Don't Bite the Bridesmaid

Don't Bite the Bridesmaid

by Tiffany Allee

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ISBN-13: 9781622668045
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/27/2013
Series: Sons of Kane
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 153,351
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tiffany Allee lives in Phoenix, AZ and is happily engaged to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, and her nights writing and bothering her cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.

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CHAPTER 1

When the door opened, Alice Shepard suddenly wished she'd had five appletinis.

Noah Thorpe peered at her from behind hooded eyes. And if his bored expression hadn't told her he wasn't interested in talking to her, his tone would have.

"Yes?"

She straightened her dress and then ran a hand over her hair, smoothing it. She could do this. Four appletinis and enough outrage bottled inside her chest to choke a bear virtually guaranteed enough courage.

"Hi, Noah," she said, forcing a smile. She could do this. The worst he could do was say no, right? "Can I come in and talk to you for a minute?"

He paused for a moment, and the humiliating thought that he'd deny her even that simple request flashed through her mind. But finally, he nodded and stepped back.

She steeled her spine and walked past him into his foyer, glancing around even though she'd seen it several times in the five years she'd lived next door. But that had been for silly requests or neighborly things. Asking him to get a tree trimmed was one thing, and didn't really compare to what she intended to ask now. And it hit her how very nice his house was. What did the man do for a living to afford such a place at his age? He couldn't be much older than thirty. Family money?

Noah walked past her and his dark grey dress shirt brushed against her bare shoulder. She suppressed a shiver, smoothed her sundress, and followed him. And she did her best to keep from staring at the smooth line of his wide shoulders, and the way his pants revealed one of the nicest butts she'd seen in ... well, ever.

Down girl. There was no doubt about it, Noah was attractive. Her sister had asked once if Alice's neighbor was cute. The word didn't apply. Even the word handsome didn't do him justice. Erotic. Sensual. Dangerous. But never simply handsome. And certainly not cute.

With dark hair cropped close, a sharp jaw, and a Roman nose, he made her breath catch every time she saw him. But the chiseled features had nothing over his eyes. Dark and impenetrable, he had the bluest eyes she'd ever seen.

She half tripped on his hallway rug, but managed to catch herself before she fell. Noah glanced back, and her face burned.

"You okay?"

"Fine," she squeaked.

It wasn't fair. Not only was he handsome, but he had a body that promised to be lean and perfect, even though it had been covered in expensive clothing every time she'd seen him.

Well, every time she'd seen him close-up. A glimpse or two from her balcony while he took a midnight swim in his pool hardly counted. She couldn't make out much detail in the moonlight.

Besides, fantasizing about him was pointless. She wasn't ready to move on yet, anyway. She liked being alone. Sure, she got a little lonely sometimes, but she could deal with that a lot more easily than she could the alternative. On her own, she didn't have to worry about keeping her guard up, or what anyone else thought of her choices. She didn't have to go to the constant string of parties Brent enjoyed, didn't have to watch out for his dark moods.

"Would you like something to drink?" he asked when they reached the kitchen.

She leaned on the granite breakfast bar, ignoring the barstools tucked beneath it. He'd obviously spent a lot on redoing the home with the nicest finishes around. Granite and marble abounded, and the floors were some sort of dark, exotic wood.

God, yes. "No, thank you."

She had to get this over with quickly. Before she lost her nerve. Before the alcohol content in her blood got any lower.

"What can I do for you, Miss Shepard?" He stepped away from the refrigerator and turned those brilliant eyes on her. She lost her train of thought. Her stomach clenched, and she could only stare.

"Miss Shepard?" he asked again, but his tone was different. Lower.

"What do you do for a living?" The kitchen smelled clean — almost too clean and fresh. The man didn't cook much, she would bet.

"That's what you came to ask me?"

No. Crap. "No, I — this is a nice place is all. A little impersonal though." She glanced nervously at her surroundings. "It could use some clutter." Had she just told him his house could use some clutter? What the heck was wrong with her? There weren't enough drinks in the world to excuse the comment ... at least from her mouth. They weren't exactly close.

He looked a little bemused. "You think my home could use some clutter."

