Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bitten & Smitten by Michelle Rowen

Michelle Rowen is definitely someone to keep an eye out for. Her debut novel Bitten & Smitten was a blast.

Sarah Dearly gets setup on a Blind date that takes her from dead bored to just dead. One minute she is trying to get out of her date and the next, she's crawling out of a grave. As if things aren't bad enough, as she runs away from the date from hell, she smacks straight into a group of vampire hunters that kill her sire in front of her. Well, dang! And she thought things couldn't get worse.

Thierry de Bennicoeur, is one of the oldest living vampires in the area and he has a death wish, literally. The suicidal vamp is ready to chuck it all when Sarah runs to him for salvation. He could do without the complication but he gives her a hand... onto the balustrade of the bridge he was going to jump off of.

Needless to say that helping Sarah adjust to her new vamp status isn't as easy as we would think. She is witty, stubborn and determined to keep a normal life. This last being a little difficult when vampire hunters keep popping up all over the place trying to kill her.

The story was smart, funny and full of great one-liners that had me laughing out loud. The secondary characters were fabulous as well and even though I would have liked to know more about Thierry's past, his present gave me enough food for thought.
I'm not a real fan of books written in First Person POV but I must say I really enjoyed this one.

Grade: B+


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