Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.
Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time.
Tiffany Allee currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver, and is happily married to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, ass-kicking heroines, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books, of course). Her nights are reserved for writing and bothering her husband and cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.
Cute story..... Alice has a jerk of a ex who used her and cheated with her best friend and is coming to her sisters wedding so she shows up with her sexy neighbor Noah who is a vampire. There was some funny parts but it was mainly a sweet romance kind of a book and I enjoyed it alot.
Don't Bite the Bridesmaid was such a cute read! It was different from the typical vampire story, which was refreshing and fun! I loved both Alice and Noah and wish their story hadn't ended.
I loved the characters - they were all so charming. Alice's family was a hoot, particularly her mother Edna.
It was fun to see that Alice and her sister are aware of vampires, even though the rest of society does not. It added a fun twist to the story, since it was so very untypical for many stories similar to Don't Bite the Bridesmaid.
My only wish would be that this one had been longer! I loved it and was so entranced by Tiffany Allee's story telling abilities! Where Don't Bite the Bridesmaid ended, I felt like there was just so much more story to tell and I wanted to hear it :)
This is definitely one I would recommend for people looking for a fun read for the summer. It is a perfect escape from the real world as the characters are one a cruise for a wedding!
This light PNR did not really work for me which was a pity as the premise was quite fun sounding.
Alice Shepard is in need of a date to her sister's wedding and recruits her long time reclusive neighbour for the role of fake boyfriend for the duration of the wedding/cruise. Noah Thorpe, a vampire, needs to get out of town for a few days in order to distance himself from some complicated vampire politics so when he pretty neighbour invites him on a free cruise the timing is perfect. Or it would be perfect if his pretend girlfriend was not so irresistible as the last thing Noah needs is to complicate his life even more by falling for a human!
The story got off to a promising start as the set up to the weeding date was all enjoyable and had a bit of humor thrown into the mix. It was after that the story went downhill a bit. Neither Noah or Alice managed to grow on me after a good first impression and the result was I cared less and less about them and their romance as the story progressed. In another blow to the story the humor that powered the pairs early interactions dried up a bit and that hurt the story! By the end I was losing interest so it was a good thing this was a short book or I'd have been tempted to have pulled the plug early.
I think the biggest flaw for this book was that it just lacked a hook or the sort of engaging writing that could hold my attention and suck me into the story.
Rating: 2.5 stars.
Audio Note: I thought Carly Robins had a decent voice but she lacked the talent for voice acting. She was a little monotonous in her delivery and her character voices were a bit samey.
Alice Shepard wants to be at the wedding for her sister, but she has one tiny little problem. Her ex-fiancee, and brother to the groom, who she caught with her best friend are attending. She needs a pseudo boyfriend quick and her mysterious neighbor comes to mind.
Noah Thorpe doesn't usually get close to humans, being a vampire of course their is no need. When his neighbor Alice shows up on his step, he can't help being attracted to her, she is a ray of light. He has watched her over the years and can't deny he has been curious, but her proposal of feigning a relationship on a cruise ship is ridiculous. It just so happens that it is perfect timing for Noah to flee with a proposed arranged bond marriage to someone he has never met is being forced, perhaps the time away will give him the time needed to get out of the arrangement.
Neither Alice or Noah is looking for a relationship, however a few simple touches, an act of protection where Alice is concerned, and a sensual dance has the both giving into the ever growing desire both are keeping bottled up.
Highly entertaining read, I thought the idea of a vampire on a cruise ship is was so unique I knew I had to read this story. Pure delight, I had a permagrin throughout.
Mmm mmmm mmmmm!! There was a time when I was obsessed with Paranormal Romance but since I found my guilty pleasure in other genres, I stopped reading them. Don’t Bite The Bridesmaid is a completely different look on Paranormal world. Yes, there are vampires with all the same traits but they are mature and ohhh so yummy!
Alice asks her neighbor to go on a one-week cruise with her as plus-one and since Noah needs to get out of town to avoid being forced to get married, he agrees. Spending time with each other is more what they bargained for and when Alice realizes what he is, she doesn’t care. As long as he is not like her ex and will not use her and drop her like a doll. But even though Noah comes up with a brilliant plan to avoid being forced to marry someone he doesn’t care about, Alice might not take it so light.
SPOILER: SUPER ROMANTIC HAPPY ENDING!!!! YAYYYYYY!
Fun, enjoyable read. Definitely appreciate that the author showed a more mature side of vampires where I didn’t have to read about their insecurities and how high school sucks. This was a totally cute story about true love.
