Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Posted May 17, 2017 by Marsha in Series / 0 Comments

It’s Bridget Jones with vampires in this fresh and funny paranormal romance from debut author Juliet Lyons

When Silver Harris kisses sexy Irish vampire Logan Byrne on New Year’s Eve, she knows other humans just won’t suffice. Convinced she’ll never see him again, she joins the uber-popular vampire dating site,

What Silver doesn’t know is that the site is more dangerous than she could ever imagined, and soon she’s in over her head. When Logan returns, sparks fly and attraction sizzles, but they’ll have to escape some very real demons if they have any chance of lasting forever.

Titles in the series include:  Dating The Undead – Romancing The Undead –

Title:  Dating The Undead
Series: #1
Author:  Juliet Lyons
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  May 2, 2017
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

Dating The Undead is certainly not the usual vampire-human romance we’ve come to expect.  In this world vampires are no longer a hidden mystery but out and about in society quite openly.  The thought that the vampire’s mesmerizing talents are not used to find them the perfect match is endearing for thinking of a vampire on a dating site simply tickles my need to laugh out loud, in a good way.

Quite simply, I had such fun with this story.  Logan is worthy of every swoon moment I had while reading his story.  He’s old world, a bit of his heritage flows through in his words and actions.  While he may have a particular job to fulfill with the dating site, it’s Silver who draws his attention in ways he never expected.  Due to the life he’d lived because of  his maker, Logan doesn’t expect good things.  Silver is the exception to that rule of his life and he has no intention of letting this beauty get away.  He may not have expected to find a life mate on a dating site, but giving up Silver now is out of the question.

Silver is… gosh, she’s so unlike any other heroine I’ve read.  She’s got absolutely no filter from her thoughts to her mouth… none.  She’s witty, full of snarky banter and she takes no crap from anyone. (there is one other character from a Shifter series that even comes close to Silver’s way of speaking her mind without thought or care)   From the first scene to the very last word I simply adored this character.  Although she may at times seem to have a death wish, her own personal knight is there to protect her. (and I didn’t overlook the obvious delight at her name as pertaining to vampires either – that brought about a startled chuckle)

All this lighthearted fun is not to say that there aren’t some very dark moments in Dating The Undead.  There are definitely villains afoot, mysteries to solve  and danger to avoid if possible.  There were some twists that didn’t truly make sense for me, however, I’m reminded that this is the first in a series so those may play out further down the series line.

In all, Dating The Undead is a fun, secy, dangerous take on the vampire lore and the dating site scene.  I would definitely recommend this story for any Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy or even Romantic Suspense reader.  A solid story, a villain to hate, sensuous moments, interesting secondary characters and a world that is easy to fall into and believe what happens there.  That’s pretty much what I expect from a really good Paranormal Romance.  Now comes the wait for the next story in this series, due I believe sometime in the Fall of 2017.  Definitely looking forward to continuing this series.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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