Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: Don't Bite The Bridesmaid (Sons of Kane #1)- Tiffany Allee

Goodreads Synopsis

Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancĂ© rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business. 

Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time. 

What could possibly go wrong?

My review

This was probably a toss up between 2 and 2.5 stars. I guess I knocked off the half since I'm not the biggest fan of smut as it often tends to overwhelm the rest of the book. I admit that I was drawn in by the quirky title and the catchy cover. 

In all honesty, the book started out great. There was Alice- emboldened by several glasses of appletinis- trying to convince her hot and socially reclusive neighbour (who incidentally happens to be a vampire) to accompany her to her sister's wedding. Left heartbroken by her cheating ex, she is determined to show him what he is missing and two centuries old vampire Noah Thorpe is by far the best choice for a date....or so she thinks. Noah- desperate to escape from a crazy situation himself- agrees to playing the part of the fake boyfriend for the duration of the cruise trip. What he had not bargained for was Alice herself, and as he feels his minor crush developing into something quite majorly serious he decides to take a stand. While Noah barely restrains himself from sinking his fangs into her pretty neck, Alice isn't all that unaffected by her totally gorgeous neighbour either. The book is told from the POV of both Alice and Noah.

There were some really hilarious moments in the book. For instance, when Alice thinks she sees Noah chugging down a bottle of shampoo...that one had me snorting so loud, I think I blew a nose cartilage. 
Noah's reaction to her ex and the subsequent ass kicking was entertaining. What disappointed me was the lack-lustre plot and the oh-so-predictable ending. There was no real character development and I'm not sure that I liked Alice's damsel in distress act OR Noah's distinctively teenager-like behaviour. Even the angst part was lacking and although the story held great potential , it just seemed sadly repetitive. But I would definitely like to know more about the entire vamp Council and Noah's 'father' Kane, whose brief appearance was probably the only unpredictable thing in the book. 

Lighthearted romance coupled with a pinch of humour and supernatural element makes it an okay one time read.

Rating- 2/5 stars!

About The Author

Tiffany Allee currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver, and is happily married to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, ass-kicking heroines, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books, of course). Her nights are reserved for writing and bothering her husband and cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.

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