"Well, kind of. I mean, it's nice. Just not terribly homey." Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. "Sorry. I've had some appletinis and —"

"Yes, I can smell them," he said.

Double crap. Did she smell that bad? But his neutral expression didn't support that theory, and if anything, he leaned toward her.

"You were going to ask me something? You're not only here to insult my decor?"

"Um ... sorry. Yes, I did want to ask you something." But asking him then felt very wrong. She'd already made a fool of herself. Her stomach swirled. Oh God, too many drinks.

He raised an eyebrow.

"I think I'm going to be sick." The words escaped her before she could stop them. Dammit. The room churned.

Noah stared at her, apparently dumbfounded.

"Excuse me?" he finally asked.

"I'm sorry," she muttered, then turned away.

She practically ran out of Noah's and across the short distance to her own home. Her front door slammed behind her, and she turned back and pressed her face against the hard wood. After a few seconds, her nausea lifted, but it was too late. Damn those appletinis. And damn her nerves.

It didn't help that Noah was gorgeous and always seemed so polite. Since she'd come to live at her grandma's home, he'd been a constant presence in the large house next door. And from the very day she moved in, she'd noticed him. Who wouldn't? The man was over six feet of pure hunk.

She had to do something — and fast. She couldn't afford self-pity. A backup plan, that's what she needed. Maybe she could ask someone at work to go with her. Her fellow accountants might not match the muscly goodness of Noah, but there were a couple who were handsome enough. And they'd be a much safer option anyway.

She grabbed her cell phone from her purse and fumbled around with it until she found her sister's name.

"Hidey-ho," her sister, Cindy, said. Their usual silly greeting never failed to bring a smile to Alice's face, but tonight she couldn't seem to muster a grin.

"Hey, sis."

"Oh boy, you sound depressed. What's up?"

"I totally embarrassed myself in front of my neighbor. I went to ask him to your wedding."

"The big guy you told me about? Wow. How many drinks did that take?" Her sister's voice was laced with amusement.

"Enough. I'll have a hell of a hangover tomorrow. And worse, I didn't even ask. I lost my nerve." She took a deep breath. "And, I almost threw up on him."

"Well, hell —"

"But it doesn't matter. Maybe I'll ask someone else." She kicked her sandals off and trotted into her kitchen. Unlike the spacious room Noah's house sported, it was cozy and homey. And covered in flowers. Flowery wallpaper and rugs. Just like Grandma left it.

"You almost threw up on him?" Cindy laughed. "Too many appletinis?"

"That and too many nerves."

"So why don't you ask someone from work, then? You haven't threatened to puke on any of them, I hope."

Her sister's words echoed her own thoughts, but a niggling of worry held her back. "I don't know. It seems like that could make work awkward." Even as she said it, she knew it was true. She couldn't ask one of the passable men from work. That was just begging for trouble. She had to be smart, put her emotions aside. If she had to, she'd grin and bear it. Go to her sister's wedding alone and look like a dateless loser in front of her ex.

Crap.

"Just come by yourself. It'll be fine. I promise."

"Is Brent bringing a date?" Alice asked.

"I'll have to check the guest list —"

"Cindy!"

"All right, yes. He's bringing a date. And yes, it's her."

It's her. The words pinged through her head like a pinball. Suddenly, the appletinis pressed against her stomach again, full force.

"I have to go."

"Alice —"

"Sorry sis, I'll call you tomorrow." She hit the end button on her phone and took a deep breath, grateful for the solid wall under her hand when she reached out to lean on it for support.

Slowly, she made her way to the couch and plopped down. She had to come up with a plan, but her thoughts didn't want to come into focus. Cindy's words reverberated, smiting any attempt she could make at a fully-formed thought.

He was bringing her. That meant they were still together. They weren't just a fling. He really cared about Kristen.

He never cared about me.

No. She couldn't let herself go down that line of thought. She had to pull it together, get her mind straight, and figure out a new plan. Going down without a fight wasn't an option.

But heading back to Noah's right away wasn't an option either. Her stomach wasn't reliable after the appletinis, and she needed to regroup. She itched to jump on the web and continue her genealogy research. Working on her family tree relaxed her. Something about researching her family's history, finding interesting old snippets of their lives from so long ago, gave her a rush. But after all those drinks, she was in no condition to make sense of old records.

