It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare

It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare
Title: It Happened One Bite
Author: Lydia Dare
Series: Regency Vampyre Trilogy, #1
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (Imprint of Sourcebooks)
Date Published: March 1st, 2011
Edition: Paperback
Rating:

He’s lost, trapped, doomed for all eternity…
Rich, titled, and undead, gentleman vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering, fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence-trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably…

Unless he can persuade her to set him free…
Feisty Blaire Lindsay laughs off the local gossip surrounding her mother’s ancestral home-stories of haunting cannot scare off this battle-born witch. But when she discovers the handsome prisoner in the bowels of the castle, Blaire has no idea that she has unleashed anything more than a man who sets her heart on fire…

My Review:

Blaire’s brother Aiden has inherited a castle after their mother passes away. He’s excited to get to said castle, whereas Blaire is not so thrilled. But, her and their little brother Brannock head of to Aiden’s inheritance and find that’s it’s pretty rundown and needs a lot of work. But they also find that it has a bit of a surprise, a man who has somehow gotten himself locked in the cellar. The more Blaire is around this man, James, the less she finds she can resist him, and the more mysterious he seems.

This is really the first Regency vampire story I’ve ever read. I have read one story by Colleen Gleason in an anthology, but that was it. What I liked was that not only does it combine two of my favorite genres (Paranormal Romance and Historical Romance), but it also mixes in Scots as well! I just love a good Scottish accent and it’s been awhile since I’ve read a story with one. It was a bit disappointing that Blaire was the Scot, and not James (he was English), but oh well.

Some things I didn’t like about this were mainly that the end was a bit abrupt.

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Mainly in how the villain dies. It just seemed too easy and happened too fast.

There is also one other thing, but it’s a bit of a spoiler as well (sorry).

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I’m not a big fan of vampires turned human for their destined mates. I just think this is backwards thinking. Now they can’t be together forever, but just for a human life span. So I didn’t like that.

But overall, I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to the next one. I liked both the main characters, they were quite likable and had unique and captivating personalities. I thought their relationship was well written and well developed as well. I also liked the side characters a lot, and I’m pretty happy to know that this is actually a spinoff (of sorts) series from the Westfield Wolves series, which I hadn’t heard of before. So I will definitely be checking that series out, as well as the future books in this one.

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