Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review of Bite Me, Your Grace

BITE ME, YOUR GRACE may be purchased here.

Brooklyn Ann

Ian Ashton, Duke of Burnrath and Lord Vampire of London, is perturbed by the publication of "The Vampyre" by Dr. Poldori.   Ian fears that the book will call attention to himself and the other vampires in London.   Because of this, Ian is searching for Poldori to question him about his knowledge of vampires.  Meanwhile, Ian's neighbor, Angelica Winthrop is tired of being paraded in front of the ton in hopes of finding a good match.  Angelica has aspirations of becoming a great novelist, and the house across the way seems a likely setting for her Gothic tales and the mysterious duke makes a good subject for study.

BITE ME, YOUR GRACE is a romance which combines two of my favorite genres, paranormal and regency.  Unfortunately, this book fell a little short of the mark for me.  Angelica is described as a very innocent bluestocking, who is well-read and headstrong.  While these qualities are usually admirable to me, Angelica is, at times, ridiculously naive.  I find it hard to believe that Angelica, who sneaks around and reads books forbidden to young women, would be so naive.  Angelica is, also, impulsive, which gets her into unfortunate situations.  Luckily, toward the end, Angelica has some commendable actions, but she just really never grew on me.  Ian makes for a good hero, because he allows Angelica to be herself and pursue her goals.

All in all, BITE ME, YOUR GRACE has an interesting premise, but it isn't to my taste.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.