Today i will continue with the novellas from the anthology " A Vampire for Christmas" with the second one titled " Monsters don't do Christmas" by Michele Hauf. Not my favorite from the anthology but we can't love everything.
Genre: paranormal erotic romance, holiday romance
Violence: mildSource: won
A Little disappointed to be honest, the story is good, has some originality but it didn’t feel right to me in the way that it wasn’t memorable. I was missing something but I can’t really put my finger on it.
Daniel is a new vampire, bitten one year ago is still trying to adjust and he doesn’t accept himself. The Christmas season is for him a reminder of how his life changed and even if he wasn’t one to celebrate and enjoy it before now it’s just hurtful. However, Daniel is trying to keep his humanity while in the same time he thinks of himself as a monster with, at best, a black dark soul. He wants to help those who have been attacked like him; he doesn’t want them to be left alone without advice, information and the choice to stay human.
Not used to the vampire world yet, he is quite surprise to see a human mortal woman interfering during his fight with two werewolves.
Olivia is a famous singer but she wants to find some confidence, she has lost her mother who was her greater supporter and since then she is feeling insecure. When she decides to invite Daniel, it’s partially because of than and the fact he is very handsome. A bit afraid when she learns that he is a vampire she stays calm on the outside and intrigues him…while speaking with she discovers a man who doubts himself as much as her and soon she gives up to the attraction .
What I loved about this story is that they love each other as they are no need to transform, to change nothing just to trust the other and to take the risk to love. Already difficult without adding the species problem. That’s something I love a lot and quite rare in the paranormal romance as I‘ve discovered. I also appreciated the fact that there was an opportunity to choose (when you have the info and when you are motivated)
But for example I didn’t understand why Olivia saw herself as a monster… because she is a celebrity? It doesn’t feel right, the Christmas’ magic is only an allusion sometimes a hope there isn’t a real manifestation of it. Perhaps it’s the reason I was a bit bored when I finished this story
Michele Hauf ‘s writing is really good and I like it but this story wasn’t the one for me.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review
This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
|Book read for the 2012 TBR reading|