Instead, she got a few hours of sleep, and then formulated her plan of attack in the shower. Courage — not liquid courage, but plain old determination — was what she needed to ask Noah. And if he said no? Well, she'd cross that bridge when she came to it.

The next morning, the smell of coffee saturated the air, and she watched the pot fill impatiently. She'd just have to appeal to his good human nature. Noah was a nice man. He'd always waved at her when they passed on the street, and he even helped her that time she'd locked herself out of her house. Something about him made her comfortable, and she knew enough to trust her instincts.

That had been a hard lesson to learn.

A photo of her grandmother, taken when she was a young woman, caught Alice's attention, and she slid her finger against the side of the frame. The picture was her favorite. Her grandmother had been so strong, and the turn of her jaw and determined eyes in the picture revealed the woman of courage she had been. And for some reason, looking into her grandmother's eyes fueled her confidence. Like it always did.

She applied some makeup and threw on a new sundress and then checked herself in the mirror. The pretty dress hung just right over her suntanned body, maybe a bit more revealing than the one she'd worn the day before. Couldn't hurt, right?

A cup of coffee burned its way down her throat, but it gave her back the bit of energy the alcohol had robbed her of. Radiating confidence she wasn't entirely certain she felt, she forced a smile onto her face and headed back to her neighbor's.

She'd convince Noah. She had to.

Noah opened the door hesitantly, half expecting his pretty neighbor to be waiting for him with an unuttered idea gleaming in her eyes, and random insults on her tongue. He'd half expected her to return the night before, but either her embarrassment or the amount of alcohol she'd consumed must have gotten the better of her, because she hadn't shown up again. Thankfully, he'd distracted her and managed to get her to leave before he'd had to answer her questions about his job, which would inevitably lead to questions about his life. Questions he couldn't answer. But a very male face greeted him with an easygoing smile, and his stomach dropped in unexpected disappointment.

"Are you going to invite me in?"

"Of course. Come in, Charles," he said, and then stepped back so the other man could enter. "You know you've been here a dozen times in the last year alone. You don't need the formal invitation."

"Oh, I know, but old habits. You know the drill," Charles said as he wandered toward the kitchen.

Noah grimaced but didn't reply. He knew how old habits became ingrained, if you let them. Noah was all about habits. All about keeping things safe and avoiding change.

"You could stand to loosen up on some of those old habits," Charles said, his gaze surveying the house. His frown made Noah think of Alice's assessment that he needed more clutter. "I don't think a single thing has moved in here since you decorated a few years ago."

"So what's the word?" Noah asked. His decor was fine. And it wasn't up for discussion with his friend or his pretty neighbor.

Charles opened the refrigerator door and pulled out two beers. "Let's talk out back."

"Why?"

"Because it's a beautiful, cloudy day in California, my friend. Such a day shouldn't be wasted indoors. Especially since your deck is shaded."

Noah took one of the beers and nodded. This couldn't be good. Charles wanted to go outside. Had offered him a beer. His own beer, but still. The news couldn't be what he wanted to hear.

They went out to his back deck and he shot a quick glance at Alice's house. Her second floor balcony offered her a bit of a view of his backyard. Not the whole area, she was at the wrong angle for that, and he'd had his landscaping designed for privacy. But she could see parts of his pool. And he could watch her read out there. Which she did, almost nightly. Sometimes with a glass of wine, and sometimes with only a book to keep her company.

Watching her was wrong. He had no right. But he couldn't seem to help himself.

"Are you okay?" Charles asked, his smooth tone curious.

"Tell me."

"So eloquent, my friend. So polite."

"Dammit, tell me." Charles was stalling. Great. That could only mean one thing.

Charles took a long drink of his beer. "All right. They've decided to go ahead with it."

"What the —"

"I'm still working on it. So is Alex. We'll get it fixed, but it might be best if you get out of town while we do." He sat down heavily onto one of the cushioned outdoor chairs surrounding the large table. "Can you do that? Shouldn't need to be gone for long. A couple of days to appeal the ruling. Maybe a week."

