Author: Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Pages/Word Count: 134 Pages
At a Glance: Super sweet story, but I had issues with some of the content.
Reviewed By: Angel
Blurb: Being left for dead sure has a way of changing a man.
All West wanted was one night of fun. He’d taken on the responsibility of raising his younger siblings after their parents died, had done so out of love, but he was a young man and he just wanted a chance to live like one for a few hours.
It almost cost him his life. It certainly meant his life was changed forever, and along with his life, the lives of his siblings. They were all exposed to a secret world they’d never known existed. Vampires.
Human children living alongside vampires…seemed unusual. Claude, the coven leader who saved West and his brothers and sisters, doesn’t have accommodations for kids. He finds one coven in the country that does, and sets about making a home there for West and his family. Before he sends West away, West meets an intriguing man, Axel, whom he encounters again months later. The attraction between them is strong, but there is more to consider than just how sexy Axel is.
Nothing in life is easy, whether you’re a vampire or a human.
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to sexual assault and violence.
Review: I’ve really enjoyed Bailey Bradford’s work in the Vamp for Me series, up until this point. It’s light-hearted and fun, a different take on the vampire genre. The ending of the previous book left the characters up in the air, and I was eager to see where the author was going with the series. I was intrigued by West’s involvement at the end of the last book, too, considering his circumstances, but Bradford chose to gloss over West’s situation in favor of a super sweet love story. Don’t Drink the Holy Water fell kinda flat for me.
There are some tough issues mentioned in the book, and Bradford only deals with them superficially in how they affect the main characters. I was a bit disappointed in this, as she has handled delicate subject matters in the past to an amazing degree. West and Axel just didn’t seem to connect with me, or I with them, I guess.
This story is simple and sweet, overall, but I have enjoyed other books by her better.
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