When we think of vampire/paranormal romance books- we think Twilight.. but Tiffany takes Vampires to a new level which I love! She makes them her own and has us wanting more and wishing all men could be like Noah the vampire!(I'd take him-- shh don't tell my hubby tho! ha) She literally sucks us right in with a big bite of curiosity, humorous times + romance and then sinks her teeth into us at the end! This is such a cute sweet vampire story that literally will suck you in and once you are in.. you will get bitten. Bitten by a cute love story!
The one part of the book regarding Lasagna .. lol made me laugh and I don’t know if I’ll ever think of eating it at the table again without thinking of Noah and Alice.
I don’t want to say anymore.... it is a such a cute summer read! You won’t be disappointed in this sweet vampire story!
The one thing I wanted/wish was that the book was a bit longer. I didn't want these characters to end and wanted to read more of them. I hope we can hear/read more about these wonderful characters!!!!
*I was given the wonderful opportunity to review this book and there was no such reason made for me to have to give a positive review.
Arc provided courtesy of NetGalley and entangled publishing for an honest review .
Loved this book! Great fun read, you get a hot sexy vampire, a cute next door neighbor,Some hot romance and humorous situations !
Alice Shepard needs a date to take on her sisters wedding cruise, she cannot attend by herself,simply because the best- man Brent is her X fiancé and she cannot let him think that she has not moved on . Alice's second problem is she need to work up some courage to ask her sexy neighbor to attend with her, her choice of appeltinis for courage however back fires on her , leading her to insult Noah's home decor and in general embarrass herself.
Alice's second try actually she winds up intruding on a conversation in Noah's backyard between hmself and his brother Charles , so once again she is not off to a great start ! However she is aided by Noah's brother Charles who is pushing Noah to go since he needs to get out of town, but Noah is hesitant because for 5 years he has found Alice to be a great temptation and fears biting her since she always smells so good and fruity and she is damn sexy! However Noah agrees he needs to give Charles time to get him out of being forced into an arranged marriage . The tone of the book gets set pretty quickly and you know for this couple it is just going to be one akward or comical situation after the next when they board the ship and Noah discovers that he's going to have to share a suite. This leads to an argument between the two and Alice leaving the room. For Alice leaving the room causes her trip takes a bad turn and off her plan when she runs into her x- fiancé and her former best freind before she was ready, plans of being dressed to kill , to show Brent just what he lost is gone in an instant; luckily Noah arrives in time to save her from Brent's snide comments and turns the situation around, for Noah seeing Brent try to put his hands on Alice and her obvious distress sets every protective instinct he has on edge.
Noah is soon announcing himself as her boyfriend of several months and fighting his urge to hit Brent . Situations continue through the book driving Alice and Noah deeper into the lies but closer with each other and into each others arms and the best sex either one of them has ever had. I could go on and reveal more but this was a fun book and I would only detract from it by providing spoilers.
So to sum this one up, Noah is a super sexy vampire who finds himself totally enthrolled with Alice and fully comfortable with her eclectic family! Alice is a generally happy , smiling ray of sunshine, who has been crushing on her sexy neighbor and suprised to be falling in love with him! The author had my full attention from the start and this well written characters held it !
Alice Shepard's sister is getting married, her sisters husband to be, is the brother of Alice's ex-fiancé. Knowing he will be at the wedding with her former best friend with whom he cheated is not going to be easy for Alice.
Desperate not to turn up to the weeks cruise without a date Alice asks her sexy neighbour Noah Thorpe to be her pretend boyfriend for the week. Noah has definitely noticed his very pretty neighbour, but she's human and he's a 200 year old vampire. Her proposition has come at a time when he needs to get away, the council of vampires has determined he must bond with a female of their choosing. No way does Noah want to do that. So he agrees to go on the weeks cruise with Alice.
First read for me by this author. I love vampire/human romances and this one certainly didn't disappoint. Alice was a very sympathetic character, she had been betrayed by her ex-fiancé Brent and was still smarting from that. But to turn up with a 6' 2" hunk would certainly make Brent see she wasn't pining away for him. Noah was used to being in control of his emotions at all times. Over the long years he'd been around, learning to be in control was vital, but the more time he spends with Alice the more his control slips away. This is very well written, the story is lighthearted and very romantic. The love scenes are sensuous. I hope his two blood brothers Alex and Charles will get their own stories. A recommended read. ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing and NetGalley.
Damn! I can't believe I just read this now, I've been putting this off for sometime as I thought Don't Bite the Bridesmaid was going to be another cliche vampire romance but I was wrong! I've read a lot of dark vampire stories but never something like this.. the writing style is quite unique, love the humor in the story and the sex scenes are steamy!
