Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review: The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase

The Vampire Next Door
Ashlyn Chase
Series: Strange Neighbors #3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback {p.354}
Source: Publisher
Genre: Paranormal
Characters: Morgaine, Sly Flores
Challenge: 100+

In this third installment of Chase's lively, sexy, paranormal trilogy, we meet witch Morgaine, who is deathly afraid of the dark, and her vigilante vampire neighbor Sly, who has his reasons for hating sunlight. Sly needs Morgaine's magic to help heal a broken fang, but with further help, and sometimes hindrance, from the wacky apartment dwellers around them, they may become each other's last hope for a normal life...

Morgaine is a witch who has pretty much every phobia you can think of. She and Sly, the resident vampire, are a likely match because he too has just been going through the motions of living since he was turned.

These two seemed to have a mutual affection for one another, but the chemistry was pretty none existent. They really liked each other, and were nice people in their own right, but I just never bought them as a "couple." It felt as though they were together for the sake of the story.

The secondary characters living in the building did offer a bit of comic relief. Especially Lily, the new resident to the building, who seemed to be one of the more interesting characters. But we seen very little of her. Morgaine's cousin Gwyneth was a bit too over the top with the southern speech and her ditziness.

Overall the story seemed to start out okay with great potential, but never really took off.
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