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Sleeping with the Entity (Entity #1)

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  527 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
She has a sweet tooth and a dream.

Meet Daniella Delaney. She’s all ready to open her shop, Heavenly Cupcakes, in one of Chicago’s sleepier districts. But she’s having a hard time convincing the local business association—namely Nick St. George—that she’s a good addition to the neighborhood. Daniella hopes that her famous red velvet cupcakes will be enough to melt any man’s
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Amber at Fall Into Books
Sleeping with the Entity is a cute, light, and quick read. However, it has many flaws. The characters aren't fully developed, many conversations and situations don't seem realistic, the writing is a bit amateurish in spots, and the world-building was practically non-existent. Still, I somehow managed to enjoy the book, if nothing else, for the simplicity of it all. The idea itself is a bit original, and I always love a story set in my hometown of Chicago.

Daniella was a bit of an obnoxious chara
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Liz F
May 12, 2013 Liz F rated it did not like it
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Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley


DID NOT FINISH.

I don't know... I really hated this book a lot. I tried very, very hard to get past the first few chapters but I just couldn't do it.

The beginning was pretty clever, with the heroine, Daniella, making an offhanded comment about vampires while she's unknowingly in the presence of a vampire. But immediately, I was confused. I didn't know if she was joking around or if this is the kind of world where people kno
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Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 04, 2013 Sofia Lazaridou rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Review is also posted here: http://sofia-loves-books.blogspot.gr/...

Many reasons contributed to the 4 star rating. One of them is the taste Daniella has. She has watched True Blood and Twilight and listened to Muse while she was baking. I love Muse, True Blood and Twilight so I was a little more warmed into the book after that. It had one or two Twilight jokes (not against the movie, just to tease a character). I could see the similarities between the book and the vampire stories above but it ha
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Mara
May 09, 2013 Mara marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, arc
Sometimes you just need a light funny read. Sometimes you don't. I have to be in one of my moments of doom... Because I clearly could not stand peppy, overbright and silly. Which is the way this book was headed. (Ok, strike that. This is what the first 7 chapters were to me.)

I didn't find the humour funny. A vamp with a vamp cave didn't make me smile. Nor I laughed at the other "puns" nor at Shirley, the pink Vespa with the pink helmet (and the pink fridge and ..you get the idea).
I might have re
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preppea
Cat Devon combines cupcakes, vampires, heat and an extra dash of humor for her first paranormal romance, SLEEPING WITH THE ENTITY.

"All the good men are taken," Daniella Delaney said. "The rest are vampires."


Cupcake entrepreneur Daniella didn't know how true her words were when she moved into Vamptown – an area humans simply knew as a quiet district in Chicago. Nick St. George, the head of the local business association, may look alluring with his dangerous good looks, but he is the opposite of r
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The BookChick
My Rating:
GOOD: The characteristics of a 3 heart book include: interesting characters, a decent storyline, and unique story elements; there was something about the story that I didn’t completely connect with; the book is a solid read.
My Thoughts:
This book was provided by the NetGalley and St. Martin's Paperbacks for an honest review.

I received an abbreviated (aka demo) copy of this book and will base my review on the chapters that were provided for review.

About the story...
Sleeping with the
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Christine
Aug 27, 2014 Christine rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, borrowed-library
DNF

I picked up the book because it was recommended and I loved the premise, but I had to DNF. The description of the hero, I could not get out of my head. NO matter how much I tried.
Cheryl
Jan 10, 2016 Cheryl rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to this series when I picked up book two and read it. What really drew me to this series is the witty humor and sex appeal between the male and female leads. I have since than read a Christmas story and when I was looking for something to read, I came across this book in my to be read pile. It was like I had not been gone a long time from this series when I picked up this book. The witty humor was still there as was the sex appeal but in this book the sex appeal was hot bu ...more
T's Book ~ Tanja
May 09, 2013 T's Book ~ Tanja marked it as dnf-stopped-reading  ·  review of another edition
OK, I am shelving this one for awhile. I am getting a headache from all the eye rolling. Will try to finish at a later date.

Book provided by the NetGalley and St. Martin's in exchange for an honest review.
Artemiz
Jun 19, 2015 Artemiz rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
I rated Sleeping with the Entity by Cat Devon with just two stars, since as an paranormal romance novel it was ok but not good, but if it really is meant to be as a parody to all ever written vampire books and movies and TV shows, as it seemed to me, then I would have rated it with four stars :).