I have no issues with the main characters! Noah is one grumpy vamp... sexy, possessive, protective but also a little sensitive and vulnerable that I actually find very adorable! Alice was an okay heroine too, had some insecurities and trust issues but it's totally understandable. She's funny, witty.. though she came off as weak sometimes but that didn't dampened my feelings for her. Of course there were some misunderstanding that added spice in the story!
I hope this becomes a series as I wanted to find out more about Alice's brother Andrew... and Noah's brothers- Alex and Charles.
Overall, this was a fun read with interesting characters that I thoroughly enjoyed! I had so much fun reading this and highly recommend this to anyone who's looking for some quick fun, sexy vamp story!
I received this book from Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Expected Release Date: May 27, 2013 Publisher: Entangled Publishing Imprint: Covet Author’s Website: http://tiffanyallee.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Sons of Kane Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy Pet Peeves: Just Talk It Out Already Favorite Tropes: Pretend Engagement
This fun, sexy read had a little bit of everything – action, drama, steam, heartbreak, and joy – and while I’m not a huge fan of whirlwind romances, I still really enjoyed this one.
The chemistry between Noah and Alice was wonderful, and though I’m not sure how I felt about the Big Misunderstanding, the groveling at the end more than made up for any of my misgivings.
Recommended for fans of modern-day vampires, pretend engagements, and fast-paced romance.
I changed my ratings cause I was rereading this story and I actually liked it.
I like how they're neighbors and I like how they both get together without Alice really knowing who Noah is. There was a time that I got a little confusing and wondering if the story was vampire related and as to where the story was heading. Don't get me wrong it's quite intense (the sexual intense) but when they connect BOOM the scene in the kitchen ... so HOT *winks*.
Overall though Alice and Noah are likable, the story is likable and readable as well as the characters.
I couldn’t finish this. It wasn’t because it was awful, but from what I managed to read it was boring. The writing was ok, the heroine a bit annoying. I rated what I did read and I think I was being generous. Anyways, with not as much time to read as I used to have, spending it on anything less than interesting is tragic.
I received a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange of an honest review!
A fun light read!
With her sister's wedding on the horizon Alice Shepard badly needs a date and not just any date, but one handsome enough to stick it to her ex-husband and hopefully in the shape of her sexy neighbor Noah Thorpe. With enough appletinis running through her, Alice daringly asks Noah to join her on the cruise for her sister's wedding.
Spending a week on a ship with humans and next to Alice is a bad idea for Noah. But he needs to get out of the city due to his own issues as his friends try to get him out of a bonding with another vampire, and the offer seems enticing.
Really enjoyed this one! A lighthearted quick read romance that has left me swooning for Noah and more. It was cute and funny. Especially when Alice accidentally walks in to the room in time to catch a glimpse of Noah drinking out of the shampoo bottle – unaware that it actually holds blood.
Fun, sexy, entertaining and I adored the ship setting. It has been a while since I last read a book based on a cruise, and they are only a handful that I stumble into. The attraction between Noah and Alice was apparent and hot, while he was battling his own demons about being a vampire who was also being forced into marriage. Alice comes with her own baggage of hurt due to her sleazeball ex-fiance who ends up being engaged to Alice's best friend. He made me want to punch him for Alice and her best-friend both the way he was behaving on the ship trying to get Alice back while already being engaged to the woman he cheated on her with!
The book is filled with exciting supporting characters. I loved her sister Cindy and kind of wished she had her own book. She was funny and really caring, the relationship between her and Alice was really touching.
Alice's mother Edna was far the most amusing. A woman who has a thing for younger man and is currently dating one. She is bold and had me laughing several times.
I am looking forward to more from this series and author. Especially want to know more about Noah's friends!
Yep, I'm still not over vampires. This book has a hot one! Noah needs to be gone for a week to avoid an unwanted bonding. Alice needs a date for her sister's destination wedding. Noah is HOT, not that Alice thinks they'll be a real couple. But having a HOT date, since her ex is going to be there (with her former best friend no less) is a bonus.
As the blurb says, what can go wrong? Well, neither of them anticipated the UST was going to ramp up beyond the tingle they had felt before. And we all know how well they are going to be able to avoid that...not!
This was fun. Ms. Allee has tweaked the vampire myth to make it her own. Her vamps don't sparkle, they sleep (and wake up sexily tousled), they eat food because they like the taste. The rules of her vamps were easily integrated into the narrative. I like that. No info dump as she set up her world!
The bad guy is such a jerk. One really enjoys seeing him get taken down, even if it is only through a volleyball game. There is growth between the characters, and I like that as well. The wedding was so romantic! And I laughed...
