Book Review – Dead End Dating by Kimberly Raye

by Maryse on March 29, 2009 · 2 comments

in Miscellaneous, My Book Reviews

Dead End Dating: A Novel of Vampire Love
I just finished this one yesterday, and it was “cute”. It did not capture me to the point that I couldn’t put it down, but I did enjoy it for the most part.

It was an easy “fluffy” read, with some silliness, a quick bit of adventure and a tidbit of “romantic tension”. Well actually, the romantic tension was nice and had great potential, but in this novel, there was  just not enough exploration of it, for my taste. Hopefully, further into the series, we will get abit more raw emotion, but I think this series will concentrate mostly on it’s comedic value.

This story is about a “born” female vampire, from a wealthy family who is highly indulgent. She is quite a fashionista (she’s a total “girly girl” and LOVES designer labels), so I could relate!  She is trying to find her place in the real world, and not following the traditions of her vampire heritage (ie: somewhat arranged marriages, based on breeding potential, not on love). In this series, vampires can be born, or made. The “made” vampires are lower on the totem pole in vampire society. Born vampires are from a bourgeois upbringing, are very old and come from European lineage. The males (and females) are essentially perfect in looks, smell decadent (like desserts), and have extremely high self esteem.

Made vampires are simply that – humans, that are now vampires (flaws and all, will follow them into their transition).

The main character “Lil”, is trying to live the everyday life (shopping, friends, starting her own business, and looking for true love). Unfortunately, due to her circumstances, her choices cause her problems (albeit, in my opinion, light and fluffy – not too much to worry over).

Still a cute read (I’m sure this would be great on a plane trip), and although I am not dying to get right into the next installment, I will be happy to pick up the next book, once I come across it (just to read more about “Ty” the sexy “made” vampire that has captured her eye).

P.S. – I found this picture online – it is of another book that Kimberly Raye wrote – doesn’t the cover model LOOK just like what “Ty” should look like (as he is described in Dead End Dating)?

3 stars.

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