ARC A Vampire’s Promise – DNF

A Vampire's Promise

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Release Date: June 5, 2014

I received this ARC book from the publisher through Net Galley for a honest review.

Book Synopsis from Goodreads:

Rowan Harper is nothing but a smart-mouthed bookstore clerk with a crappy love life on the night she walks into Rosie’s Bar. Most of the drama in her life is borrowed from her best friend’s adventures. But when she meets Gabriel–tall and movie star gorgeous–everything changes. Never mind that she turns down the drink he offers, or that he brims with secrets she can’t begin to guess at. He ignites a desire in her she never suspected–and shows a fascination with her she can’t explain.


He has no family, no job, no bank account;he knows where she lives and her favorite flower. An aura of mystery cloaks him, even as Rowan grasps for facts, even as she fears an answer that could destroy her happiness. Gabriel can guide her through a wonderland of new sensations. But only if Rowan trusts him enough to follow. . .

DNF so no star rating. I tried. Really I tried, but I could not even make it to my normal 50 page mark before giving up. The writing was off along with the dialog. I did not like the lead character, which is always a problem with me. I need to like the the person whose head I’m in. The inner dialog was meant to sound clever or have sarcastic one-lines but just came off snotty and snide to me. I did not care for how the lead labeled everyone and there were too many personality stereo types. This book is obviously not for me. If the writing style was different I might have hung on longer, but it was very blocky and not broken up with much dialog. Perhaps the author’s humor and mine don’t mix. It reminds me of other popular series authors I have tried and not cared for; MaryJanice Davidson, Gerry Bartlett, Kimberly Raye, Michelle Rowen. So if you enjoy those authors and their series you might give this one a try too, perhaps it will be more to your liking than mine.


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