Where you can find Vampire Love Story: Amazon
Date of publication: December 29, 2013
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Out for a late-night jog, mixed martial artist, Josiah Reign, crosses paths with a group of drunken men assaulting a young woman. In a few short minutes, he takes care of her attackers…all five of them, in fact.
Little does Josiah know that this one act of goodwill will introduce him to a strange new world of dreams…and nightmares. After all, the damsel in distress, Lena, is not who she seems, and her friends are the stuff of legends. Worse yet, Josiah finds himself falling in love with not one, but two of these deadly creatures of the night.
Josiah will soon learn that befriending the undead has its consequences. And when he suffers a devastating loss that rocks his world, he will discover just who he really is… and what he’s willing to fight for. Luckily, fighting is what Josiah does best.
Do not skip this book over because of this cover. If I was the author, I would pick a cover that is less TrueBlood and truer to the story. The cover is kinda (well a lot) misleading. If the author reads this…..PLEASE CHANGE THE COVER!!!! (update as of 1-28-2019: they did). Now that is out of my system, let’s get to my review.
I loved the fact that an author actually went and used MMA as part of the story. In all the books that I have read, I haven’t seen MMA used as part of a storyline. So huge kudos to the author (and it almost makes up for the cover).
Now the paranormal part of the book was pretty cut and dry. I also liked that Josiah was kept in the dark the whole book about the shapeshifters/vampires. When I meant kept in the dark, he kinda knew what was going on but refused to believe when Lena and Yari spilled the beans. Only when Atticai attacked him, did he start to believe.
The love story part of the book really wasn’t there. At least to me, it wasn’t. He was sleeping with Yari, wanted Lena and kinda ended up with both. But no real expressions of undying love was made by him. To him, yes.
The book ended abruptly. But it did lead into the 2nd book, which seems to be Tommy’s story.
So, will I read this again? Sure.