Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: It Happened One Bite (Regency Vampyre trilogy #1) by Lydia Dare

Synopsis (Goodreads):
From a castle in the rugged Scottish Highlands to the glittering salons of Edinburgh high society, the playground for the rich, titled and undead will never be the same when ultra-correct gentleman vampire Lord Kettering and feisty witch Blaire Lindsay make sparks fly.
My Thoughts: I went into this book expecting a light, fluffy read.  It sounded intriguing but I didn't think it would blow me away.  However, I really, really ended up liking James.  His reaction to Blaire was hilarious.  I loved when he'd go to seduce her or enthrall her and end up completely enraptured by her scent or smile.  It made me grin like a stupid person every single time.

Now, I'm not wrong in thinking that while this is a new series, it ties in with the Westfield Wolves series, right?  And I feel a little lame for asking that because, after doing a little research, I see that Benjamin Westfield was the main character in book 2 of that series.  So, yeah.  New series but tied to the other.  Nice.  Now, the good news is that I haven't read all of the WW series (okay, fine! I've only read the 1st) but I wasn't lost in the least with this book.

As I said before, James got me good.  His reactions, thoughts, yearning for Blaire were so damn cute.  I just wanted to pinch his cheeks and pat him on the head.  Then he started with the kissing and I had to fan myself a bit.  That vamp can kiss.  Of course, he had a very willing partner.  Blaire jumped in with both feet and guns blazing and all those other things that people do.  She got a taste and she wanted more.  I appreciate that in a woman made to wear long skirts and lots of layers.

I ended up having a good time reading this book.  It was fun.  It was sexy.  It had vampires. Win/win/win.

More books by Lydia Dare

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  1. Great review!! I haven't read the Westfield Wolves although they are sitting on my shelf, this makes want to read them and to get stuck into this one too. You have inspired me! Thanks!

  2. C.J: Yay! I liked the 1st Westfield Wolves book and I liked this one... maybe *I* need to go and read the rest of the series, too!

  3. Oh, you grin like a stupid person? So. Do. I.

  4. I haven't read this but I keep seeing it everywhere. I want to read it now! you're right, Definite WIN.