Saturday, September 6, 2014

Review: Bite Me I’m Yours by Stacy McKitrick

Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Series: Bitten by Love #2
Rating:3.5 stars

Official Blurb:

Sarah's known monsters...and John isn't one. Sarah's life isn't going well. She's divorced from an abusive jerk, been drugged, stuffed in her trunk and nearly kidnapped. Between that and a harsh winter, it's almost more than a girl can take. She's rightly distrusting of any man's affection, so an ice-skating date with John - who doesn't seem to feel the cold - isn't exactly on her bucket list. Yet something about him captures her attention.

John is determined to live as an ordinary mortal. He's moved into the city, bought a sports bar and works there as the bartender. As a new vampire, he's never considered dating, until he meets Sarah. Prudence dictates he stay away from her, but everything about her calls to him...right down to her cute animal socks.

Sure, finding out John is a vampire is scary, but Sarah's learned not all monsters have fangs. Besides, someone else isn't too happy about their budding relationship. Sarah will have to survive before getting her chance at love.

ARC courtesy of NetGalley and the publishers 

I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d find within the pages of Bite Me I’m Yours (BMIY), but the blurb had me intrigued. This story tells the tale of a romantically battered woman named Sarah who finds that she has a connection to local bar owner, John. She knows she’s far from ready to re-join the dating game, but she can’t get John out of her mind. Sarah throws caution to the wind and agrees to a date with him. One date leads to another, and before she knows it, she’s dating a vampire. Sarah takes the news gracefully, but living life on the dangerous side isn’t exactly new to her. When her troubled past and a serial killer come to haunt her, she has to survive first before she can explore her relationship with John.

I really enjoyed BMIY. It’s refreshing to read about a vampire who just wants to live his life like normal person. Though John is far from normal, he wants to feel as he did before his humanity was taken from him. Sarah is that heavenly slice of humanity for him, but loving her comes at a serious price. Sarah’s already dealing with a psychotic abusive ex husband. Add in a serial killer and a strange series of accidents, and you find that loving Sarah isn’t exactly easy.  I think what I liked most about this story was the sheer fact that the typical vampire personality and traits were bypassed. Sure John has a possessive, protective streak inside of him when it comes to Sarah’s safety, but he doesn’t go full on cave man “Me Tarzan, You Jane” either. Fans of vampire novels will either love or hate this book. I still more in the middle. As I’ve mentioned John’s normalcy was refreshing, but I know others will see BMIY as merely Twilight spin off. I’d recommend this book for someone who was looking for something off the beaten path when it comes to the typically vampire novel. If you want brooding, alpha male, scary vampires then this isn’t the book for you. 

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