Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Bite Me, I'm Yours

Bite Me, I'm Yours
Bite Me, I'm Yours by Stacy McKitrick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was looking for a nice light and fluffy fun read when I started this book. Wow, it is certainly anything but! This is a dark and sometimes difficult book that gives a gritty look at a reluctant romance between a damaged human and a reclusive vampire.

This book starts out just like I wanted it to: there is a human (Sarah) with some baggage who is trying to get a new lease on life. Right out of the gate, she is almost kidnapped and victimized. John, the vampire star of this book, ends up saving her and trying to get her kidnapper to confess his crimes at the police station (he’s a serial killer, by the way). Everything pretty much cascades from there. John is drawn to her and unable to stop himself from accepting a date with the woman who doesn’t remember him. Sarah ends up pulling John into her horribly abusive relationship with her ex almost immediately. John tries his best to protect Sarah, but it seems like she is just determined to find trouble. She’s kidnapped, knocked unconscious, raped, stabbed, and that’s only a high level summary. If you are at all offended by reading about these kinds of scenes (rape, torture, etc.), this is definitely not the book for you. What I thought would be a light read for an afternoon ended up being something that has almost given me nightmares.

The world that this story took place in, however, was creative and new. The side characters and their back stories were interesting and uniquely developed. If you took away the dark and gritty scenes, this might fit the mold of a book I’d easily fall into. There are vampires and a hierarchy that sets up nicely for a series. I could easily see how there would be a book for each “perfect mate” with lots of good sexy times and a nice balanced relationship in the end.

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