Must Love Vampires by Heidi Betts – DNF

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DNF stands for Did Not Finish in case you were wondering.  Made it to page 100 of this book before I threw in the towel.    After looking up more of the titles this author wrote I think I know why.  This isn’t the typical type of book she writes.  She normally writes those Harlequin style romance books, the thin little pulp paperbacks and this is only one of three paranormal books on the list.  Not that there is anything wrong with the little Harlequin books, but I don’t typically read them..

The lead female was annoying, almost ditsy at times and I couldn’t get the motivation behind her character’s actions.  The male lead was alright, but we didn’t get to be in his P.O.V for very long, perhaps if the story came from him I could have stuck it out longer.  The book was set in Vegas and I could not stop myself from rolling my eyes at all the cliches, for the setting and the character’s actions. The book wanted to be funny, but the humor came off as trying too hard to me.   The dialog and vocabulary was off as well almost as if it was written by two different people, perhaps an overaggressive editor.   Juvenile at time and then almost sophisticated for the same character.  I can understand changing it up when you switch characters,  after all you want them to read as you would hear them in life and stay true to their identity   Now I like romance books, but this embraced all of the negative stereotypes that the genre is know for and not in a good way.

I know I’m being kinda harsh, but it just wasn’t what I was expecting and perhaps I should have checked into the authors profile more before I started this book.  I think it would be a good choice for someone that isn’t a paranormal fan but doesn’t mind reading something a little outside their normal scope.  I’m not sorry for having tried it, it wasn’t as awful as some books I did not finish, it just isn’t for me, and life is too short for bad books. Have you read this book?  Do you agree or disagree with me?

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