I wanted Imogene’s story ever since she had killed the baddies with the garden shears. Imogene, the snarky loony best friend of Celia (the heroine of Bite somebody), is back with a bang. Bite Somebody Else is Imogene’s story. The kick-ass hotshot is promoted from the best friend position to the main character in the new novel and does her maker proud by entertaining us with a thorough use of profanity, ridiculous ideas of luring in her love interest, and fierce protectiveness for her friend Celia.
Celia’s abnormally fast-growing baby (remember Bella’s Twilight baby?) is an unknown factor resulting in the arrival of a sexy Brit at her door claiming to be an expert consultant, as referred by the esteemed Dr. Savage, vampire psychiatrist, and vampire-hunter. Oh, I forgot to mention before, Celia and Imogene are vampires. Yeah, these books are about the fanged hotties who defend their loved ones against greedy vamps and find love in the process.
Imogene and Lord Nicholas Christopher Cuthbert III (that is a mouthful so hereby referred as NCC III) have great chemistry. Their tete-a-tete in that big house of hers has been a continuous source of entertainment. Imogene has to suffer some initial rejection from NCC III before he finally acknowledges his feelings for her. The vamp vampire is pretty bad-ass.
While the plot follows the popular paranormal romance beats, Sara Dobie Bauer makes all the difference with her humor and adorable characterization. While I kept clicking my tongue and shaking my head at Imogene’s antics, I couldn’t help but love her. The neat and prim three-piece-suited NCC-III is quite the perfect match for our wild fashionista and a little eccentric Imogene.
I find the retro touch in Bite Somebody Else, enticing.
Sara Dobie Bauer has made me take body scents very seriously. Every mention of the aromatic herbs associated with NCC III made me crave for some Italian cuisine. I had to make some pasta just to get over with the book. Hey, no complaints here.
The suspense was tight and Bauer never allows the humor to dilute the tension between the characters and the focus of the plot remained on two main conflicts: Imogene and NCC III‘s love, Celia’s child’s safety.
That child of Celia! OMG! I am a parent and my nightmare is my daughter picking up the F word from somebody.
Think about Celia whose kid picks that up from her Godmother when she is still swimming in her mommy’s tummy!
4 Bohostars to Bite Somebody Else, for some great moments of laughter and scandalized gasps.
Imogene helped her newbie vampire friend Celia hook up with an adorable human, but now Celia has dropped an atomic bomb of surprise: she has a possibly blood-sucking baby on the way. Imogene is not pleased, especially when a mysterious, ancient, and annoyingly gorgeous vampire historian shows up to monitor Celia’s unprecedented pregnancy.
Lord Nicholas Christopher Cuthbert III is everything Imogene hates: posh, mannerly, and totally uninterested in her. Plus, she thinks he’s hiding something. So what if he smells like a fresh garden and looks like a rich boarding school kid just begging to be debauched? Imogene has self-control. Or something.
As Celia’s pregnancy progresses at a freakishly fast pace, Imogene and Nicholas play an ever-escalating game of will they or won’t they, until his sexy maker shows up on Admiral Key, forcing Nicholas to reveal his true intentions toward Celia’s soon-to-arrive infant.
Format reviewed: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 264 Pages
Publisher: World Weaver Press (20 June 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
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