Nom de Plume Rating: ★★★★★
Reading Time: 5 minutes
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of Dating the Undead from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author and/or publisher’s generosity. You can’t fake these stars, baby!
WOMAN SEEKING VAMPIRE:
Likes to keep things casual
Absolutely no poetry
Zero romance required.
Silver Harris is over clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year’s Eve, she wonders if maybe it’s human men she’s fed up with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, only to discover that vampire men are just as unimpressive as their mortal counterparts. And her mysterious hottie? He’s nowhere to be found.
Can’t a girl catch a break?
Logan Byrne can’t get that sassy redhead—or that kiss!—out of his head. When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan deepen. But, when old demons resurface—literally—Logan isn’t sure he can shield either of them from the dangers that have been lying in wait for centuries.
First Line: “New Year’s Eve, almost midnight, and I’m leaving the part early. I say leaving, but actually, “kicked out” is closer to the truth.”
Read me my Miranda rights because I’m DANGEROUS!
I think I’m going to lurk around corners on New Year’s Eve and offer my neck to devilishly handsome vampires. Haven’t you heard?… It’s a thing now.
We first meet Silver Harris on New Year’s Eve. Her date is snogging some trumpet *snort* so she justifiably kicks him in the groin and
leaves gets kicked out of the party. I’m surprised she doesn’t Carrie Underwood his car… oooh but I’m sure she’s thinking about it! She doesn’t need him anyways. What Silver needs is to find a quick, easy, no-strings-attached fling. Lucky for her she doesn’t have to look far because her “New Year’s kiss” finds her. Goodbye tall, dark, and blandsome. Hello Logan Byrne!
Logan Byrne —
Sorry, I lost my train of thought because I PASSED OUT. *fanning face*
Logan Byrne is a VampyVamp hunk of a man. Too bad he’s just looking for a fling. Oh wait… so is Silver! What a coinkydink! Except… after having a taste of Silver Harris, Logan is officially transfixed; he suddenly doesn’t want short-term.
So now we have Logan – this dreamy specimen – chasing after Silver who doesn’t want commitment. Aye! The conundrum. She can still look, though…
If he’s going to cruise the streets looking this sexy, he should expect a violent eye assault or two.
After the thrill of meeting Logan, Silver decides that dating vampires might bring her some much needed excitement. She registers for a dating site called V-Date where VampyVamps and humans mingle. Finally she can date and have no strings attached! Because who in their right mind would ever think a vampire and human could work long-term? (Answer: Logan)
“I mean, you were making all kinds of noises. It sounded like you enjoyed it.” Oh great. He’s clingy.
Silver just shouldn’t date. Period.
Entering: our major conflict.
Logan’s job is to chase down suspicious humans on V-Date because there are rumors the police are using its users to gather information…
Uh-oh… it looks like Silver is going to have some more interactions with Hotty-Drink-My-Blood. Wait… Silver isn’t working with the police, right? How are Silver and Logan going to build a relationship if she’s using V-Date the entire time spying for the popos? Talk about betrayal! Isn’t drama what Silver was trying to avoid in the first place?
And who is this Anastasia woman who thinks she has rights over Logan? Is she going to expose his little… err-“fling” with Silver and amplify this mess?
Things just went from bad to worse and what started as an innocent romance is now much much more.
Would Anastasia have told him already? Is he suspicious that the report of my happiness with a human has coincided with my mission?
Dating the Undead is riveting, lyrical, and totally captivating. Silver unintentionally steps into a world of trouble and Logan’s unconditional love for her keeps her alive. You know how it goes: an eye for an eye, a life for a life. Logan gives it all in order to protect Silver. Two people with their minds elsewhere end up on the same path to heartache. Juliet Lyons, spare me!
Whatever he’s done in the past, whoever he works for, I know I’ll never have it like this with anyone else. Ever.
Sacrafice, temptation, and fate. Juliet Lyons paints us an impeccable portrait of unexpected love. Let’s not even talk about the dreamy ax man waiting to hack away at our hearts! Dating the Undead is. life.
Gaawd just gargle my blood, already! *waiting waiting*