And OMG–an average-sized gal? Not a waif or “athletic” or skinny or curved in all the right places without an ounce of fat on her? AWESOME!

  2. Heidi

    Was this part of your Doin’ It Dirty weekend? I also enjoy friends to lovers romances, they are always so realisitc. I am glad to hear this was a good, fun read especially for the price of $2.99. I will have to check it out! Oh boy I see you are reading Gone Girl! I can’t wait to see how you like it! That book is a head trip!

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