There isn't a huge drama here, and I like that as well. This a romance, through and through and while it stands on it's own, we are left with a few questions. What about Olivia? What about Andrew? What about Charles? Will Alex ever be happy? What that means is that I really need the next book!
This is FOUR and a HALF BOOKMARKS...rounded to five for Goodreads, because it was FUN!
*Thank you, NetGalley and Entangled, for the opportunity to read this ARC.
This was a fun book, but one I'm having trouble remembering about a week after I read it.
Alice is in need of a date for her sister's wedding on a cruise ship. For some reason, she only knows of one guy she'd like to take with her; her sexy neighbor who never seems to be out during the day.
Yep, he's a vampire.
And actually he really needs to get out of town as his vampire council is trying to make him get married.
Now, my next sentence may sound weird considering I'm reviewing a book about vampires... I really had trouble buying the whole premise of this book.
1) Seriously, there's no one else that Alice can take with her? One that she hasn't made a complete ass of herself with since living next door?
2) Vampires and cruise ships? That's completely illogical, even though he can take the sun for a little bit.
3) Forced vampire marriages? Why would that happen? Vampires are usually badass and usually have bad tempers... that's a surefire way to piss off some people that could cause mass destruction.
But either way, I liked Alice and her feisty self. Noah was sexy, as male leads tend to be. Their romance was sweet, and I smiled a few times during it. Especially when Noah was caught drinking from a shampoo bottle.
Read this book if you want to turn off your brain, or have something to read while on the beach. It's definitely summer reading material.
A hilariously funny vampire love story with a unique setting of a wedding cruise.
Alice has been peeking on her next door neighbor for years. He doesn’t go out much during the day, doesn’t have many visitors, and his home is in desperate need of “clutter.” She’s been burned before by love, so she’s reluctant to enter into any relationship. But, she does need him to accompany her on her sister’s wedding cruise for sweet revenge against her ex.
Noah steals glances at his neighbor from across his back yard. He loves her sweet apple scent, and the way she comes over from time to time. But, he can’t get too close, or she’ll find out his secret, which is definitely why he shouldn’t go on a cruise with her. But, he’s running from something and has to leave town for the week, which is definitely why he should go.
When these two get together, sparks fly-along with a volleyball- in a tournament of revenge. Noah is irresistible, and Alice is a sweet and witty woman. I so wanted them to find their way to each other. A vampire on a cruise is a hilariously funny idea that makes for an endless supply of laugh out loud scenes and numerous of hot ones, too. Without giving too much away, I loved the moment Noah meets her ex, and the moment she finds out he’s a vampire. Tiffany Allee keeps us guessing until the end with a few unexpected twists and turns. This is so much fun to read, you can eat it up like candy. I can’t wait to see what she has to offer us next!
REVIEW: This was my first book by Tiffany Allee and so glad I started her new series, lots of humor, romance and fantastic characters. This reminded me a lot of the movie with Debra Messing, the Wedding Date but with some vampire spice.
Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid follows Alice Shepard who is dreading going to her sisters wedding dateless and having to deal with her ex-fiancé who now has a new fiancé. Desperate times call for desperate measure and after the first disaster of asking Noah her neighbor to be her date she finally convinces him with the help of his friend Charles. Noah on the other hand is trying to get out of an arrange marriage; so it’s a win win for both. But Noah isn’t your average guy, he’s a vampire and this one on one time with the irresistibly clumsy Alice is going to be hard for him to not expose that side of himself.
Alex is hilarious when first introduced, needing some liquid courage to ask Noah to be her date end so very badly. But the readers see such an innocent sweet woman, who deserves to have a good guy by her side. What I enjoyed most was her close relationship and support she has with her sister, who knows about Noah being her neighbor. Alice and her sister also know a big secret, because of what happened to their brother. But things change and when Noah introduces himself as her boyfriend, which make this trip so much more entertaining. Noah and Alice have some fantastic and hot chemistry, Alice has always been attracted to him and her clumsy self creates some cute moments that show how much Noah has a soft spot for her. I loved how Noah enjoyed making her ex jealous and how Noah doesn’t mind exposing his vampire side slightly to gain the upper hand.
Alex at the beginning is a standoffish kind of guy, he is being put in a tough position of an arrange marriage. His fellow vampire friends Charles and Alex are trying to help him out of it, thankfully Alice saves them with the offer of a get away trip. Alex has always been attracted to Alice and when he meets her horrible ex Brent he starts to build a protectiveness towards her that heightens their chemistry. I love how he tries so hard to control his vampire instincts plus dealing with the effect the sun has on him, a vampire on a sunny cruise to Mexico, makes for some funny moments. The best moment was Alice catching Noah drinking out of a shampoo bottle, which contained blood. But of course she wasn’t sure what he was drinking. I was laughing so hard at her confusion. In the end Alexs’ persona changes the longer he’s around Alice and her learns that maybe he can find happiness with her.
