Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dinner With a Vampire

Author: Abigail Gibbs
Goodreads Rating: 3.93
Pages: 549
Format: Finished Copy for a Blog Tour

The sexiest romance you’ll read this year…
One moment can change your life forever...
For Violet Lee, a chance encounter on a darkened street draws her into a world beyond her wildest imaginings, a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth – of beautiful mansions and lavish parties – where a decadent group of friends live for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no matter how hard Violet tries.
Yet all the riches in the world can’t mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.
Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds – but it’s a passion that comes at a price...

I'm finding it really hard to find words to adequitly rescribe my thoughts on this book for several reasons and one of those reasons is because it was almost 500 pages and nothing happened in it. I mean nothing. I had a friend read it as well because I thought that it was right up her alley. It was suppose to be a romance (and it kinda was not really) so it was sort of being toted at 50 Shades meets Twilight and that was exactly what I told her to try to get her opinion on it. For all I know, my opinion was too jaded by a year of reviewing and my terse opinion ofTwilight and 50 Shades.

So I asked my friend to talk me through what she didn't like about it and I found that we both had the same opinions about it. Once I started it, I had a few issues with Violet. She was aggrivating as she made her decisions. She started off as an annoying girl who was a walking contradiction. She was scared to death of this mysterious vampire that kidnapped her, but she chose to talk back? Kaspar was an enigma as well, he bounced back and forth between being a rebel and doing what he's supposed to for his family.

There were also points where things were so poorly explained that you had no idea what was happening or things that were trivial were so over explained that it just distracted from the story line. There were a lot of things about this book that just didn't work for me including a sort of love quadrilateral and then there was the attempted rape and not to mention the fun house orgy.

By halfway through the book nothing really happened and that just continued. The romance didn't even really pick up until the last 12 chapters (when there were like 63). All in all, I don't think I'll be checking out the next book.
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1 comment:

  1. Darn, I'm sorry to see that this one didn't quite work for you, but thanks for being on the tour.



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