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#BookReview: “Her Vampire Husband” by Michele Hauf

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Blurb

An arranged marriage between a werewolf and a vampire.

There will be blood.

She may resist his bite, but she can’t resist his charms…

Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won’t allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack’s secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she’s ever known or accept his vampire bite?

Review

In book 3 in the Wicked Games trilogy (which is set in the Beautiful Creatures series), werewolf princess Blu Masterson has to wed a vampire elder in an effort to secure peace between the werewolf and vampire nations. She despises vampires and doesn’t want to marry one, but she is beholden to her father’s—the pack alpha—wishes.

Creed Saint-Pierre is one of the oldest and most revered of vampires, and leader of the powerful Nava tribe. He willingly agreed to the marriage, despite hating werewolves, since he wants peace and to atone for his sins. What Creed and Blu didn’t expect, however, was to fall in love.

I liked Creed. While he has done horrible things and killed innocents and monsters alike in the past, he is trying to do right and live a better, more honorable life. He is kind and respectful of Blu and soon learns her bad attitude hides a deeper issue.

I couldn’t connect with Blu. She was often immature, rude, and constantly dressed and acted like a tramp. But her actions are understandable given the mental, physical, and sexual abuse she’s suffered at the hands of her father and fellow pack members. Once she finally learned to trust Creed, she started to grow on me.

I haven’t read every book in this trilogy or in the main series, so I could be wrong, but there seemed to be an inconsistency with the series timeline and with some of the characters’ ages. That didn’t affect the story, though.

I loved the return of past characters, especially Severo and Ivan. Ravin’s attitude was frustrating, but luckily I’ve read her book, so I understood why she acted the way she did. Ridge was a great new character, and I hope he gets a HEA.

Overall, the plot is good, but I wish the narrative had been tighter and that Blu had softened up faster.

3 Stars

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