I was drawn to this book by the cover. It was cool, it was different and I thought why not. I like vampires! Chefs are badass! So let’s give Have a Bite a role.
Delphine Bouchard is chef and a vampire. You of course already know this but, hey I had to start somewhere. This vamp she eats, she drinks and she creates culinary masterpieces at her ultra-cool Brooklyn restaurant, Vie Sang. Del avoids love and relationships at all cost. She prefers quick hookups with groupies and vampire submissives. Quick, easy, no mess at all, that is her style. All of this changes, well kind of, when she meets and instantly falls head of heels for another vampire, Jocelyn.
To be honest I expected more from this book based on its premise than what was delivered. The book at times is a little bit confusing when all of the characters, food descriptions and the evil food critic wanting to destroy Del’s life. A lot is happening in a very short amount of space. Jocelyn, Del’s main love interest is virtually unknown other than meeting Del and making her rethink her vow to never fall in love again. I guess in terms of romance if someone affected you that much, why would you continuously hook up with random strangers. Obviously I can get it to some extent, but in terms of the story I felt it left me a little cold toward the character of Delphine. The action was lacking, the romance was missing and overall none of the characters were developed enough to really make you understand their actions or root for their success.
2.5 out of 5 stars
- Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Have a Bite (The Vampires of Brooklyn Chronicles Book 1)
by R.G. Emanuelle