Title: How to Vex a Vampire (VRC #1)
Author: Alice Winters
Publisher: Amazon/Alice Winters
Heat Level: 4 Flames
Overall Rating: 4 hearts
Synopsis via GoodReads:
Getting into the vampire-only detective unit was the easy part; what’s going to be more difficult is dealing with my new partner, an ancient vampire who keeps threatening to eat me. The unit has never had a human in it, and Marcus—or as I like to call him, Fangy McFangface—would really prefer to keep it that way. He’s grumpy, short-tempered, and broody, but I have a way with words and I know he’s starting to like me, even if he swears he’s not. But what he doesn’t know is that I didn’t join the unit because I was tired of being a homicide detective, I joined because there is someone after me. They’ve already taken enough from me and I’m afraid they’re going to take all of me if I don’t find someone to help. That’s all Marcus was supposed to be, but now, he’s so much more and I can’t imagine my life without him.
The moment the pesky human walked through that door, I knew I had to get rid of him. He’s charming and almost everyone else instantly loves him, but he doesn’t understand how risky it is being part of this unit as a human. But as I get to know the stubborn man, I learn that perhaps he’s not as naive as I once thought. And maybe he’s what I needed to realize there is more to life than just work and my dog. A group arises who is threatening to disrupt the alliance between the humans and the vampires, but Finn is the one who shows me how strong that alliance can be and reminds me why it’s worth protecting. When threats hit closer to home, I realize I would do anything for Finn because he’s brought so much joy to my life—and because he’s mine.
Review:It seems that Ms. Winters specializes in polarizing readers. The reviews are yes or no. Not much in between. I for one …
This book was hilarious, in a rather OTT way, but I don’t even care. So much banter and snark! Ms. Winters definitely has a gift for both. It’s literally non-stop, and I thought that might’ve bothered me, but it didn’t. I actually found it endearing. I loved both of our MCs, but Marcus was my favorite. He wanted to be such a badass vampire, and he was…mostly, but around Finn, he was such a creampuff! He really didn’t stand a chance against him anyway. Boy was relentless.Add an adorable dog named, Artemis (Artie after Finn meets him) an Irish wolfhound who tries to interrupt sexy times, and constantly disobeys Marcus after he meets Finn bc he’s corrupted him with too many luvins and broken him, according to Marcus. Life will never be the same.
Oh! And that evil, oppressive presence? Yikes!
I can’t wait to find out who it is! Seriously creepy vibes coming from that guy. It’s been rough lately, so this was just the thing to make me laugh and add some levity to my stressful week. Thank you Ms. Winters. ♥ Purchase Link: Amazon