Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: Between a Vamp and a Hard Place by Jessica Sims

Publisher- Pocket Books
Pub.Date- December 29, 2015
Genre- Paranormal 
Source- print ARC
Rating- 3 Stars

In the wickedly funny spirit of bestselling authors Kerrelyn Sparks and Molly Harper, this sexy paranormal romance features an estate broker and a 600-year-old vampire out for revenge.

Lindsey Hughes loves antiques and couldn’t be happier to make a living in the estate sale business. But when her assistant accidentally buys an entire estate without her approval, Lindsey is forced to clean up the mess herself.

Lindsey travels to the newly purchased, age-old house in Venice, Italy, and soon discovers more than she (never) bargained for. While digging through the hoarder’s trove that fills every floor, she finds a secret staircase behind a wall that leads to a strange coffin…with an even stranger inhabitant.

Vampire Rand FitzWulf has been in his coffin for 600 years. But now that he’s awake, he’s ravenous, and there’s a delicious-smelling woman with a rare blood type in his basement. Luckily, Lindsey has more to offer than blood: she agrees to travel throughout Europe with Rand to help him get revenge on the one who turned him. But as the unlikely pair grows closer, will the billionaire vampire be overtaken by his thirst for blood—or his thirst for love?

3.5 stars 

I liked this. It was funny, sexy, and all around interesting read. Girl discovers hot as sin vampire, vampire and girl get chased by evil, and along the way they fall in love. Easy enough, right? It was. The book was very easy to read. If you haven't sensed it already, there's going to be a "but". But I think the story lacked passion and at certain points, it was kind of boring. Not boring enough to make me stop obviously, still caught myself skimming some pages. 

Lindsey and her best friend, Gemma, are both in the estate sale business. While majorly down on their luck, they snag a house in Venice, Italy that will surely have quite the priceless gems they seek.
What they find instead is a 600 year old gorgeous vampire who is still stuck in a different time. It was
so  fun watching him adjust to the modern world. Rand is immediately attracted to Lindsey's blood. Sort of reminded me of Edward and Bella, but whatever. 

Lindsey has agreed to help Rand in his quest to seek revenge on those that betrayed him. Easier said than done. Especially when those they are trying to find are hunting down Lindsey and Rand as well. The plot is fun, the characters were funny, and the action was mediocre. I think the story was good but not great. Readers will without a doubt get a kick out of Lindsey and Rand. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the author-
Jessica Sims lives in Texas. She hates writing a bio, so something cool will undoubtedly go here later when she actually thinks of something interesting to write. She has some cats, but what writer doesn’t? She plays video games and confesses to reading comic books. And she likes writing, but that one was pretty obvious.

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