Saturday, March 23, 2013

Accidentally Married to...a Vampire? 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
Accidentally Married to...A Vampire?  (Accidentally Yours, #2)
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“If you love her, set her free. If she comes back, she’s yours. If she doesn’t…Christ! Stubborn woman! Hunt her down, and bring her the hell back; she’s still yours according to vampire law.”
- Niccolo DiConti, General of the Vampire Queen’s Army.
THE DETERMINED VAMPIRE: Niccolo DiConti has faithfully served as leader of Her Majesty’s army for over a millennium, but he’d rather sunbathe in the Sahara than spend another grueling day under his demented queen’s command. However, no one has ever left her side and lived to tell. So when a powerful goddess prophesies he will meet his salvation—a human woman he must turn into a vampire with her consent—he eagerly rises to the challenge. After all, how hard could it be to seduce a human female into taking the immortal plunge? Harder than he thinks. Because his mate won’t be born for another three centuries, and when he wakes up in the goddess’ tomb, not only is his life a mess, but his destined female isn’t about to settle for a coldhearted vampire. Can he win her over before it’s too late? Not if his enemies have anything to do with it.
AN UNWILLING BRIDE: On the night Helena Strauss meets the fierce, devastatingly handsome vampire who saves her life in the jungles of Mexico, she knows her world will be forever changed. Because an attraction this mind blowing only comes along once in a lifetime—or existence. And when he claims she is his one true mate, destined to be his for all eternity, it’s a fairytale come true. So what if her knight in shining armor is a vampire? Nobody’s perfect. But discovering the powerful, overbearing immortal doesn’t “do love”? Deal breaker. Helena will flee and set out to accomplish the impossible…sever the otherworldly bond between them. And it turns out, Helena is just the leverage Niccolo’s enemies need to break the mighty warrior and wipe out his people.


***NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review***
Funny!! I do not think we get enough funny paranormal romances.
“Any day now?” Viktor prodded. “Sì, sì. Do not get your…” Niccolo paused to recall the exact phrase. “Get your balls in a bunch.” Viktor shook his head. “Panties.” Niccolo frowned. “Why would you wear panties? Aren’t those for females?” Viktor growled. “Can we go now?” “Yes, but I insist you tell me more about your man-panties later.”
This wonderful book is riddled with hilarious lines like this, I was amused form beginning to end.
We really have a mythological smorgasbord of characters in this book, and as per usual their strings are all being pulled by the pesky gods.
The whole be careful what you ask for philosophy really needs to be taken into consideration when asking goddess of the underworld Cimli for any sort of favour. She is controlling feature in this book and has her thumb in all sorts of pies. Niccolo, our leading vamp, approaches her to be rid of his position of executioner of the crazy and cruel vamp queen Reyna. She immediately sees a solution for Niccolo, but it involves him taking a human mate, something that he doesn't really have a taste for. Having no choice being human mate or die, he goes for door number one. Cimli sets the gears in motion, however she doesn't tell him that he will be put to sleep for three hundred years or....well, other things that will spoil the story.
Three hundred years later, Helena is having a bad holiday , lost and without her luggage she is lead into the jungle by a floating light. It leads her to a ruin where Niccolo is waiting to be awoken from his slumber. Cimli tricks her into waking him with a kiss and with that, unbeknown to Helena, their bond is forged, mates have met.
The rest of this book is a fun read. Even the tension bits are laced with humor. It is fast paced and easy to consume, I finished it in one sitting. Niccolo, is an interesting character, whose assimilation into the 21st century is hilarious to read. His struggle to understand the world around him a definite plus for me in the book.
There was a sexual tension throughout the book, hampered by Niccolo's need to follow the rules and the prophecy to ensure his future. I could completely understand Helena and her frustration with his cave man view of the world.
All in all, I liked this book, it was enjoyable and really entertaining. I loved the different take on all the mythological creatures and that it wasn't as heavy and depressing as some books in this genre can be. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.    

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