Bite Me by C.C. Wood
Published September 11, 2013
I had the perfect life; an awesome job in advertising, a gorgeous high rise apartment, and a flirtation with the guy down the hall. Then it all came crashing down. Two months later I was a cocktail waitress living in a tiny one bedroom apartment. I had also developed a serious ‘men suck’ attitude.
That all changed the night I met the beautiful and enigmatic Conner Savage. But there was just one little problem…he said he was a vampire. Figures a man that hot would be batshit crazy. Or so I thought. It didn’t take me long to realize that Conner wasn’t a nut job and that I was addicted to him.
With every moment we spent together he drew me deeper into his world and the supernatural culture in which he lived.
Now I had a choice: the vampire I craved or a normal life. Couldn’t be easier, right?
4.5 out of 5 Pennies
You would expect a paranormal romance named “Bite Me” to be a light-hearted read, but while the dialogue is smart and funny, this book also touches on some heavier issues. When Donna is attacked after leaving her job as a cocktail waitress, she is saved by Conner Savage. He has the three H’s going for him – Hot, Handsome, and Highlander, but as Donna soon finds out, he is also a vampire. Author C. C. Wood dispels all former beliefs readers might have about vampires – Conner can eat, sleep at night, go out in daylight, and even has a heartbeat. But he does live forever, and that is a reality that Donna has to face. This adds so much to the book. Donna and Conner do have an instant connection, but Donna does hold back as she considers the implications of life with a vampire. How will it affect her relationships with family and friends? How will he feel as he remains youthful and she ages? This adds a lot of depth to what could have been just a light read.
The story does have the jealous female vampire angle here as well to create more drama for the couple as they try to work out their relationship. I am a little late to the party here on C.C. Wood’s paranormal reads, but so glad I made it! I am looking forward to the upcoming release of the next book in the series, Once Bitten, Twice Shy, the story of Donna’s best friend, Ivey.
A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.
Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles. (Goodreads)