The Book Worm: Review: Single White Vampire

Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: Single White Vampire

Book Review: Single White Vampire, by Lynsay Sands


Roundhouse Publishing editor Kate C. Leever's first letter to her new author was meant to impress upon him the growing demand for vampire romances. And even though he'd expressed little-to-no desire for any publicity, book tours, or similar, it was clear this was an author just waiting to be broken out - despite himself, if necessary.
When she suggested attending a romance convention his response - unusually quick to arrive - was succinct: 'No.'

But Kate was adamant: Mr Lucern Argeneau was going to attend a romance convention and meet his fans. By hook or by crook, despite his reclusive nature and odd sleep patterns, the surly yet handsome author would attend. And she was sure that, once there, he would reveal himself to be a true charmer.
Of course, that was before she realized that his 'romances' were more like biographies, and it's literally her neck on the line ...
SINGLE WHITE VAMPIRE is a hilarious romantic comedy where a vampire finds his habits of a lifetime overturned and an unlikely romance blooms.

Genre: paranormal

Publication date: February 2010

Mature content: yes

Review: I came across this book by pure chance and after reading the synopsis I just couldn't wait to download it. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed. Single White Vampire starts as a parody of vampire novels as, in this case, the elusive but otherwise famous author of best seller vampire novels is actually a vampire and his novels are not really works of fiction but biographical portraits of his family members. 

The first part of the book is funny and addictive, even if a bit unrealistic - yes, I know a vampire book is, by definition, unrealistic, but that's not what I mean exactly. There are a few details that didn't add up for me, such as why Kate would deem appropriate to make herself a guest in Luc's house the way she does, why would they go on a shopping spree when she's convinced Luc has a concussion (with him driving the car, no less) or why would she expect and consider normal that Luc and his brothers would be smoking marijuana at a wedding reception (they actually weren't, but still...).

After a while, though, the plot seemed to stall and it turned, well, a bit boring even taking into account Luc and Kate's sexual attraction. The odd details started to pile up to the point where I was just hoping for to get to the happily ever after and be done with it. 

I have to say that Single White Vampire is part of a series and I haven't read any of the previous two books, but I didn't feel I was missing much in any case, so it's fair to say that it can be read as a stand alone. I may go back and try one of the others in a while, but for now I'm taking a pause.

Have a wonderful weekend,

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