"Where exactly can I go where they won't find me?"

"I know a boat departing day after tomorrow," a clear voice said from behind them.

Charles jumped from his chair and Noah spun to face the intruder. When the bright dress — pink this time — came into view from around the corner of his house, he held up a hand to stop Charles from accosting her.

"What are you doing creeping around in my back yard, Miss Shepard?" He didn't bother to keep the anger from his tone. She'd invaded his space without being invited. Listened in to his conversation. The things she could have heard — well, it wasn't worth worrying about. They hadn't said anything important.

Even worse, she was just as beautiful as always. Her long blonde hair was pulled back in a casual design, begging to be released. A minimal amount of make-up adorned her sun-touched skin. And her body curved in all the right places.

"Alice," she corrected, voice perky. A large smile lit up her face as if she hadn't heard the warning in his tone. "Hi there." She gave Charles a small wave.

Charles stepped forward and took one of Alice's delicate hands into his, flashing her an appreciative grin. Charles's flirtatious personality and easy confidence had never bothered Noah before, but he couldn't keep the frown from his face when Alice smiled at his friend.

Few women resisted Charles. He looked like he should be on a surfboard with his dark blond hair, which appeared to have been highlighted by the sun, and his easygoing attitude. Charles knew exactly how attractive he was to the opposite sex. A fact of which he availed himself at every opportunity.

"I'm Charles, as Noah would tell you if he wasn't —"

"Rude?" Alice asked with a teasing smile, and Charles let out a loud roar of a laugh.

Noah stepped next to them, slightly in Alice's personal space. As he intended, she released Charles's hand and stepped back.

"I can see she knows you well, Noah."

"She doesn't know me at all," he said, never moving his gaze from Alice's dark eyes. "Why are you here, Miss Shepard?"

"Alice. Why can't you call me Alice?" She waved her hand in the air, dismissing any attempt at an answer he might make. "You didn't answer your door, and I could see you were probably home."

"Peering through windows now?"

"Hardly." Her voice remained calm, but a bit of pink crept up her neck. She had enough sense to at least be a little embarrassed. "But a BMW was in your driveway — your car, Charles?" she asked, glancing to her side to include Charles in their conversation.

(Continues…)