Overall even though Noah and Alice are super strong main characters, I loved the secondary ones, which include most of Alice’s colorful family and her laugh out loud mother. I can’t wait for more of the Sons of Kane series, oh and the readers do get to meet the very dark a broody Kane. If your looking for lot’s of humor, romance and a great new vampire series this is one that you don’t want to miss.
RECOMMENDATION: This is a paranormal romance that has some spicy scene that are meant for a mature audience. Fans of Molly Harpers Naked Werewolf series and Lynsay Sands Argeneau series will love Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee.
Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid was a lot of fun to read, and it also had a couple of surprisingly deep points along with the cute love story (and I’m not just talking about the hero’s fangs, either!)
Of course Alice wants a date to her sister’s wedding. And not just because she doesn’t want to spend a week on a wedding cruise as a pitiful single (yuck!). The groom’s brother is her lying, cheating, scum-sucking ex-fiancé. Pride requires that she rub his face in how much better off she is without him.
Especially since they broke up because she caught him with his pants down, screwing her ex-best friend.
Now that their relationship is dead and gone, Alice is certain she’s better off without him (he had other bad habits) but that doesn’t mean she wants to be alone on that wedding cruise. Six appletinis later, she’s next door asking her hunky neighbor to be her “plus one” for a week on a boat.
Lucky for her Noah Thorpe needs an excuse to get out of town and out of touch. The Vampire Council (yes, you read that right) wants him to bond with some newly fledged vampire to keep whoever-she-is grounded until she learns control and supposedly to keep him from dying of ennui.
But Noah’s nowhere near that jaded yet, unlike his brother Alex, and he needs to disappear for a week so that his other brother Charles can lobby the Council, or their father Kane.
Besides, he likes Alice. Or rather, when she comes back the next morning, chastened and sober, to present her proposition a second time, Charles thinks its a great idea and Noah gets a visit from the green-eyed monster.
Noah thinks it will be easy to hide from the Council, and hide his secret vampiric identity, on a cruise ship with the most tempting woman he’s met in centuries.
He has absolutely no idea what he’s let himself in for. Or that it might be the best worst idea he’s ever had.
Escape Rating B: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid was so much fun because it takes a bite out of so many tried-and-true romantic themes. Alice doesn’t want to go alone on that cruise, but she absolutely does not want her ex back, and with excellent reasons.
There are always convoluted vampire politics. I swear. That never changes. But the whole vampire bonding to keep both parties out of different kinds of trouble was a new twist. (We never do find out who the would-be bonded mate is. Her identity doesn't seem to be important for the plot. Or this plot. After meeting Kane, I smell red herring)
Unlike the usual variations on this theme, Alice and some of her family already know about vampires. Her brother almost married one, but his vampire ex-fiancé left him at the altar. (I wish we had that story.)
I like Alice; she’s someone I’d want to meet. Based on Noah’s description of her neighborhood activism, she’s definitely someone I’d like to have in my town! Her family, especially her mom, are lots of fun.
Based on the ending I have hopes that there will be stories about Noah’s two brothers, Alex and Charles. Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid was such a delightful little treat, I’d be happy to read more about the Sons of Kane. I wouldn’t mind reading Kane’s story, either. His Mr. Mysterious thing at Cindy’s wedding was awesome.
I love a good romance and to add a vampire edge to it – well that sounded fun. Sometimes you want to read something deep and engrossing, sometimes you just want something light and humorous to relax your mind. Don't Bit the bridesmaid is perfect for that. I really took to Alice – her penchant for bracing her courage with Appletinis, her way of seeing the best in everything and everyone, and her loyalty to her family. Then there's Noah...hottie neighbour who sends Alice into a sort of mind jello stupor when she sees him. This time she needs his help – the description covers why – and of course as always things do not go smoothly. Noah is lovely, a real gentleman but he;'s a vampire – and the scent of Alice is driving him crazy and making him work to keep control of his behaviour. That's something he's unused to having to do as a two hundred year old vampire. Of course having persuaded him on the cruise celebrating her sister's wedding, aided by the fact he needs to hide for a week, Alice omits to tell him they'll be sharing a room. That's goes down well, Noah is struggling but can't tell Alice why, and of course she thinks its because he doesn't want to get that close to her in case she's going to jump him. That doesn't help her low self esteem. The cruise goes on, and its full of things that test Noah, Alice desperately wants to show her ex Brent, who's the best man, that she's moved on. She and Noah get closer and the obnoxious Brent keeps hanging round her much to Noah's irritation. Noah tells himself its only for a week and that he can go back to normal with Alice but slowly he realises its not going to be that easy. Alice mum Edna is a terrific lady, full of fun and joie de vivre, and is accompanied by her current much younger boyfriend. Cindy the sister getting married loves Alice and knows who Noah really is but is keeping the secret – she hated Brent. Brent – he's the nasty every good romance needs. He sneers and belittles Alice, then apologises and tries to get round her. Its all wrapped up with big doses of humour and cheer, some steamy hot sex and lots of love. Lasagne – I'll always think of Noah and Alice now when I have that! Great kitchen scene....
