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Meanwhile, enjoy this July review:
DON'T TALK BACK TO YOUR VAMPIRE - Michele Bardsley
Broken Heart, Oklahoma - Present Day
Eva LeRoy has made mistakes in her life, but she's trying hard to improve it. Sure, she was knocked up as a teenager and dropped out of school, but she has done right by her daughter. She has worked hard, educated herself, and when she inherited the Broken Heart Library from her Grandmother, she knew that this would be a fresh start for her and her daughter, Tamara. What she didn't expect was to be killed and then turned into a vampire! And what's worse, she's falling for Lorcan, the vampire/werewolf who killed her.
Lorcan O'Halloran cannot forgive himself for what he has done. He killed eleven single parents in Broken Heart, forcing the Consortium to turn them into vampires, and now he finds himself drawn to one of the people he wronged, the smart, funny and magnetic Evangeline LeRoy. He knows that he should stay away from her, but his heart longs for her and the peace she brings him. If she can forgive him for wronging her, can he forgive himself to find love and happiness with her?
DON’T TALK BACK TO YOUR VAMPIRE is the second book in the series following I’M THE VAMPIRE THAT’S WHY and a continuation of the funny, but also serious chronicles of the town of Broken Heart. I found the story (not the vampire stuff, but the parts about the people who are struggling to blend their new lives as vampires, with the lives of their children) to be very realistic, and I enjoyed the fact that Eva remained the same person she was before she became a vampire. Lorcan seemed a little "Angel"-ish at times (the vampire character from the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series), but he was able to break out of the tortured, angst ridden vampire mode, and get me to like him.
The only problem I had with the story was the Consortium. (Pause…deep breath) Their highhanded treatment of the newly turned people of Broken Heart had me biting my lip from time to time. Apparently, when you become an "other" you lose the ability to make your own choices and a group of Elders can decide what you need without asking you. I can go on…but I wont. Anyway, I have to say that if you enjoyed reading I’M THE VAMPIRE THAT’S WHY, you'll enjoy DON'T TALK BACK TO YOUR VAMPIRE. I certainly did.