Monday, July 18, 2011

Review: In the Heat of the Bite by Lydia Dare

In the Heat of the Bite
Lydia Dare
Series: Regency Vampyre Trilogy #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback {p.368}
Source: Publisher
Genre: Historical, Paranormal
Characters: Rhiannon Sinclair, Matthew Halkett
Challenge: 100+, Historical

Chivalry is far from undead...

Matthew Halkett, Earl of Blodswell, is one of the few men in the ton who can claim to be a knight in shining armor- because that's precisely what he was before being turned into a vampyre. When he spies a damsel in distress in the midst of a storm in Hyde Park, his natural instinct is to rush to her aid...

But not every woman needs to be rescued...

Weather-controlling witch Rhiannon Sinclair isn't caught in a storm-she's the cause of it. She's mortified to have been caught making trouble by the imposing earl, but she doesn't need any man-never has, and is sure she never will...

But when Rhiannon encounters Matthew again, her powers go awry and his supernatural abilities run amok. Between the two of them, the ton is thrown into an uproar. There's never been a more tempestuous scandal...

In the Heat of the Bite started out interesting enough in the way in which Rhi and Matthew met. After that, there wasn't much of anything all that memorable about them as a couple. I found more entertainment from the scenes of Radbourne than the scenes that contain the hero and heroine. Matthew was likeable, but lacked a bit of fire that I guess I was expecting from a vampire.

This was my first novel by this author so I was not expecting or prepared for the Scottish vocabulary. It ended up being a distraction for me from the overall story. I almost gave up on reading it because I kept to re-read lines to undersatnd what was being said before I finally got used to it.

This read lacked the heat of it's title. The way the story ended with loving being the answer, was somewhat of a disappointment.
Book Obsessed


Lauren B said...[Reply]

Thanks for the review.
I also haven't read this author but have a different series on my TBR - The Westfield Brothers. Hopefully it will be OK.

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