Book Review: Don’t Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee

21854382Rachel Davis will do whatever it takes to end her sister’s relationship with her cheating fiance, even if it means blackmailing a sexy vampire. Meanwhile Charles is determined to trap the man threatening his sister-in-law, and he has no problem cozying up to the man with a fictitious job offer to do it. But when he meets Rachel, he sees no problem with a bit of blackmail between consenting adults. Especially if it gets him closer to the beautiful, audacious woman.

Don’t Blackmail the Vampire is a fun romp into the romance genre with a hardy heroine who’s able to stand on her own two feet. The hero is far sassier than I’ve seen in a while, and that made him pretty interesting. They’re equally matched, which makes for some great banter between the pair.

Probably my favorite part of the story was how Charles being a vampire generally didn’t impact the plot. Sure it played into the blackmail situation and explained certain aspects of Charles’s abilities. But Rachel wasn’t thrown into the middle of a vampire war or vampire politics. Charles just happens to be a vampire in the middle of Colorado, working to help his family.

The plot device that connects Rachel and Charles–the blackmail–felt a bit  contrived at first. It didn’t make much sense to me that a vampire would allow himself to be blackmailed. I mean, he’s a freaking vampire and Rachel is just a regular old human. It’s explained pretty quickly after the first chapter. But it left me a little unsure about the story.

Don’t Blackmail the Vampire would be perfect for a reader who wants a light, slightly supernatural romance.

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Don’t Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee is available from Entangled Publishing as an eBook and paperback.

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