Monday, August 1, 2011

Review: The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase

The Vampire Next Door is the third book in the Strange Neighbors series by Ashlyn Chase and a Paranormal Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

How does a vigilante vampire...

Undead Sly just hasn’t been the same since he lost the love of his life many years ago.  He devotes his vampiric powers to maintaining a nice safe neighborhood, until a chipped fang undermines his confidence - and leads him to a beautiful witch who awakens Sly’s long-forgotten desires.

Hook up with a witch who’s afraid of the dark...

The charming Morgaine has spells to cure everyone’s problems but her own.  Her intense phobias keep her in her shell, until she gets to know tall, dark, and brooding Sly.  Just when these two unlikely lovers think they might find a cure for both of them, their deepest fears are realized, and suddenly they see their last hope for a ‘normal’ life slipping away...

My thoughts:

Sly is a vampire holding on to the past; the memories of his dead wife, the life he once lived.  Now he resides in the basement of the apartment complex where his daughter lives and styles himself as a sort of neighborhood vigilante.

When Sly breaks up what he sees as a domestic dispute, he inadvertently chips a tooth - and it won’t heal.  Sly seeks help from the resident witch Morgaine.

Morgaine is phobic - she is scared of the dark and suffers from panic attacks.  She would rather stay home in her safe apartment and makes her living as a phone sex operator.

Sly and Morgaine are attracted to one another - but neither are sure if they can overcome what is standing in their way and make it as a couple.

But they are willing to give it a try.

The Vampire Next Door is cute and if you’ve read the first two installments in the series, this is a must read.

I give The Vampire Next Door 2 out of 5 stars.

Product Details

    Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (8-1-11)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1402236638
    ISBN-13: 978-1402236631


Melliane said...

i'm curious to read this one, i like a lot the first ones.

Blodeuedd said...

Good to see that Sly found himself a woman too :) Poor vamp can't stay hidden forever