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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  885 ratings  ·  69 reviews
AJ Ashe is moving on. Sure she still has not-so-sisterly feelings for Ryan, her ex-boyfriend-turned-step-brother, but there’s a new vampire in town and his name is Alexander Archer. Caught between the desire to move forward with Sexy Lexy and being drawn to her past with Ryan, AJ thinks life couldn’t get anymore complicated. Yeah, right. When her mother’s pregnancy is thre ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by HarperCollins
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Sara
WARNING! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS!
Well, damn... what can I say about this book? It was made of awesome!
I didn't enjoy the first book much, but this one was just super amazing!
Full of surprises and then some.
I totally fell in love with Lex, although I stayed there dreading that he would come out as one of the bad guys. (view spoiler) He was hot and fascinating and awesome in many ways. Would have been a great choice for AJ if she didn't al
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May
Aug 06, 2010 May rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adult fans of YA fiction; older teens; vampire fiction fanatics
Recommended to May by: sent by publisher
Can I recommend a YA novel with a heroine that thinks of little else other than boys and who makes bad choices without consequence? Not so sure.

In an over-saturated market of vampire fiction this book is average at best. I didn't like the lack of imagination and complexity in plot, lack of character development, and overly simple vocabulary. That said I did find it to be entertaining and I liked the authors style.

This is a world where our teen vampire heroine can walk among the living in dayli
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kari
Sep 07, 2011 kari rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011, ya
This sequel to Bite Me was just okay. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book and I'm not quite sure why. It seems like it's somewhat disjointed or didn't flow well. As I said, not sure.
The story picks up five months after the end of the first book and Ariel(AJ) has been adjusting to her new family, her vampire mother and sisters and her new warlock stepfather and stepbrothers. To say they are something of a blended family would be a big understatement.
I think maybe what bothers me is that t
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cecilia
Love Sucks! picks up where Bite Me! left off, and does it ever kick the story up a notch! AJ is in a much better place as far as her feelings for Ryan goes - though the love will always be there, her heart has come to terms with Ryan being her stepbrother and not her boyfriend anymore. They both have committed to putting family first and protecting everyone including their sibling-to-be from any harm.

I think Ms. Francis hit the ground running with Love Sucks! which is to be expected since the st
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Lauren
Sep 10, 2010 Lauren rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
*4.5*

Just when I thought Melissa Francis' books couldn't get any better, her sophomore novel came out and it was nothing short of amazing, good-old fun, making the Bite Me series one of my current faves!

Love Sucks! begins a few months after Bite Me! left off, and as it turns out AJ Ashe's life hasn't gotten any easier, even with the fact that her stalker and ex-teacher are finally out of her life. You see, not only is she still 100% in love with Ryan Miller, she's also dealing with the fact tha
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Erin
I read Bite Me about a year ago, and I adored that book. It had everything you could want and more from a YA paranormal book. Bite Me ended with such a romantic cliff hanger that I was dieing to know what happened.

Love Sucks! picks up a few months after Bite Me ends. AJ and Ryan are living together as brother and sister in a vampire meets warlock (only in Francis' world their known as Frieceadans) Brady Bunch scenario. So leave it to a southern girl from Arkansas to make me want to root for a br
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Arya
Love definitely sucks for AJ Ashe as her life as a teenage vampire grows increasingly more complicated. Her vampire mom is having a sorcerer's baby, a child that many believe will fulfill a prophecy that the bad guys are dreading. As if that's not enough, her ex-boyfriend is now her stepbrother. Unfortunately, that's not the only family trouble AJ's having at the moment. The oh-so-evil side of her family is plotting to kidnap her and kill her mother's unborn child.

When the bad guys find their wa
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Grace Chanboonyasitt
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Kelsey
Following up soon after Bite Me left off, Love Sucks was another engaging and fun read by Melissa Francis. Vampire novels are being published quite a lot lately, and I've been really looking for something new and different in the genre, and Melissa Francis brought me just that.

