Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Real Werewives of Vampire County

Book description:

Drama. Scandal. Secrets. And a whole lot of supernatural goings-on.

"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy

No one's more surprised than Sophia when she's struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, she's targeted by kidnappers. . . and saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a mission to protect—and seduce...

"Murder on Mysteria Lane" by Angie Fox

When a werewolf trophy wife is found dead in Vampire County, Heather McPhee goes undercover to investigate. Heather's never been a mascara-and-manicures sort of girl, but she's willing to learn. Especially with sexy vampire detective Lucien Mead posing as her husband. . .

"What's Yours is Mine" by Jess Haines

Still Waters is like many other exclusive gated communities—except that it's home to one of the largest werewolf packs in the state. But Tiffany Winters isn't frightened of her big, bad new neighbors. In fact, she intends to take her place among the pack. . .

"Werewolves in Chic Clothing" by Tami Dane
Ever since Christine Price moved in with her fiancé, Jonathan, and his twelve year-old son, she's worked hard to fit in with a cadre of local women whose lives seem picture-perfect. Except no one in Jon's upscale neighborhood is quite who they appear to be. Least of all Jon. . .

Jenny's review:

This is a collection of works about the werewolves that call Vampire County their home. It follows the lives of four werewolves that live either by choice or for work among the who’s who of the vampires, and others in places like Mysteria Lane.  The main characters include: Sophia, a were who is surprised to find that someone is hunting her and annoyed that she has to use the services of a bodyguard. And even more annoyed that she cannot help but be attracted to him. Heather McPhee, with the skill to make people tell her the truth, and who is forced to go undercover as the wife of a vampire, her worst nightmare, and instead finds that maybe being with a vampire could be more than she ever expected.  Then there is Tiffany Winters who wants to find her place in the pack and will do anything to get there. She finds her place all right and then has the pleasure of returning the favor onto others. Lastly, Christine Price who didn’t quite know what she was getting herself into and is surprised by the people in her neighborhood. She finds that love can out win them all though. An eclectic cast of women to be sure.
This was a funny book for me.  It was such an excellent play on all the reality shows about women who are living fancy lives and have lots of time to pick on each other.  It was like when you watch the reality shows and you think, I can't believe I am watching this because it is so ridiculous. I found myself not able to stop reading, and laughing the whole way. 
I liked how the stories were written in that they all had a different character that they followed in this crazy little world. They were not connected to each other in any other way, but you could see them all living in the same area.  The continuity was the neighborhood. I thought that the little mysteries that followed some of them were fun and made the stories more fun to read. All in all, a great collection of stories for just pure lazy reading. (I don’t mean that in a bad way, just that it was a book that you didn’t have to think about too hard.)

*Reviewed by Jenny 
*This book was sent via the publisher for review purposes.

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