In the Heat of the Bite by Lydia Dare
(Regency Vampyre Trilogy #2)
Sourcebooks Casablanca (July 2011)
Paperback, 368 Pages | Paranormal Romance
In the Heat of the Bite is a great book that combines a regency romance with the wonderful world of vampires and the supernatural. It’s the second in a series, but I haven’t read the first and you can easily pick it up as a stand-alone novel.
Matthew has been a vampire for over six hundred years, and was once a real knight in shining armour. He’s never been in love and has no wish to be, not wanting to inflict his lifestyle onto an innocent woman.
Rhiannon is a witch, with some pretty super cool powers. She can control the weather. Although not so great when your emotions get out of control, and you inflict a thunderstorm on those around you, or perhaps even send a bolt of lightening into the punch bowl.
Intent on rescuing her sister from the unkind manipulations of her aunt, Rhiannon travels from Scotland to London and find herself thrown into the society and the ways of the ton. It only takes her first event for her to cause a scandal, and now everyone’s talking about her.
Matthew and Rhiannon are great characters, but it was the supporting cast that stole the show in this book. Staying in London with her best friend Cait, it’s Cait’s werewolf brothers-in-law who light up the pages. The hilarious threesome were continually making me laugh with their antics, be it getting into trouble or sneaking into balls they weren’t invited to.
Do you ever have a book that you simply enjoy, but don’t have a lot to say about it? In the Heat of the Bite is one of those books. It’s a romance through and through, the plot evolves around the budding relationship between Matthew and Rhiannon. While this is a really great romance and they are a fab couple, this does mean that not a lot else happens in the book. I wonder if this is why I have little to comment on it. It’s one of those books you can sit back and enjoy and close with a smile on your face.
A fun supernatural romance, I enjoyed the mix of paranormal with the regency setting. Sit back and enjoy the great characters, and sizzling chemistry between Rhiannon and Matthew and work out who you would hit with a lightening bolt if you had the chance!
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
- It Happened One Bite
- In the Heat of the Bite
- Never Been Bit
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