This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons
Series: Undead Dating Service #1
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: ARC, E-book
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For those mortals wanting to get up close and personal with the beautiful undead, there's...
V-DATE, THE UNDEAD DATING SERVICE
Silver Harris is done with clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year's Eve, she decides maybe it's human men she's done with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date. When the undead gentlemen come calling, soon she's in over her head. And her mysterious hottie is nowhere to be found...
Logan Byrne can't get that sassy redhead out of his head—or that kiss! When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date members, 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 grow deep. Logan isn't sure he can go through with his mission to make Silver forget everything she knows about vampires...and betray her.
But in the tight-knit London community of centuries-old vampires, history and grudges run deep and dating the undead can be risky business.
Dating the Undead is a romance with plenty of zing! After a brief run in with vampire Logan Byrne on New Year’s Eve, Silver Harris decides that she is sick of dating ordinary guys and wants something different. After all she is the kind of girl to only have one date so she needs plenty of choices. When her step-sister brings up the idea of v-date, a dating service that caters to the undead and mortals, Silver is all in. I loved how the vampires were portrayed in this story. They were sexy as all get out but the vampires that Silver dated were pretty boring. I found it nice that the vampires were shown as something other than irresistible. It was a break from the norm and I liked it.
Logan has an interesting background as a vampire who has never had his heart all tied up with a mortal. In fact, Logan has never had interest in getting to know anyone. For a long time, he was a virtual slave to his maker and that has left a bad taste in his mouth and in no mood for attachments. This makes him the perfect guy to infiltrate the v-dating service and find out what the members are reporting back to the authorities. Logan’s boss has complete faith that Logan will not lose his senses over a human, too bad he did not know the affect that Silver has on Logan.
After his chance meeting with Silver, Logan just cannot seem to get her out of his mind. He understands he is supposed to make her forget what she knows about vampires but that would also mean that she would forget about him as well. Torn, but in the end, he decides his desire to know Silver outweighs the directive from his boss. Her pull on his senses perplexes and entices him. He’s not sure what he wants with her but at the very least he knew he wanted her. Swoony, swoony!
This is not your typical vampire paranormal romance. Yes, there are plenty of sexy times between these characters. It is a very steamy read, for sure, but there is more to the story. There is a whole good versus evil vibe and it is not all good times. Someone is out to harm Logan and they have their sights set on destruction. This leads to great conflict in the story and some battles (yay). I loved the idea of the ancients creating the vampires and there is also a twist at the end that was quite surprising and I found that I enjoyed it. A really great read!
*Thank you to NetGalley & Sourcebooks Casablanca for this eARC of Dating the Undead*