Sunday, August 9, 2015

My Life Without Garlic by Bailey Bradford

My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me, #1)My Life Without Garlic by Bailey Bradford

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Is it wrong that I had no idea whatsoever that Ms. Bradford could write comedy? I’m not talking about a humorous scene here or a funny line there, but a full-fledged comedy. I laughed my butt off while reading My Life Without Garlic and I can only hope that with as snarky as the author made Augustin that that was her intent because that’s what made it a 5-star read for me.

As far as vampire stories go, the idea of a “fake” vampire dating site established by vampires to weed out the crazies was one I’ve never encountered before. Nor have I encountered a character as real and in your face as Augustin. I LOVED Augustin because he’s not perfectly chiseled and has a mouth on him that would make him one of my favorite people to hang out with. Augustin deals in sarcasm and snark and both increase significantly when he’s scared. Needless to say, learning that vampires do exist and that you might not be allowed to live because you have said knowledge sent his fear, sarcasm, and snark through the roof. And this is exactly why I loved this book. Rather than trembling in fear, Augustin faces the situation head on and does so hilariously.

Because My Life Without Garlic is a novella, the relationship between Augustin and Tony moves very quickly. There is an obvious physical attraction between the two men and it is hot! While they both fight moving beyond attraction, or at least admitting that it may be more than just physical, they do get to the love stage by the end of the book – which is typical of the other books I have read by Ms. Bailey. With this being the first book in the series, there were a lot of side characters introduced and most of them were quite delightful. I can only hope that the next book in The Vamp for Me series continues to center around this vampire coven because I look forward to hanging out with them all again.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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