Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review: Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf

Title: Her Vampire Husband
Author: Michele Hauf
Publisher: HQN
Pub. Date: October 1, 2010
Format: Paperback (357 pages)
Source: Bought
SHE MAY RESIST HIS BITE, BUT SHE CAN'T RESIST HIS CHARMS...Werewolf princess Blu won't allow her seductive husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed calls out to her darkest desires. Yet when Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation - and Creed - she is forced to confront her growing feelings for him. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his sensuous bite?


The Good

Her Vampire Husband is one of many books in Hauf's Wicked Games series. I haven't read any of the other books until now, so rest assured, Her Vampire Husband can certainly be read as a stand-alone. Being the first Hauf book that I have read, I must say I was quite pleased with the experience.

The main characters; Blu—werewolf princess, and Creed—ancient vampire; are both equally charismatic, if not polar opposites. The romance in Her Vampire Husband takes front seat, and Hauf allows enough time for Blu and Creed to come to terms with the others...eccentricities, of which there are plenty. Both characters are well developed, and very likable. I enjoyed seeing the unexpected romance between them kindle into something real.

But as with any good PNR, treachery is on the horizon. The plot is not simply one of love. Betrayal and action add excitement to the storyline once the romance starts to get hot and steamy. I found it difficult to put the book down, not only because of the enjoyment I found in the love story, but because I knew that something bigger was about to happen.

Hauf's writing was strong, keeping my interest throughout the book. The pacing was steady, even when the first half of the book focused mostly on Blu and Creed's relationship. The dialogue between them was amusing, and Blu in particular proved to be a strong, female lead, which is always a treat in the Romance genre.

The Bad

There are really no complaints. It was a great read, with a fun storyline. It just doesn't stand out in any way to make it incredible.


Her Vampire Husband delivers steamy romance and action, with a fun and witty edge. The enjoyable characters prove that two people who are total opposites can overcome their differences, and anything else thrown in their way, to be together.


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