Author: Tiffany Allee
Series: Sons of Kane #1
Published by: Entangled
Publication Date: May 27, 2013
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.
What could possibly go wrong?
Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid was a good book to read between bigger novels. I didn’t feel it was anything exceptional, but it’s a nice book to take a break with.
This is told in third person alternate POVs of Alice and Noah. Alice needs a date to her sister’s wedding so she can show her ex-fiancé that’s she has moved on. Noah is 200 year-old vampire who needs to hideout while his friends try to get him out of a arranged marriage. But a week stuck on a cruise ship with his sweet smelling neighbor might be too much to handle.
I liked Alice and Noah’s characters, but I wasn’t over the moon in love with them. At first I thought Alice was going to annoy me, but she actually turned out to be enjoyable. Her ex-fiancé royally screwed her over, and I was concerned she was going to be someone that whined about it and/or wanted him back. She had to deal with some lingering feelings, especially seeing him with her ex-best friend, but I think she dealt with it well and turned out to be a pretty strong woman. I guess it didn’t hurt that she had super hottie Noah by her side. Noah didn’t exactly do it for me since I like my men to have more of a personality and sense of humor, but he definitely had the mysterious and charming thing down.
Alice and Noah had really good chemistry though, especially in bed … and the *ahem* kitchen. The author did a great job with the sexytime scenes. Honestly, they were the best parts of the book. Also, there was a tiny twist that I thought was funny regarding Alice, her sister, and her brother that made things a little more interesting. However, the story was a bit cliché at times, especially the ending. But if you want something that is under 200 pages, light, and sexy, then this book will give you that.
Overall, I did enjoy Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid. It is the first book in the Sons of Kane series and I’m assuming the other books will focus on Charles and Alex, Noah’s closest friends and brothers by blood. This book included them just enough to make me want more of their stories, so I’ll most likely read them. And hopefully we’ll get to see what happened with Alice and Noah after the cruise.