Book: One Bite With A Vampire
Author: Louisa Masters
Series: Hidden Species #2
Genre: M/M Romance; Paranormal Romance; Humor; Mystery; Shifters; Demons; Vamps; Magic
Pub date: 01/14/2021
Source: Gay Romance Reviews
Getting kidnapped was never part of my life plan. But being rescued opened up a whole world of crazy.
It’s not easy being the only human at the Community of Species Government—and especially not when you’re the rescue case. Two years ago, I was planning to go to college, have a wild time, then settle into a normal life. Instead, I was kidnapped, spent months being a test subject, was in hiding for nearly a year, and then found out that my whole existence is a science experiment conducted by the bad guys. It’s definitely time to reassess.
My rescuers at CSG have been awesome… mostly. They gave me a job, a home, and a support network. But the whole demons, vampires, shifters thing is not easy to get used to. Especially when one particular vampire makes me want to take up stake sharpening for a hobby. How can someone be over eight centuries old and have the maturity of a drunk frat boy?
The thing is, teenage mentality or not, Andrew is a fierce protector. With the bad guys still on the loose, I need someone like that on my side. Plus, did I mention that he’s not hard to look at? I could stare at him all day if only he never opened his mouth.
As we race to find my former captor before he can find me, life takes another twist and upends my world all over again. This time, though, I’m ready—after all, I’ve got an eight-hundred-year-old vampire at my back. What could possibly go wrong?
Please note: This ARC was provided to me by the author through Gay Romance Reviews to give an honest review. I never go into a lot of detail in my reviews because why would you read the book if I told you everything that happens with my personal bias that you may or may not agree with if you’d have read it yourself?
I started One Bite With A Vampire directly after finishing the Demons Do It Better review. And, I read it non-stop through the day and night. It was so good I couldn’t put it down! So, why 4 stars instead of 5? Well, the previous book set a kinda high bar and it just wasn’t as good. I was thrilled this book was about Andrew. Kinda meh that his match was Noah but I got over that pretty quickly. While it wasn’t quite as funny as the first book it still had me laughing. The banter between Andrew and Noah was hilarious. The best part was when everyone walked in on Noah searching whether hate sex was okay on the internet.
Let’s see… what can I say about the characters? Andrew appears very immature for his *cough* 800 years but most of his snark is for the benefit of others. If they’re annoyed with him they won’t be worried about other stuff. And, at his age he just doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him. Noah is suffering from PTSD from all of the horrors he dealt with while trapped in the labs. He has the same sort of don’t give a f*ck attitude Andrew does which is what attracts Andrew to him. Unfortunately, since there isn’t anything mentioned in the blurb, I can’t say much else about Noah. Needless to say, he ends up being pretty awesome once he gets some confidence.
There’s lots of Sam and Gideon in this book. Although, as Noah puts it, Sam has turned into “an overanxious mother hen,” which ends up being pretty darned funny in and of itself. Of course, there’s the whole worry about doctor/sorcerer Tish and his interest in both Noah and Sam for continued genetic research. They get way more than they bargained for when trying to track him down and stop him. Like, waaay more. Totally shocking ending. All-in-all it was a great book and has the potential to end up being a favorite series. I’m thrilled the next book, Hijinks With A Hellhound, is set to publish in March of next year. I love Alistair. Seeing how goofy he is, it should be very entertaining.
“I don’t know of any living creature that can survive without its head. Maybe an earthworm? And hey, I had a lover once who called me a worm, so I guess I have a chance of surviving a beheading.”-Andrew discussing what could kill a vampire
“I never fuck up.” I declare indignantly. “Sometimes my genius just gets distracted.”-Andrew discussing Noah’s training with David
“Wait, Gideon was a baby? I just assumed he was spawned as a murderous adult ready to lay waste to anyone who displeased him.”-Noah after Andrew mentions he’s known Gideon since he was a baby
“Sam looks like a hopeful puppy. Noah looks like a pissed-off house cat. It’s ridiculous.”-Andrew… this is a good description of both characters throughout the book
“My life has become one of those teen movies the girls at my high school used to get all weird over. All that’s left for me to do is get all dramatic and introspect- Like I’m being right now. Fuck. My. Life. I’m a teenybopper vampire lover.”-Noah getting all angsty thinking about Andrew
“I like Noah. He’s an incredible man. He may think we don’t get along but the truth is, we do. We’re just combustible together.”-Andrew thinking about Noah… good description of their relationship