AJ Ashe was back and better then ever. She was ready to face down her enemies and proved she was just as brave and determined as in the prequel. I love how AJ doesn't take being a vampire for granted and is still a normal
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Lucylyn Goense
I loved this book! It was sweet simple and to the point with just enough mystery to leave it enjoyable, yet still have closure. I was so pleased about that last bit. While I do love series, I loved that this story came to an end with none of the piss you off cliff hangers, yet still had elements that would allow the author space to write a third book if she was inclined. Simple may usually be a bad thing, you this book is for the youth, so I think it's perfect for its audience. The best book I'v ...more
Marilou Go
I am really speechless! This is my favorite book so far.
The two books are really good. The author did a great job in bringing the best out of her characters.
I love the flow of this story. It didn't turn out the way I like it at first because I really want AJ and Ryan to end up together, which obviously didn't happen in the first book. Fortunately, I still have my luck in keeping my fingers crossed. It's very easy to make a guess on how the story end. Right? Rest assured the ending is just wonde
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Kate (VerbVixen)
Love Sucks!- Melissa Francis

In the sequel to Bite Me, AJ once again wows with her attitude and spunk. In addition to dealing with the awkward former romance with her now step-brother, AJ has attention from Lex, a smexy Brit. The tension in this triangle is palpable and at points steamy. There were several moments in the plot when I wanted to hit Ryan with a 2 by 4, and as a result I’m not sure I love the ending. Love Sucks! was short simple read perfect for sitting outside on a sunny day.

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Elaina
Cannot wait for it to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jessica (BookRockGodess) Bolton
I can't believe I wait so long to read this book! I will have a review up soon.



My Thoughts:

I didn't like this book as much as the first. I felt that the story was rushed. I think the author wanted to wrap this up and it definitely felt that way. Over all though it was an enjoyable read and it wrapped up nicely.



The Book:

This picks up five months after the first one. AJ and Ryan are trying to adjust to their new family situation. While trying to protect their family from AJ's vampire father and t
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Yan
Love Sucks is the sequel to Bite Me, a novel that I called "Awh!". Well if that was awh I'm calling Love Sucks "Sexy!" AJ's mother is pregnant by Ryan's father with the prophesied child. Ryan just happens to be AJ's ex-boyfriend who still has a hard time stopping her feelings for him. If that's not awkward, AJ's biological dad is trying to use her to take over the world. Well more like forcing her to find him these stones, "runes", that has the potential to time travel. Thus comes in Lex, her go ...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: I adored Bite Me, Melissa's first book in this series so I was very excited to get Love Sucks! We are reintroduced to AJ and her dysfunctional family. Her mother, her stepfather, her step-siblings, etc. AJ and Ryan have been trying to get over each other. Remember Ryan? Her ex-boyfriend who is now her stepbrother? Talk about major drama and major dilemma. I couldn't even imagine that happening! Well, we learn more about Melissa's ancestors and how her distant family thinks she is th ...more
Countrygirl_TN
Now that AJ's mom is pregnant, she and the rest of the family have to do everything they can to protect the baby. Ryan is adjusting to AJ being vampire and AJ is adjusting to Ryan's family being warlocks. And who knew that their parents' baby would be fulfilling an ancient vampire prophecy?
Demons are after AJ and they want her help to find the magic runes. She's a key holder, so without her, they can't find them. AJ begins training to fight and block out her thoughts from her enemies. She gets
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Julia Mills
Love Sucks was an amazing book. It was all about vampires and demons. Aj, who is the main character, is totally in love with this guy whose name is Ryan. Ryan is another one of the main characters. Aj was having a really bad week, because she found out that Ryan, the guy she has been in love with for a really long time, is going to be her step-brother. Aj and Ryan always faught demons and always tried to protect their family. One time Aj and Ryan were going into the woods to go for a hike, when ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

After getting rid of her vampire stalker and wacko ex-teacher, AJ's undead life should be all candy and roses, right? Wrong.

With a half-vampire, half-warlock baby on the way for her family (that a lot of people just happen to want dead), a hot ex-boyfriend-turned-stepbrother in the house, and having to learn to block people out of her mind so the bad guys don't pull her through to another place, AJ's got her hands full.

The bad guys (the Serpentine) want AJ
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Anne
This is the sequel to Bite Me! by Melissa Francis. I really enjoyed this book. I have to say that it was better then the first one. I felt like the story was better developed and of coarse I was much happier with the romantic developments in this one. Keep in mind if you have not read the first book this review will contain some spoilers for that book so reader beware.