Its a real fun read, light-hearted and full of humour and a lovely HEA though not without some drama first. Its not an in-depth, heavy read but one for when you want to feel good and happy after enjoying a few hours break from real life. Well written and edited, and priced at £2.63 for around 209 pages its fairly priced and for lovers of humours romance with a HEA its perfect.
Stars: four and a half, just not quite a five for me.
My Review: I bought this book on a whim just because it sounded like it could really be fun....and yay....it totally was what I'd hoped it would be!
This is just a really well-written, fun, entertaining book. The majority of the book takes place on a cruise...it's a destination wedding for Alice's sister who's marrying her ex-fiance's brother. So yes, the ex she was with forever is going to be on the cruise too...with his new girlfriend, who also happens to be her ex-bestfriend. As a result, Alice is desperate not to go on this cruise alone.
Noah has been Alice's neighbor for five years. He's a bit reclusive, but always willing to give her a hand. He suddenly finds himself in need of a retreat. The vampire council is about to insist he bond with a female vampire. This is something they do with older vampires to ensure they maintain a will to live.
There were several things I really liked about this book: *Vampire on a cruise?? In this world, vampires can be in the sun, but it does cause them to become sick....truly like an allergic reaction, which is how Noah explains it. I like that he's willing to stand the sickness though to spend time with Alice. Even when he's feeling ill, he enjoys being in her company so much that he's willing to withstand the discomfort. I loved that.
*Both Noah and Alice have had a crush on each other for years. He's normally a recluse, but gets involved with neighborhood activities simply to spend time with her.
*The evolution of Noah...I loved getting to watch him become more emotional and happy. This is a guy who doesn't reveal much about what he's feeling so getting to see his reactions through Alice was awesome especially since she gets such joy out of things like watching him laugh and smile. It was great and part of why I really loved the sunshine scenes so much.
*Kane's boys...I'm intrigued by these 4 men: Kane and his three sons. Three men that he's turned and they all have a bond. I can't wait to read more of the books, because I really think there's more to Kane's reasoning than what was let on during this book.
*the sun imagery throughout the book...just a really neat little detail.
Like I said this was truly just a fun read. I liked it and DEFINITELY recommend it!
I used to read Paranormal Romance all the time, but then it seemed like they were all the same and omg, they were ALL ABOUT VAMPIRES. All of them. So I stepped away, only reading one from time to time when I needed a break from my usual genres.
And to be perfectly honest, this was why I picked up Don't Bite the Bridesmaid last week. Because I felt like I needed a palate cleanser from all the YA and New Adult I had been reading.
What a surprise! It was refreshing to read a PNR that was funny and sweet and light and all kinds of romantical and has all the key elements (ahem) of why we read romance books to begin with. But it wasn't over the top with the stereotypical all knowing vampire and doormat heroine (cough Bella Swan cough).
Neighbors for years but barely even acquaintances, Alice and Noah's lives collide when desperate circumstances require that they spend a week together on a cruise ship. The situation isn't ideal for either of them, but there's that whole saying about life and lemons and lemonade.
Alice is easy to like -- sure she has her flaws, but who doesn't. Especially when they've been burned before. And her family cracked me up.
Noah is a bit broody, but I would be too if I being forced into an arranged marriage. Yet he manages to set it aside to help Alice out when she needs him. And he doesn't sparkle!
As the week progresses and walls come down, acquaintances become friends become more. Knowing the cruise is a week long allows the pacing of their relationship to seem realistic and the ending will leave you with a smile on your face -- complete enough to read as a stand alone, but with enough openings to allow for potential future books.
Tiffany Allee has written a story that entertained me from beginning to end. I would recommend this one to anybody looking to add to their summer reading list -- and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she writes more about this cast of characters.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Review to come. But: if you like paranormal romances, I'd recommend this! ****** Received an ecopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review:
Alice is screwing up her courage to ask her hottie neighbor for a favor. A huge favor. He's a bit stand offish, so appletinis might do the trick. One...or four. Damn, too many!
