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Saturday, July 9, 2011

REVIEW: Her Vampire Husband By Michele Hauf

Title: Her Vampire Husband
Author: Michele Hauf
Format: paperback, 357 pages
Genre: paranormal romance
Source: personal self
Published: April 2010 by HQN Books
Buy From: Amazon

Back of book: 
She may resist his bite, but she can't resist his charms…

Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won't allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his vampire bite?

The werewolfs and vampires are at war and the counsel has decided it's time for peace. Their solution is an arranged marriage between Blu Masterson, the werewolf princess and Creed Saint-Pierre, a vampire elder and tribe leader. The marriage contract states that Blu is expected to take the vampire's bite which is the ultimate bonding, but she swears that is something she'll never do.  The counsel's hope is that this marriage will show there can be peace and others will follow along, but each side has their own agenda. 

Blu and Creed are opposites in almost every way, and they never expect to fall in love. They encounter many obstacles along the way, including learning to trust each other when everything is riding against them. Through this story we see love conquers all and when we have someone to love and that loves us, it's all we need. 

In the beginning I had trouble liking Blu; I felt she was very immature and not the right type for Creed, how could they possibly fall in love? But maybe that is the idea, two people who are nothing alike being forced to be together? Blu hates the male attention from her wolf pack, but yet she dresses provocatively, to me that is just asking for male attention. As I read I began to understand why she acted the way she did and I felt sorry for her having a rough past and abuse from the pack.

 Creed seems like a “saint”, a rogue at one point but now trying to atone for it.  He treats Blu different than anyone ever has and takes care of her. I love that Blu looks beyond what he is to see who he is and Creed does the same for her. Through out the story, I saw how their good qualities made the other better. By the end, Blu really stepped up to the plate and became a good fit for Creed.  A few of the sexual scenes were not my cup of tea, Blu’s masturbation and another incident where she becomes sexually aroused while watching Creed take blood from another man. Don’t get me wrong, I do like a good love scene and there are some, but those did not do it for me. 

Some other things I found myself disliking were that Blu and Creed claim to love each other before they established trust for one another. I would think love and trust come together? Another situation is the witches on the Council expecting the vampires and the wolfs to let go of the past and stop fighting, but yet it does not seems like the witches themselves have let go of their past with the vampires and Creed specifically. How can they expect others to do what they have not?

Another character I liked was Ridge, he is honorable and the only wolf who treated Blu with respect. I would love for him to have a story of his own. :) Nikolaus and Ivan sound like they would have good stories too! Overall I enjoyed the story and the ending is great! 
                                So I give this 3 stars!

This book is for adults only; contains foul language, sexual and violent content.

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