Bite Me! Left off after A.J. and Ryan finally except that they are now brother and sister...well at least thats what they say ;)
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Karen Keyte


Teenaged vampire A.J. Ashe is back and guess what? Her life sucks, totally and officially. As if being a genetic vampire with a sunny disposition wasn’t bad enough, A.J. is dealing with a host of vexing problems, both old and new. Her Mom is pregnant and apparently the baby is supposed to fulfill some prophecy and pull the teeth of the Serpentines - the biggest, baddest, most evil clan of vampires around. Oh and fun fact? A.J.’s long gone Dad is a full-blooded Serpentine and it looks like he was
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Priya (Sweet Picks)
This book begins a few months after the events of Bite me! And I may just say I agree with the book title. Love does suck! In this book, AJ’s long lost daddy comes a’ knocking. If he was my father, I would have sucked him dry. He had no business coming back to them. Loser!

AJ is betrayed by someone close to her, her mother is half-dead, and her stepbrother is jealous of her new “boyfriend.” And some people think that they have it bad. Then there are the ruins to find, while trying to keep them aw
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Erica Hopper
When receiving this book in the mail I wasn't sure what to think of it. First, I had not read the first book, Bite Me!, and this appeared to be a follow up. Second, how many more vampire love stories do I have to read about? Third... well, I don't know.

Anyway, I picked up the book and blew through it in one evening. It was a ridiculously quick read, probably due to the easy language and not so hard to figure out plot line. Don't take this as a negative remark, you don't always have to read book
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Titis Wardhana
berkurang satu to read gw...

AJ dihantui oleh iblis bernama Bborim yang menginginkannya mencari tiga buah rune. Karena Bborim itu gampang banget masukin pikiran AJ, maka datanglah vampire trainer dari Inggris, duo hottie bernama Lex dan Robbie, buat ngelatih AJ. Sementara itu, Ryan pun jeles ngeliat Lex tertarik sama AJ. Tiba-tiba ayah AJ muncul dan ikut meminta rune itu. Karena ibu AJ abis lahiran dan banyak kehilangan darah, dan ternyata hanya darah ayah kandung AJ yang bisa nyembuhin, akhirnya
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Barbara
This was a good, fun, quick read. Although I have not read the first book in the series, Bite Me, I had no trouble following along with the plot or characters. We have a vampire teen fighting off her unsibling-like feelings for her stepbrother who is a wizard, and dealing with the development of her own powers. She teams up with a sexy vampire trainer while her mother prepares to give birth to a witch/vampire hybrid and her evil father reenters the picture and tries to use her as a key to someth ...more
Diana
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Alejandra
i really love this book, it was better than bite me and even that the end wast a real end for me it was one of the few books that keep me reading no matter what. ...more
Isatu Barry
Apr 23, 2014 Isatu Barry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like YA paranormal fiction
Shelves: favorites
This book is awesome,i love all the characters in it including the bad guys.
Maria
AJ Ashe (teenage-vampire-girl-next-door) has her plate full. Not only does she have to deal with her taboo romantic feelings for her ex-boyfriend turned step brother, Ryan, she also has to fight off the Serpentine vampire clan that wants to use AJ to take over the world. Oh, and she also has to come up with a prom theme. What AJ needs is to up her superskills. Good thing she has bad-boy-vampire-trainer sexy Lex to help her out!

This book is funny, scary, and superbly written. You'll read it in o
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Sandra
I liked it but was a little disappointed by what a jerk Ryan was to AJ for most of the book. I get he was jealous but Aj had to watch him date someone else for 5 months plus the way he treated her when her Mum was in the hospital was awful and not at all acceptable if he really loved her no matter how jealous he was. After the first book I was really keen to see Ryan & AJ get their HEA but in this book Lex was much more likeable and certainly better for AJ.
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Born and bred in Arkansas, Melissa Francis is a small town southern girl with big city dreams. (Okay, she dreams of big city shoes, but there’s nowhere to wear them ’round these parts. Plus she really is a barefoot girl at heart.) The University of Arkansas at Little Rock allowed her to graduate with an English degree, but man
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