The Vampire Next Door by Natalie Vivien & Bridget Essex

This is a fast entertaining read. I thought the authors did a great job with the characters of Courtney & Lare. Their chemistry was definitely there, and I was rooting for them to get together the whole time. They were just so likable and nice!

The book introduces us to Courtney, an antique book store owner who is struggling to keep her business and love life afloat. Courtney is currently in a relationship that is stale and flat and has impending doom written all over it. Mia has a wondering eye and Courtney puts up with it. Then Lare enters the picture. Lare is a sexy red headed vampire with a French accent who takes Courtney’s breath away. Let the struggle begin. Courtney wants the hot vampire but she still has her not so great girlfriend Mia, and Courtney doesn’t do cheating. Got to love a lady with honor!

I really liked the interactions between Lare and Courtney. It was very sweet and enduring. I loved that both characters were intelligent and didn’t deny what was happening between them. The authors gave great visual descriptions, and I felt like I was right there in the story. I will say I was somewhat disinterested in the vampire conflicts with SANG (aka Vampire haters). I also thought that other than Azure, Courtney’s BFF, the other supporting characters were flat and uninteresting.

Good book, fast read. I enjoyed my time with it.

3.5 out of 5 stars

The Vampire Next Door
by Natalie Vivien et al.
Publisher: Rose and Star Press