Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons
Series: V-Date.com #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: May 2nd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, Vampires
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When Silver Harris kisses sexy Irish vampire Logan Byrne on New Year's Eve, she knows other humans just won't suffice. Convinced she'll never see him again, she joins the uber-popular vampire dating site, VDate.com.
What Silver doesn't know is that the site is more dangerous than she could ever imagined, and soon she's in over her head. When Logan returns, sparks fly and attraction sizzles, but they'll have to escape some very real demons if they have any chance of lasting forever.
Silver gets kicked out of a New Year’s Eve party when she dumps a drink on the woman she catches kissing her date – and kicks her date in the balls. Apparently that doesn’t make for a good party. Out of the street she meets a beautiful man who ends up walking her home. They get along great and end up sharing a midnight kiss to ring in the new year. She knows he’s a vampire but she doesn’t care, it was the best kiss of her life. She especially liked it when he bit her.
Silver tells her step-sister Jess about it the next day and Jess tells her about V-Date, an online dating site where you can date vampires. Silver joins the site hoping that the sexy vampire she kissed will be part of it. She doesn’t know how to contact him as he didn’t even give her his name. He’s not on there but Silver starts to set up dates with vampires anyway. Unfortunately she finds herself incredibly bored. Yes, the vamps are hot but she’s not connecting with any of them.
Meanwhile Logan, the vampire that Silver kissed, is directed by his “boss” to track down women who are part of V-Date. Apparently the police are using the women on the site to get information about vampires as they’re such a mystery. Logan is to track down the women and then put a glamour on them so they will have no interest in vampires ever again. Of course the first person he’s to glamour is Silver but he can’t bring himself to do it as that means she’ll have no interest in him. He knows he’s ignoring his boss which can have serious repercussions but he’s so into Silver he doesn’t care.
Silver is approached by the police to get info about vampires and they promise to open up her mother’s case again. Her mother disappeared when Silver was 9 years old and they never found out what happened to her. With Silver working with the police and Logan ignoring his bosses wishes, things get tense. That doesn’t stop the couple from falling in love. Of course Logan’s old sire returns to town and is determined to get him back no matter what the cost.
When I read the blurb for Dating the Undead it sounded like a fun book and I’m happy to say, it was! Silver had a great sense of humor and was pretty snarky. Both Silver and Logan could laugh at themselves and I loved that about them. They worked together really well and I thought the author did a great job writing their romance. She wrote Logan so that he was a guy who had pretty much maintained his humanity and that’s what made him so appealing to me.
I did have a couple of issues with the book. One was the fact that Logan’s boss was written as this scary “ancient” that you never crossed. When he was crossed however, nothing happened. Not that I wanted him to harm Logan but it was a bit anti-climactic. The other thing was Logan’s old sire. She was determined to get Logan back or harm him in some way for not being the murderer she wanted him to be. I understand why she was written into the book as the villain but she was so over the top it didn’t fit in with the book, imho.
Despite those issues I liked the story a lot. I got a little burned out on vampire romances a while back so I haven’t read many lately. Dating the Undead was a good book to read to jump back into the genre.
Rating: 3.75/4 out of 5