"Take it Like a Vamp"
Author: Candace Havens
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Published: July 21, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Author's Website: http://www.CandaceHavens.com
Vampire Nick Christos might have been born in the Middle Ages, but those days seem tame compared to the last eight years spent ruling the Supernatural Council. The only respite in his long days of governing is with his sweet neighbor Casey Meyers. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but no way will he risk anything more with a human. Not with his blood thirsty ex on the prowl and out to ruin Nick’s life.
But when said crazy ex shows up at the ball and flies her freak flag high, Nick has more to worry about than keeping his hands off his neighbor. He’ll have to stay closer than ever if he hopes to keep her alive, but will she want to leave him forever when she learns the truth?
I was hooked from the first page! Absolutely adored Casey’s character and the whole girl next door, best friends with a side of HOT vamp thing going on. Yea, besides being a kind, caring, wealthy and stunning vampire; Nick is best friends with Casey and treats her like platinum. If you ask me, that little adorable spitfire deserves it and yes, I am a tad jealous ;)
Casey lost her parents less than a year ago and moved in with her, umm Aunt Teddie (there’s a bit of a story behind that one. Not giving it away, sorry guys) in a ritzy apartment building. Actually her moving there is how she meets Nick. They have become great friends and have been for 9 months. Cassie has very bad luck in the men department, but always had a desire for Nick. But she’s SO not his type. He’s into thin as a rod Barbie’s that could blow away with a strong wind. Not a woman with curves like Casey. Could she be wrong for once?
Nick is a very wealthy, powerful, handsome, and unpredictable Vamp. His life has changed since the day he meet Casey. After living for 800 years, life has become dull for him. Nothing that is Casey is at all dull. She sparks something in him that he refuses to explore. He’s never told Casey about who/what he really is and fears involving her in his life. But man oh man does he want to take their friendship to another level.
I really enjoyed the authors creativity with her vamp thingy’s (like Casey would say)-lol. She put a different sort of twist on crossbreeds, mating and the way they claim. Oh and WOW is the sex hot. I think you all will be very pleased with the performance (hee hee). This is a great read for anyone that enjoys shifters, vamps, both or neither. Paranormal readers of all kinds will enjoy Candance’s creation and the humor within :)