Eventually, Alice is able to ask him for the favor, and oh look...just in time as he, Noah, has to get out of town for a little bit. Pretending to be her boyfriend on a week long cruise to celebrate her sister's wedding should be easy enough...if he can keep his fangs in!
I truly enjoyed this story. The characters had little idiosyncrasies that made them unique (Edna the outrageous flirt? And yet...very sweet as you find out...well, I won't spoil it). Noah has been fighting an attraction for Alice for some time now. She wasn't available when he first moved in next door five years ago. And since he has to protect his secret of being a vampire, it's near impossible to get close to any one.
There is a lot of sexual attraction leading to tension leading to flirtations that are just so adorable, to a hot a steamy love scene(s) that leaves the rest of the bridal party giggling.
This paranormal romance was right up my alley! And no, I'm not partial to it just because the author and I share a first name! Nor am I partial to it because I was given a review copy from the publishers. I'm writing my honest opinion as promised and that opinion is: sexy little read that is believable (yeah, vamp and all, these characters' banter is spot on)and well worth the read for PNR fans!
This is a book that vampire fans MUST read! It is just pure fun from beginning to end. I loved the story line and the characters and just everything about it really. It is the perfect book to read when you want something lighthearted, fun, and quick. It is the perfect book to devour.
The story line in this one is perfect for any pararomance fan. It is light and cute and has a bit of a twist I didn’t really expect, but also really loved. It’s a super quick read and one that you can easily finish in a few hours. One of my favorite things about this book is the way it opens up. It opens up and throws you into the story immediately. You enter the story as Alice is marching over to Noah’s to invite him to the wedding. I loved getting right into the action and seeing the attraction between the characters right away.
Speaking of the characters, both Noah and Alice were genuinely likable and easy to connect with. Alice is in the tough situation where she has to go to her sister’s wedding and spend time with her cheating ex fiancé. So naturally the solution is to show up with her incredibly delicious neighbor, Noah, and show her ex that he didn’t break her. However she gets a lot more from Noah than she ever imagined possible. Just so happens that Noah needed to get away when this offer came along. Noah is a character that you will swoon over. He is dominating and sexy and exactly what I want in a pararomance hero.
The only complaint I have is that I wish there was more to the story! I would have loved just one more chapter to close out the story a bit more. Then again I am greedy and didn’t want to let the characters go.
All in all, this is a book that pararomance junkies need to pick up. It is cute and fun and has some great schmexy scenes. The attraction between Noah and Alice leaps off the pages and you will not want to put this one down.
Alice Shepard is in a pickle. Her sister has planned a week long cruise to coincide with her wedding and Alice needs a date. Not any date you understand, but the kind of man that will make her cheating, lying ex-fiancé jealous. Her next door neighbour Noah seems to fit the bill and he reluctantly agrees to her proposition as he needs to escape impending doom in the form of an arranged marriage.
Alice is quite a fun character who, like many women in romance novels, doesn’t realise her own worth. Brent messed with her heart by leaving her for her best friend Kristen but she still is incessantly perky and upbeat. She’s far too forgiving of those who wronged her which made her a little hard to connect with. She is however loyal to those she cares about and even willing to endure a little humiliation to ensure her sister’s wedding week is all she could dream of.
Noah’s backstory isn’t clearly explored but we do find out a little about his brothers and father. Given this is a light paranormal romance, I thought it was interesting that Allee touched on vampire ennui and the Council’s way of dealing with it. Noah’s family is worried about how disconnected he has become over time and his father has proposed a drastic solution. Noah isn’t keen and is willing to accept a cruise where there is lots of sun just to get out of it. His shampoo drinking habits were amusing, as was his little rivalry with Brent. Noah tries to fight his attraction to Alice and not bite the bridesmaid but you know that sooner or later his resolve will falter.
There are all manner of minor obstacles ranging from having to share a cabin to her mother inappropriately propositioning Noah. The humour and the love scenes keep this tale bubbling along nicely. It isn’t an overly complicated novel, perhaps more because of its short length than anything else but it is a light-hearted, humorous read.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
I love romances that make me sigh when I’m done.
I believe it’s about 200 pages and it took me about two hours to read. Lucky for me I started it after bedtime, no little interruptions, because I didn’t want to put it down.
Simply put it is a sweet romance between a vampire and a human with a couple of very nice steamy love scenes. It reads quickly and it’s fun. Perfect for a few hours lounging on the beach or in your backyard, just soaking up the sun, since Noah really shouldn’t.
