Monday, October 31, 2011

Review: Must Love Vampires by Heidi Betts

Title: Must Love Vampires
Author: Heidi Betts 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: Kensington
Source: Sent

 Love At First Bite
Nightclub dancer Chloe Lamoureaux just met the man of her dreams: Aidan Raines is charming, considerate, rich, and hot. Of course, he’s a little mysterious about his age. And his favorite drink. And he’s not much for sunlight. But he’s asked her to marry him, and she’s ready to do it. Sure, she has a few secrets too—but they’ll have plenty of time to work things out while they’re living happily ever after. Right?Her identical twin sister, Chuck, isn’t so sure. Maybe reporting for the local Bigfoot-sighting tabloid doesn’t make her an expert, but to Chuck, Aidan and his brother Sebastian look like honest-to-Dracula vampires. Especially Sebastian: beguiling, seductive, and just a hint of dangerous. Maybe she wouldn’t mind him taking a little taste. But with Chloe’s life in the balance, she has to know—do they want hot love or hot blood? Or maybe...a little of both (goodreads)

Must Love Vampires is  actually two books in one about two twin sisters Chuck & Chloe. Both are very different from each, but happen to fall for brothers who are vampires. Their stories happen at the same time, but are told in two different books.  I normally don't comment on covers, but I have to say I didn't visualize any of the characters looking like the models on the covers.

Vampnapped (book one)

VampNapped is about Chuck, who writes for the tabloid paper the Tattler. She's tired of making up stories and wants to find a paranormal story that was true. Chuck thinks that Sebastian Raines, the owner of the casino Inferno where she works as a show girl is a vampire. In order to find out more about him, she trades places with her sister.  She gets more then she bargains for when instead of just following him she meets him & he kidnaps her. Sebastian is tired of gold digging girls going after his brother, so he sets out to find more about the girl his brother Aidan is dating-Chloe. He has no idea that he grabbed the wrong twin.

Chuck and Sebastien were a lot of fun. I loved the chemistry between the two, and the sex scenes were hot. While the actual plot was thin, and there were some inconsistencies I tried not to let this bother me as this was a novella and not everything is explained as well as we would like it to be.  The one thing that did bother me though was that I knew certain lines were supposed to be funny, but just rubbed me the wrong way. One instance was when Chuck was snooping in Sebastien's apartment she comes across some vases and Chuck goes: "pronounced Vah-zez I'm sure".  I don't know why that bothered me, but it did. There was a little bit of world building that could have been a bit deeper or explained better but I liked the characters so much that I let that slide. 

Married...with Fangs (book two)

Married with Fangs is Chloe's story and I enjoyed this one much more then the first.  Chloe has a reason for letting her sister Chuck take her place on stage. She's eloping with Aidan Raines, a guy she's been dating for a month. Chloe knows that the romance has been fast, but knows Aidan is the one for her. Little do they know that they both are hiding secrets from each other. Aidan doesn't know how tell Chloe that he is a vampire and Chloe waits to tell him that she has a son.

This is a novella, so when both accepted their secrets a little too easily, I didn't mind-because I said with the first one novellas are hard to fit everything in that I'd like them character development wise.  There is a lot of chemistry between Aidan and Chloe, and the sex scenes are just as hot as they were in Vampnapped.  I enjoyed how they both reacted to their secrets coming out and that it didn't break them up.  I also really liked how Chloe worries about her sister Chuck once she finds out that Aidan is a vampire and the scene between the four of them.

Must Loves Vampire is a light, fast read that is meant to be fun. There could have been more character development and a little bit more explanation for certain things, but I thought this was a fun Halloween read.