London’s Lord Vampire Has Problems
Dr. John Polidori’s tale “The Vampyre” burst upon the Regency scene along with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein after that notorious weekend spent writing ghost stories with Lord Byron.
A vampire crazy broke out instantly in the haut ton.
Now Ian Ashton, the Lord Vampire of London, has to attend tedious balls, linger in front of mirrors, and eat lots of garlic in an attempt to quell the gossip.
If that weren’t annoying enough, his neighbor, Angelica Winthrop has literary aspirations of her own and is sneaking into his house at night just to see what she can find.
Hungry, tired, and fed up, Ian is in no mood to humor his beautiful intruder…
Review: Bite Me, Your Grace was a delightful adventure involving an unconventional heroine and an even more unconventional hero who was not only a vampire but also the Lord Vampire of London. Vampires, romance, a kick butt heroine and a historical too boot? It sounded like the perfect recipe for a great read in my opinion.
Angelica Winthrop was determined to avoid marriage, write gothic novels and support the liberation of women. With her parents pressuring her to marry Ian, she embarked on a path of flaunting her unorthodox ways in front of him hoping he would change his mind about wanting to marry her. The back and forth banter between her and Ian was comical at times and while her mother disapproved of Angelica’s behavior, Ian encouraged her radical thinking. This made him a true hero in my opinion. Instead of trying to stifle and change her, he embraced the real person Angelica was.
This story was loaded with betrayal, miscommunication, action and adventure. While I would not say it was nail biting suspenseful, it definitely kept me fully engaged and I continued to turn each page eagerly wondering what misfortune was going to befall our couple next. As for the treachery by a member of Ian’s vampire team, I was very surprised by Angelica’s decision and have to admit that I do not necessarily agree. Personally, I do not think I would have been that nice.
All in all this was a great book that I read very quickly and recommend. I look forward to reading more by this author and cannot wait until the next book in this series is released.