I actually didn’t read the blurb first (I rarely do with review books, if a title or cover interests me, I’m in.), just saw the cover and started reading. I can say, it went the way I thought it would with a little fight scene thrown in that I didn’t expect, between people I didn’t expect.
I loved it and I be happy to step into Alice’s place and be stuck on a cruise ship with Noah.
The only thing more I would want from this book would be, well, more. I could have read this for even longer, been sucked into this romance and happily stayed there for awhile. That’s not unusual for me when I get done with a book whose characters I really liked. You just wish you could unread it and start it all over again.
I’m assuming/hoping that there will be more books to come with stories about Alex, Chance, and maybe even Kane. I could also see a book about Andrew, Alice’s brother, and his (could she possibly come back to be) fiance, Olivia. (Promise, that’s not a spoiler. Andrew’s not a main character in this book, just casually mentioned and Olivia is naturally brought up with his name.
I would definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun romance novel with a little vampire twist. It’s not too heavy, won’t take you a week to finish, and you’ll end it wishing you had a Noah in your life.
You know, it has to be said. Entangled Publishing has really been releasing some entertaining reads with beautiful covers lately. Perhaps they always have, but I'm just paying more attention to them recently. Either way, I found this book through a post with the publisher offering ARCs for honest reviews. Seeing the cover and reading the blurb, I thought, "well why the heck not?"
I won't go into too much detail about the contents of the book, but I'll just say it's not your typical vampire read. It easily grabbed my attention from the start and I actually thought this was a light, quick read. There's not a bad guy per se unless you count an ass of an ex, but the storyline and characters are fairly straightforward and to the point.
For me, this was a lighthearted read with nice doses of humor. There were a few laugh out loud moments. Especially the shampoo bottle scene. That part actually tickled me because I could imagine I might react similarly if the same had happened to me.
Okay, I have to share that little snippet.
All in all, I thought this was a quick, cute read with quirky characters. I'm interested to read more about some of Noah and Alice's family in the books to come.
I really enjoyed this book. I had hoped from the description that it would be a fun, light read, and it didn't disappoint.
Alice, desperate to show up her ex-fiancé at her sister's wedding, asks her hunky neighbour to go on the weeklong cruise with her. Though she's lived beside him for five years, she hasn't seen him outdoors much. In fact, he seems to be almost a hermit. But he's hot and she's already told everyone she's bringing someone.
Noah agrees to the façade because he's got his own problems. The Council of vampires wants him to bond with another vampire in what is essentially an arranged marriage, one Noah doesn't want. Getting away on a cruise ship will buy his brother the time needed to thwart the Council. Of course, with the forced proximity of the cruise, Noah and Alice are forced to admit there's something more than just convenience between them.
There were some laugh-out-loud moments in this book and I absolutely loved how she turned one of the tropes about secrets on its head. Alice was a really fun character, likable and sympathetic, and Noah has a fantastic development arc.
At about 200 pages, Don't Bite the Bridesmaid is a quick read — perfectly sized for an afternoon at the beach or one curled up on the couch.
This book showed up on my feed one day when a GR friend was reading it. The title was so charming that I had to pick it up despite the recycled plot line (anyone remember The Wedding Date?). Turns out this story is a funny, lighthearted romantic comedy (just like the movie), but instead of a male escort we have Noah, the hotty vampire from next door.
I’m not going to go into what the story is about because the storyline is rather obvious. I will say Noah and Alice have nice chemistry together. You can’t help, but root for the two of them. Noah is pretty hilarious too, in his need to keep up and prove himself, which is funny coming from a 200-year old vampire. I also really liked Alice’s family. They are a fun loving group.
Overall, this is a perfect beach read or if you need a pick-me up book. Apparently, this book will be part of a series. Just note that this one does not end in a cliff hanger and it’s perfect on its own if you choose not to continue. As for myself, I think I’ll definitely pick up the next one when it becomes available.
Alice and Noah have been neighbors for 5 years and don't know anything about each other. Obviously, Alice doesn't know Noah is a vampire when she asks him for the favor of pretending to be her boyfriend at her sister's wedding on a cruise. All to make her ex jealous. Noah agrees in order to escape from being forced to mate permanently with a stranger. During the cruise they wonder if its worth to give in to the attraction that they are feeling for each other.
In my opinion, I felt that the book was okay. Nothing exciting happened and you pretty much knew where this story was headed. I read another review where they stated it was more of a Contemporary Romance than Paranormal and I could very well see that also. I did like the different POV's and that it was a sweet romance. That's it. For me, nothing stood out to make it great.