Book Review: One Bite With a Vampire by Louisa Masters

One Bite With a Vampire

Author: Louisa Masters
Series: Hidden Species, book 2
Publisher: Independent (January 14, 2021)
Kindle edition, 292 pages
Romance, Paranormal romance
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Summary

Getting kidnapped was never part of my life plan. But being rescued opened up a whole world of crazy.

It’s not easy being the only human at the Community of Species Government—and especially not when you’re the rescue case. Two years ago, I was planning to go to college, have a wild time, then settle into a normal life. Instead, I was kidnapped, spent months being a test subject, was in hiding for nearly a year, and then found out that my whole existence is a science experiment conducted by the bad guys. It’s definitely time to reassess.


My rescuers at CSG have been awesome… mostly. They gave me a job, a home, and a support network. But the whole demons, vampires, shifters thing is not easy to get used to. Especially when one particular vampire makes me want to take up stake sharpening for a hobby. How can someone be over eight centuries old and have the maturity of a drunk frat boy?


The thing is, teenage mentality or not, Andrew is a fierce protector. With the bad guys still on the loose, I need someone like that on my side. Plus, did I mention that he’s not hard to look at? I could stare at him all day if only he never opened his mouth.


As we race to find my former captor before he can find me, life takes another twist and upends my world all over again. This time, though, I’m ready—after all, I’ve got an eight-hundred-year-old vampire at my back. What could possibly go wrong?

Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Andreeeewwwwwww! I loved Andrew in the first book in the series, Demons Do It Better, so I was excited to see him get his own book!

Andrew is basically an 800-year-old man-child vampire, and then Noah is a 19-year-old human who’s been through way too much and is way too serious. I gotta say, I LOVE that the centuries-old vampire is the sunshine one and the frail little teenage human is the grumpy one.

This book has an enemies-to-lover vibe that’s maybe a bit more antagonists to lovers than actual ENEMIES. Andrew gets on Noah’s every last nerve (okay, Andrew gets on EVERYONE’S last nerve…), and Andrew’s basically a third-grade boy pulling the hair of the girl he likes on the playground to get her attention. I grinned like a dork through a large chunk of this book. I love the dichotomy of Andrew’s playful irreverence and how powerful and downright SCARY ANCIENT VAMPIRE RAWR he can be. The chemistry between the two of them is so great and I just loved every bickering moment of it.

This is the second book in the Hidden Species series. While the romantic plotline wraps up within this book, making it technically a stand-alone, there is an overarching plotline that runs through the entire series which means this series is best read in order. Noah is introduced near the end of the first book, Demons Do It Better, and frankly if you don’t read that one first you’re going to be fairly lost in this one.

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