Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Lydia Dare
Sourcebooks, 2011
ISBN:  978-1-4022-4507-7

Blair Lindsay, part of a coven of five Scottish witches, travels with her brothers to her mother's ancestral home, a castle in need of a good cleaning.  James Maitland, Lord Kettering, is a vampyre, who has been trapped for decades in the Lindsay's castle.  It seems the previous seer of the coven told the coven members, that James was a danger to Blair, and they trapped him in the castle.  When Blair arrives, James wakes up and isn't a very happy camper.  Neither Blair nor James knows whether to trust the other, but their mutual attraction is evident.

IT HAPPENED ONE BITE is a very entertaining paranormal romance with great characters and an enjoyable plot with several humorous moments.  James is a suave, debonair vampyre used to charming his way through life, but he is thrown for a loop by Blair and more often than not, when around her gets foot-in-mouth disease.  It is great fun watching James struggle against his growing feelings for Blair.  Blair is a warrior witch, used to being in charge, and is blessed with a stubborn streak.  Very protective of her family and friends, Blair seeks someone, who will love her for herself-- as the strong, intelligent woman that she is.  Beloved characters from Ms. Dare's previous books make appearances and charming new characters are introduced.  This reader, especially, likes Brannock, Blair's younger brother, who could be counted on to lighten the mood.

Overall, IT HAPPENED ONE BITE is a marvelous read, which I highly recommend.  I'm on pins and needles to read the next in the series, IN THE HEAT OF THE BITE.

Note:  I purchased this book and gave an impartial review.


vvb32 reads said...

this sound like a fun one with a suave, debonair vampyre turning into a bumbling bumble at times.

mbreakfield said...

It was a very fun read. I love this series and the werewolf series, too.

Karen said...

That sounds like a good one. I like a little humor in my PNR's