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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Vampires Need Not...Apply?

Reviewer: Drea
Title: Vampires Need Not...Apply?
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Accidentally Yours #4
Format: e-book
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Length: Novel (384 pages)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Preorder: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars
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Drea's Review:

Ixtab is the Goddess of Suicide—a totally bogus title for a woman who just wants everyone to be happy. Unable to touch anyone without them offing themself, she’s condemned to a lonely existence. Now she’s sent to help a physicist unlock the secrets of a tablet the gods need to stop the end of the world. Unfortunately Antonio is a dead ringer for the man Ixtab loved, and accidentally killed, two hundred years ago. Yet she can touch him without killing him. An accident nearly kills Antonio. The only fix is to turn him into a vampire—a monster. Now he wants nothing to do with the snarky female who ruined all his plans. But he also can’t keep away from her.

First, I read “Accidentally In Love with a God” right before this one (that was book one in the series, and this is book four). This book started off on a humorous note. I loved every time Ixtab went to an AA meeting and gave her spiel. The humor carried through the story, but some spots fell seriously flat or felt forced. This book didn’t have the yo-yoing problems of the last one in the series I’d read, so I didn’t want to strangle the hero for failing to make up his mind. We did have to wait an awful long time for his opinion of her to change, and it was related to seeing her face. That kind of bummed me out. Despite that, there was a fairly good HEA for these two. Still, I can’t bring myself to give Vampires Need Not Apply? more than 3.5* because it's a traditionally published book, and I only “Liked it”, I didn’t “Really Like It”.

4 comments:

  1. Aw that would kinda bum me out too but glad to hear it was still enjoyable read and they got a decent HEA. Just curious but if it was an indy would you have rated it differently?

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    1. Yes, I'd have given it an extra star.
      I'm really stingy with my 5* on traditional books. It has to wow the heck out of me--something that will stick with me long after I'm finished. So basically 4* is often as high as I'll go on traditional. That means 3.5 is actually really good for me (I know, I'm a head case).

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  2. Goddess of suicide?! Keep this lady away from me!! What a depressing job, at least she tried to be funny :P

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  3. I've heard this series has a bit of humor to it. Saw it on NetGalley and thought about reading it...maybe I will before they take it down.

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