Bitten & Smitten (Warner Forever)

by michelle rowen | Romance |
ISBN: 0446617008 Global Overview for this book
Registered by noumena12 of Dayton, Ohio USA on 2/9/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Thursday, February 09, 2006
FROM THE CRITICS
Publishers Weekly
Rowen hits the nail (or is it the stake?) on the head with her feisty debut novel about a reluctant vampire trying to cope with her newfound otherworldly status. After a blind date bites Sarah Dearly on the neck and is killed by vampire hunters, she discovers she's not only a vampire but also has been left to learn the ropes of the night by herself. Thank goodness for wise "master" vampire Thierry de Bennicoeur, who saves her life, shows her to the nearest vampire hangout and wins her heart in the process. Next comes a mix of misplaced trust, stakings and bad double dates, all with the goal of outwitting the vampire hunters and getting Thierry to see that Sarah's the one for him. Rowen perfectly balances suspense and wit by tossing in one-liners just when the novel could start getting too serious ("I just need to wash my face and brush my fangs first and we can get out of here," Sarah says). Mentions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Anne Rice ground the novel and make it a true modern girl's guide to (vampire) life. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Journal Entry 2 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Friday, February 24, 2006
A good paranormal romance! I will definitely read more books from Rowan!

Journal Entry 3 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Monday, March 20, 2006
Reserved for Apolonia as part of the2006 BC Convention in Toronto

Journal Entry 4 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Saturday, March 25, 2006
On the way to Apolonia via the 2006 BC Convention in Toronto...Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 5 by Apolonia from Lynn, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, April 23, 2006
Thanks Noumena! This looks great!!

Journal Entry 6 by Apolonia from Lynn, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, May 04, 2006
I am so-so on this one. I wouldn't classify this as a romance though, not enough romance and not nearly enough sex! I did like the story, and I loved the fact that it was set in Toronto since I was just there for the convention. The other thing I liked and disliked at the same time was the way the author played with you. At times I wasn't sure where the story was going. I would probably try this author again.
I am sending this to SpikesMom now known as Westof Mars as part of the Relayer's sweeps.
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by WestofMars from Mars, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, May 12, 2006
Not enough sex???

Uh-oh.

Thanks, Ap. Maybe I'll like it anyway. *grin*

Journal Entry 8 by WestofMars at Mars, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, February 10, 2014
I finished this a few months ago and despite having high hopes, really, all I can say is meh.

And yes, not enough sex. Although I don't think that would have saved it.

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