So it was an hairsplittingly politically correct, with constantly apologizing for every ambiguity while constantly making intended puns, paranormal romance novel, where the protagonists are vampires and
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✿kawehi.reviews
Apr 26, 2013 ✿kawehi.reviews rated it really liked it
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Beth
May 09, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
Danielle Delaney is opening up a brand new cup cake shop in a building her father owns. But the local business association is unhappy a new business is moving in, the leader to this charge is Nick St. George. Hoping that she can woo the neighbors with her baked goods, Daniella can’t understand when her cup cakes to slake their appetites...you see all her new neighbors are on a liquid diet with fangs involved.

Nick St. George is the business association leader and head vamp in this normally quiet
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Dianne
Need a little light-hearted humor, cleverly goofy and cheesy repartee that will make you laugh? Sleeping with the Entity by Cat Devon the first in the new Entity Series, might be the paranormal beach read you’re looking for! When a new Cupcake Bakery owner and an old vampire clash, the parks ignite in more ways than one! Yep, cupcake entrepreneur, who just happens to love the color pink, I kid you not! Daniella Delaney is a little different than your ordinary human, too, she is immune to mind co ...more
Rachel
Sep 02, 2013 Rachel rated it did not like it
Shelves: kbb-book-clubs
Possibly one of the worst books I've dredged through in a really long time and I don't say that lightly. I love vampires and the premise intrigued me, but our hero/vampire Nick St. George stayed a one dimensional guy and didn't vary until maybe the last 10-15 pages. Daniella Delaney, the heroine/cupcake maker had potential, then all of the sudden the things she was saying seemed so far out of character. I wanted to scream...and probably did, she became nonsensical, illogical and I wanted her nev ...more
Claire Robinson
Jun 03, 2013 Claire Robinson rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars.

I really, really wanted to like this book, and as such regret that I have to give it such a low rating. The synopsis piqued my interest, and as such I requested a copy of it from Netgalley. As such I am providing an honest constructive review as a thanks for that privilege.

The storyline is solid and could have been really good, I don't read a lot of adult paranormal romance, however I liked the look of this so I thought I'd give it a go. Unfortunately, I struggled with several aspects
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Kathie (katmom)
Jun 04, 2013 Kathie (katmom) rated it really liked it
This one is available today. Need to laugh? Like Vampires? Cupcakes? This one is for you!

This is corny, this is cheesy, this was a lot of FUN! Let me give you the thing that pulled this down a rating first, so that I can get to the fun stuff. There are huge info dumps in the first couple chapters. The information could have been integrated in a much more natural manner. I kept thinking that the characters wouldn't be repeating this stuff to each other. They KNOW this stuff already.

Now that that
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Ronda
Jul 28, 2013 Ronda rated it it was ok
Ok. Thoughts gathered here...why did I not like this book more? I liked the humor, came away with a ridiculous craving for cupcakes with clever names, and overall got a kick out of the storyline. I guess my issue is that so many things seemed forced, with to much effort at BEING clever. (Note to self: cool it on making so many bad puns.). Much of the conversation seemed stilted and failed to flow naturally, transitions between scenes were staccato and sometimes confusing, and for the first time ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I tried, oh I tried, but I could not finish this book.

Silly me for picking this up at the same time I was reading one of my favorite vampire series (the Amazing Night Huntress books by Jeaniene Frost). This book was just unreadable in comparison.

The kitschy details, like calling the vampire's village "Vamptown", and the silly bloodsucking puns just irritated the crap out of me. I didn't find it to be funny, and, to top it off, I felt like the writing was stilted and awkward.

This just didn't wo
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Gerry Bartlett
Jun 10, 2013 Gerry Bartlett rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I bought this vampire book because of a cover quote promising "hot and fresh" and I'm always looking for a new vamp series. Okay so most of the heat came from the ovens the cupcake baker was using. I liked the yummy descriptions of those cupcake flavors. Not good for my diet but entertaining. The vamp was hot but we had to wait for a loooong time for that to transfer to the bedroom. Then there were a few convenient things that happened to make the story jell at the end. I enjoyed the book overal ...more
Jen
Aug 27, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Sleeping with the Entity is the first novel in the Entity series from author Cat Devon and is set in Vamptown, a district in Chicago that is home to a number of vampires who keep their identity secret from humans nearby. Daniella Delaney's appearance in the area could call attention to Vamptown and that's simply something Nick St. George cannot allow. With his mind control not working on her, Nick is curious as to what makes Daniella immune. S
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Lenna  Wright-Berry
Feb 08, 2014 Lenna Wright-Berry rated it it was amazing
This book graded my attention on the first paragraph. This books is full of fun, fighting, lust, surprise and love. 5+++ Stars, I would rate it 8, its that good.

