Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Trouble with Mirrors by Bailey Bradford


A little sass and a perfect ass can land a vamp in a sticky situation.

Paolo has watched his friends and coven leader find mates, their other halves. He’s ready to find someone just for him, though that means getting out and actually going somewhere.

When his coven leader, Claude, asks him to help out with a bit of a spy mission, Paolo agrees. He puts on his sexiest—and skimpiest—club outfit and dives right in.

But the mission brings him head to head with his coven’s worst enemies, the Dark Slayers and when he finds himself attracted to one who’s about to be initiated against his will, Paolo can’t resist helping the man out…and having some really hot sex while he’s at it.

Then the Dark Slayers find them…


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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angela☆☆☆☆☆
As it has been about six months since I read the last installment in The Vamp for Me series, I don’t feel too badly that I cannot recall if we’ve met Paolo before or not. I’m leaning toward not simply because I cannot imagine forgetting such a delightful character – but admittedly, there were so many vampires introduced in the first book in the series that I won’t swear to it either way. Regardless, this installment gives fans the chance to get to know another vampire in Claude’s coven, see him meet his potential mate, deal with the Dark Slayers (again), and find out what is The Trouble with Mirrors.

Paolo, along with new coven member, Jude, are doing some undercover reconnaissance for Claude, trying to find out what the local Dark Slayers are up to. Dressed up as the stereotypical twink, Paolo catches the eye of Dakota, a new recruit who is slated to be initiated into the Dark Slayers that night. Now as anyone who has read the series will recognize, the near instant attraction that Paolo has for Dakota is a pretty good indicator that Dakota is Paolo’s mate. Even though Paolo has already witnessed several matings among the coven members, he chalks his attraction up to his dry spell because there is no way he would ever mate with the enemy. Nuh-uh. No way. Not happening. Never. But when Paolo gets to spend a little time chatting with Dakota, he realizes that Dakota isn’t on board with the Dark Slayers’ initiation and his been going along with it strictly because of his brother. In fact, Dakota figures the whole lot of them are nuts and wishes he’d never gone looking for his half-brother. When Paolo realizes that he can’t let Dakota get sucked into the Dark Slayers because the guy is too nice and Paolo would really like to see if there’s something to the spark between them, he helps Dakota escape the men and, once they’re safe, they decide to finish what they started in the bar. And boy do they finish it! Unfortunately for Paolo, his “O” face flashes a bit of fang and while it doesn’t register in the moment, the next morning Dakota has a clear recollection of their encounter and promptly freaks the heck out. As Dakota is coming to terms with the fact that the Dark Slayers might not be completely nuts (but still crazy), they come knocking on the front door, prepared to kill any vampires and vamp lovers they might find, including Dakota if his loyalties come into question. While an unexpected ally keeps Dakota and Paolo from dying during the melee, Paolo is left wondering if Dakota can accept him after seeing what Paolo looks like in full-fledged fighting vampire mode.

The Trouble with Mirrors reminds me more of the first book in the series with its humor, which can be campy and irreverent. I adored Paolo. He was so much fun to watch when he turned the flame way up on the club twink role. But it was his peaceful and happy countenance (especially as seen during his interactions with Claude), that provided the complete picture that was Paolo. As for Dakota, I would have liked to have known a bit more about him. Much of the focus on him was actually on the situation he found himself in rather than the actual man. Then again, there was a bit of pillow talk that I may or may not have focused on as well as I should have, being caught up in the afterglow and all. Whew! Those boys were hot together. This may actually be my second favorite book in the series. I loved The Trouble with Mirrors and am looking forward to the next book in the series already. And to answer the question, what is the trouble with mirrors, it’s the lack of reflection – which makes it difficult for the pretty boy twink to properly primp. ;)


Also Available in The Vamp for Me Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Don’t Stake My Life on It post.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Sunshine is Overrated post.


Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Don’t Drink the Holy Water post.



A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Trouble with Mirrors (The Vamp for Me #5) by Bailey Bradford to read and review.

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