Dying for a Bite by Marie Booth
Publication Date: August 3, 2015
Estelle’s a sweet Southern girl with lots of spirit but low self-esteem when it comes to her very curvy body. When she’s seduced and bitten by two of the sexiest, most desirable vampires in Shortfalls, Georgia, her sexuality’s coming alive for the first time. Thanks to the two sexy hunks she’s living with, she discovers her erogenous zones are her favorite highway to heaven. Could un-life get any better?Nathaniel enjoyed seducing bloody gorgeous Estelle, but when her charms worked their magic on him, he lost control and bit her. Now he’s her maker, responsible for her training. While he plans to enjoy every minute of Estelle’s sexual instruction, particularly sharing her with the love of his life, Maurice, Maurice is not as enthusiastic. When Estelle intrudes on his perfect life with Nathan, Maurice is not happy. Sure, the woman’s body is easy to arouse and enjoy--he has to admit--but he’s now determined to take back control. The fangs are coming out and so are the cuffs. But when danger strikes their nest in the form of a rival gang, Estelle, Nathaniel and Maurice learn they’re bound together by more than sex and blood.
I found this to be an interesting paranormal story. Estelle is a sweet young woman, but she's got self-esteem issues because she's got some curves on her. It doesn't help matters that she's bridal dress shopping when her boyfriend has yet to propose to her. She meets Maurice and Nathaniel, vampires and lovers.
What starts as an innocent seduction goes awry when Nathaniel inadvertently bites Estelle and now she's got a whole new un-life to live. Maurice isn't happy with the turn (see what I did there?) of events, and we get to witness how the two will become three; but it's not a happy trio, as feelings of alienation and jealousy begin to surface, until they have to learn to function as a trio instead of Estelle and Maurice, or Estelle and Nathan.
While I liked the story overall, I would have preferred to have the some of the issues that popped up overlap each other, so we could get a true sense of how well the trio would come together to confront the issue head on. What we got was issue #1 would happen, the problem would be resolved. Then the next crisis and resolution, etc. To test the true dynamic of their relationship they should have had to deal with at least a couple of problems simultaneously. But that's just my tiny little humble opinion.
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