Daniella Delaney has came back to Chicago to open up her Heavenly Cupcakes bakery just down the street from her fathers funeral home. She has been fighting a stubborn head strong man that is head of the local business association that does not want her in his area. No matter what she shows him upon meeting him.

Nick St. George is the clan
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Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Oct 11, 2015 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2015
Well, huh. There were parts that were funny/amusing (like the blood supply coming from the funeral home) and not (all the damn Twilight references). I kinda/somewhat liked Daniella; however, she talked way too much and did act stupidly at times. Nick was a jerk at times.
I was thinking about a 3* rating and then this happened: "If you don't have sex with me, you're doing to die." How romantic! No need to worry, the sex was orgasmic. Whatever.
Elisa
Apr 30, 2014 Elisa rated it it was ok
extremely cute and fluffy, this had some things that make me nuts, (explaining things through dialogue) - "boy Joe, I am so glad we are immune to the sunlight because of the tattoo you discovered. Yes bob, I am amazing with how I figured out the ink and design combo. Don't tell our rivals what we do." You know, that type of thing that no one in their right mind would talk about but the reader needs to know, so they talk about top secret junk to forward the story.
Otherwise, it is cute. The main h
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Lighter, funny paranormal romance. I enjoyed it. The fact that the heroine is a cupcake maker definitely helps, since I love them!

Overall rating: 3.5/5.0 stars.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. http://affairedecoeur.com.
Donna Zink
Jan 06, 2014 Donna Zink rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires, own, witty
An absolute treat of a book (pun intended)! Had so much fun reading SLEEPING WITH THE ENTITY. It’s packed with laugh out loud humor from the first page read until the last page read. How refreshing to read a novel where the heroine isn’t drop dead gorgeous but still manages to attract the attention of the smoldering sexy vampire.

Daniella is planning on opening a cupcake shop and is trying to get the blessings of Nick, head of the local business association. One little problem, Daniella is human
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Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
Jun 16, 2013 Jackie (Jackie's Book World) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance/Vampire lovers: )
Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World

*ARC provided by St. Martin's via Netgalley*

Sleeping with the Entity is a sweet and quick romance between Daniella, a cupcake baker, and Nick St. George, a vampire. What I liked about this story is that it has humor in it, and it is very well-written. As a fast paced story, I thought that their romance wasn't fully developed. From the very beginning Nick is compelled by Daniella mainly because she is the only one that he can't control. Apart from th
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Donna Jo Atwood
Everyone who likes vampires classic-style will probably choke on this one. Luckily, I am not a vampire-in-the-classic-mode lover.

If you like your vamps with their own set of rules you might enjoy a romp with the Entity. (And who the Entity is, I've no idea.) After all cupcakes and Chicago how can you miss?

My first problem with this book (not counting the red eyes on the cover) was the description of our hero Nick as being so good looking--like Mick Jagger. Really! Mick Jagger? Give me a break. A
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Carrie
May 08, 2013 Carrie rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, calibre-library
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Overall, this was a fun read. If you’re looking for a silly and quick read, I’d recommend this book to you. Now, on to the nitty gritty:

This book had some really great wit and funny moments, but it really felt a bit … rushed? I’m having a hard time putting into words what made me not really fall in love with this series. It wasn’t the title, although it did give me pause to read something with “entity” in the title. I love vampires.
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The Window Seat
Jun 05, 2013 The Window Seat rated it liked it
I was really looking forward to reading this book. The style was likened to two of my favorite authors who write with a lot of love and a smidge of humor, so I was excited to find a new author to add to my list! I think I went in with too much anticipation, because what I read was not at all like I was led to believe.

Daniella Delaney, a cupcake baker, is in the process of opening a shop called Heavenly Cupcakes in the middle of a Chicago vampire community, only she doesn’t know about the vampire
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Misty
Mar 24, 2015 Misty rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-shelves
If you enjoy light hearted and sweet vampire tales than Cat Devon’s Sleeping with the Entity is the book for you! In a market that is over flowing with the dark and dangerous vampire tale that this was a fantastic change of pace. It’s full of steamy romance, and light hearted humor, making this a guilty pleasure summer pick for me.

Daniella has plans to open a cup cake shop in a building that her father owns, but what Daniella doesn’t realize is that she is planning to open a cup cake shop in the
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Cat Devon was a pseudonym for the award-winning author Cathie Linz. A former librarian and confessed bookaholic, she had a weakness for wickedly sexy vampires, imported dark chocolate and decadent cupcakes. She and her family lived in the Chicago area.

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