ARC Review: Dating The Undead (V-Date.Com #1) by Juliet Lyons

cover103183-mediumTitle: Dating The Undead (V-Date.Com #1)

Author: Juliet Lyons

Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca

Expected Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Genre: PNR Romance , Sci Fi & Fantasy

Format: eBook, Paperback

Page Count: 352

Rating: 3.5 Stars



For those mortals wanting to get up close and personal with the beautiful undead, there’s…


Silver Harris is done with clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year’s Eve, she decides maybe it’s human men she’s done with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date. When the undead gentlemen come calling, soon she’s in over her head. And her mysterious hottie is nowhere to be found…

Logan Byrne can’t get that sassy redhead out of his head—or that kiss! When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date members, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan grow deep. Logan isn’t sure he can go through with his mission to make Silver forget everything she knows about vampires…and betray her.

But in the tight-knit London community of centuries-old vampires, history and grudges run deep and dating the undead can be risky business.


♦ Personal Thought ♦

A quirky and steamy debut series of paranormal romantic comedy by Juliet Lyons. The story was set in AU London where humans got familiar with vampires, though the later still kept their own set of rules …and secrets. It’s a fast-paced tale with repertoire of wit and steamy encounter that brought together Silver Harris and two hundred year old vampire Logan Byrne.

As first entry to series, this story barely delved on it, more serve as introduction to the matter. The underlying issue of Logan’s debt to the ancient (vampire) and his old blood bound were more prominent here.

Although the protagonists were both likeable here (some of their past stories were heartbreaking), somehow I felt they were also a helpless pair (despite Logan’s healing ability). This rather diminished my fondness for them; as in – knowing the danger if the ancient found out what he did (or didn’t do) – why not taking any precautions to lessen the impact OR acted more quickly. On this front – though I pegged them both as careless – at least Silver showed more gut and wit than Logan, given she was basically clueless of the vampire way.

The conclusion to the book was both exasperating and interesting. On one side, the way an ancient be vanquished so easily – literary – by incident was just eye-rolling; on the other hand this is the first time I read book where the vampiric aspect could be reversed! Like being cured from a disease! We shall see if the same could be put to use in this series universe in the future. 🙂


Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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