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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review: Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf

Her Vampire Husband (Hqn)Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf Book 3 in the Wicked Games series

An arranged marriage between a werewolf and a vampire.

There will be blood.
She may resist his bite, but she can't resist his charms...
Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won't allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his vampire bite? Adult, Paranormal Romance

REVIEW: I had mixed feelings about this book. On one hand I loved the concept of a werewolf princess and a century’s old vampire forced into marriage to stop a war between the races. On the other hand I felt there were a few inconsistencies with Blu’s personality and sometimes the story meandered near the end.
I had a big problem with the storyline involving Blu’s werewolf lover Ryan that I can’t really talk about without giving away the plot, but it had me going huh??? several times. Another peeve for me was Blu herself. Yes, she’s spunky and rebellious (which I liked) but she also kept saying that she didn’t want Creed (or any man other than Ryan) to be interested in her yet she lounged around in a thong bikini and she had a few other personality quirks that I found to be contrary with what was written earlier .
Now for the good stuff! I really did love Blu and Creed’s romance and their moments alone together sharing their darkest secrets were my favorites. Creed is a hero to love – he has a dark past, will fight when he needs to but has come to learn the value of peace among the races. He sees past Blu’s snarky fa├žade into her wounded soul and takes the time to earn her trust. I also loved how their relationship got straight to the point – no miscommunications or “It’s wrong for us to be together” delays.
Her Vampire Husband is the third book in Hauf’s Wicked Game series and also includes characters crossing over from her Bewitching the Dark series – Nikolaus Drake, wife Ravin and their son Ivan with his wife Dez. It was nice to see them again and I have to say I enjoyed that series more than this one.
Loved: Creed & Blu's romance. It's a "I will kill for you and won't live without you, we're forever" kind of romance. Also very tender moments.
Nitpick: Sometimes Blu's storyline just didn't add up for me

Rating: I’m giving this one a 2.5. I just wasn’t pulled into the story enough. I have to say though – I haven’t read a bad review for this book yet, so if this is your type of book by all means go read it and you will probably enjoy it more than I did. I would check out the Bewitching the Dark series - Kiss Me Deadly - a lot of fun!

Author's website: Michele Hauf
Buy the Book! Her Vampire Husband (Hqn)
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  1. I agree about the werewolf lover issue - I didn't understand why she liked him in the first place. For some reason though I just really liked the story though and Blu. Maybe it was the chocolate sauce and wigs ;)

  2. Ick. I just don't like romances where the ex-boyfriend/lover/fiancee is still in the picture in a big way. Blu sounds like a total jerk!

  3. Tiger - The lover/boyfriend isn't involved that way...I hate that too - it was more a wtf kind of thing...can't really explain w/out giving the whole plot away :-)
    I don't think you would like Blu based on your past reviews but everyone else does - think it was just

    Heather - I know you loved the book so I was curious what you would say. Glad I'm not the only one who didn't quite get the Ryan thing. I loved Creed and Blu when they were alone though...but then alas...there is no story :-)

  4. Arghh darn it lol. The cover is SO COOL. Bummer the book didn't live up to it. :/
    _yay_ @ BookthatThing!