Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith


She is theirs to claim. They are hers to save.

Zoey Blake is about as far down on her luck as she can get. A car crash took her parents, leaving her destitute and on the street. When she’s attacked by another homeless person, her lifeblood drains away as her fading vision is filled with the face of a handsome stranger.

Ian Kennedy, a century old Irish vampire, never could resist rescuing a stray. As a few drops of his blood heals Zoey’s wounds, he realizes she’s a sweet, tempting, flesh-and-blood woman. But there’s one problem. Connor, who made Ian promise decades ago: no more mortal lovers.

After another vampire murdered his soulmate, Connor O’Shea swore never to let a mortal woman pay the price for loving him. Until he feels Zoey’s skin and tastes her lips. She makes him want to break that vow.

Zoey finds herself caught in their web of seduction. But as Christmas draws near and her grief deepens, happiness seems far out of reach. And Ian and Connor join forces to prove their love is sacred, special…and forever.

Warning: This book contains two scorching-hot Irish vampires, one lady with plenty of pluck but zero luck, naughty lingerie, and enough Christmas cheer to redeem even the darkest creatures.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Rachael☆☆☆☆☆
This was a super sexy vampire read about a woman who has lost everything – including her life – only to have a sexy, angelic-like man save her. Too bad he is much more than he seems. Not that it stops her from lusting after him and his roommate.

I liked the way the threesome was brought together and the fact that even though the vamps had a drawing and lust filling quality to them, there was more to this romance. They weren't looking for something quick and easy, but something that would hopefully last forever.

I couldn't put this story down until I finished it because I just had to know how everything worked out... not to mention there was the drawn out and hunger-filled scenes with little to no fulfillment until later in the story.

Great story.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
I really enjoyed this vampire romance. Written so cleverly as to give the paranormal romance novice the details they would need, without annoying the fanatic! It is hot (cold), thoughtful and has a satisfying result – which is undoubtedly due to the skill of the author. I like that we get each point of view and that the men have retained their morals, and unfortunately also their enemy from their mortal days. It makes for a dramatic, and sweet tale, just right for this time of year.



Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Bite of Winter (Love Bites #1) by Lauren Smith to read and review.

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