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Don't Bite the Bridesmaid 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Stef0 More than 1 year ago
Fun and sexy! Damn! I can't believe I just read this now, I've been putting this off for quite sometime as I thought Don't Bite the Bridesmaid was going to be another cliche vampire romance but I was wrong! I've read a lot of dark vampire stories but never something like this.. the writing style is quite unique, love the humor in the story and the sex scenes are steamy! I have no issues with the main characters! Noah is one grumpy vamp... sexy, possessive, protective but also a little sensitive and vulnerable that I actually find very adorable! Alice was an okay heroine too, had some insecurities and trust issues but that's understandable. She's funny, witty.. though she came off as weak sometimes but that didn't dampened my feelings for her. Of course there were some misunderstanding at the end that added spice in the story! I hope this becomes a series as I wanted to find out more about Alice's brother Andrew and Noah's brothers- Alex and Charles. Overall, this was a fun read with interesting characters that I thoroughly enjoyed! I had so much fun reading this and highly recommend this to anyone who's looking for some quick fun, sexy vamp story!
HeatherM74 More than 1 year ago
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I love romances that make me sigh when I’m done. I believe it’s about 200 pages and it took me about two hours to read. Lucky for me I started it after bedtime, no little interruptions, because I didn’t want to put it down. Simply put it is a sweet romance between a vampire and a human with a couple of very nice steamy love scenes. It reads quickly and it’s fun. Perfect for a few hours lounging on the beach or in your backyard, just soaking up the sun, since Noah really shouldn’t. I actually didn’t read the blurb first (I rarely do with review books, if a title or cover interests me, I’m in.), just saw the cover and started reading. I can say, it went the way I thought it would with a little fight scene thrown in that I didn’t expect, between people I didn’t expect. I loved it and I be happy to step into Alice’s place and be stuck on a cruise ship with Noah. The only thing more I would want from this book would be, well, more. I could have read this for even longer, been sucked into this romance and happily stayed there for awhile. That’s not unusual for me when I get done with a book whose characters I really liked. You just wish you could unread it and start it all over again. I’m assuming/hoping that there will be more books to come with stories about Alex, Chance, and maybe even Kane. I could also see a book about Andrew, Alice’s brother, and his (could she possibly come back to be) fiance, Olivia. (Promise, that’s not a spoiler. Andrew’s not a main character in this book, just casually mentioned and Olivia is naturally brought up with his name. I would definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a fun romance novel with a little vampire twist. It’s not too heavy, won’t take you a week to finish, and you’ll end it wishing you had a Noah in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very impressed with this book! Good writer. Loved the story line!
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business. Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time. What could possibly go wrong? Review I liked this take on vampire stories, it was not dark and moody, but light and fun. It was original, but also, stayed with some of the vampire mythos. Though this is a paranormal story, but has a very contemporary feel. Alice, a pretty mortal lives next door to Noah, a handsome 200 yr old vampire. When Alice needs a date to accompany her on a cruise for her sisters wedding; why not ask the sexy Noah? the man she has been lusting over for a while now. Alice has been hurt by her ex-fiancee and ex-best friend, so obviously she is gun shy and takes a chance on asking Noah to go with her. I liked Alice because she was someone you could easily relate too and understand her insecurities. Noah agrees to going with Alice and keeping up this farce because he has his own troubles he needs to hide out from. Noah, seems aloof and standoffish at first, partly because he really does want Alice. Once he is on the cruise he becomes more more at ease and even territorial where Alice is concerned. There time on cruise finds them growing closer and the when they finally come together the scenes steamy and sexy. Of course, there has to be a miss-understanding and a making up and Ms. Allee does a good job of making it believable and hoping for our characters work out their differences. I loved the supporting characters, they really add to the fun of the story. I think Alice's Mom should have her own story, I think there is a great back story to be told and she is a fun/interesting character. Then there is mention of Alice's brother who was left at the alter by his vampire finance; maybe setting up another book? From the title I would assume that Noah's two brothers will be having books come out about them and cannot wait to read them! 4 Licks
ssgsc More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Kind of a corny title but a very fun and sexy read. First book I have read by this author but it won't be the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute paranormal story. Would like Kane to have a story as well as Alex, Olivia, and Charles.
Lagalloway More than 1 year ago
Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid is more than just a vampire novel. It’s a novel about two completely different people that somehow have to “pretend” to like each other around others and avoid their intense attraction when behind closed doors. Tiffany Allee’s tale earns 4.5 stars from me! Unexpected twists and turns to their already rocky situation caused me to keep turning the pages and not able to put it down. Alice is such a strong, optimistic woman, but has allowed one man to cause negativity to override herself perception. Noah is centuries old, anti-social, brooding, and in a dilemma of his own involving another. Having closely watched each other for 5 years as neighbors, but never getting close enough to see if there could be more between them, they force themselves to be stuck on a cruise ship for a week. What could go wrong? Or, rather, what could go right? Tiffany’s writing takes these characters and makes you fall in love with them, hate them, root for me, bash them, and want to keep them all at the same time. I can’t wait to see what is up next for the Son’s of Kane series! (I received an ARC for my honest review and this is my honest to goodness, straight from the heart review!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I quit reading paranormal books they became boring just like the new adults contemporary are becoming. This book was different, it was funny, sexy and a lot of fun to read. Thoroughly enjoyed from begining to end. Highly recommend.
SaSers More than 1 year ago
Love Love Love it! Darn this Vampire is sexy and hot!!  Great story line and dialogue. Had me from the first page.  I  so want this to become a series!  I'll be one of the first in line to read it!  
FangsWandsFairy More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. I think the relationship between the family members is spot on and Alice's hurt from a previous relationship is palpable. The story is told with a lot of humor, some poignant moments, and a FABULOUS twist. The characters are a little different, and for the most part, Tiffany uses conventional rules for her vampires influenced by a variety of traditions. I Highly Recommend DON'T BITE THE BRIDESMAID for a bit of summer fun. It would be a great gift to send bridesmaids before the wedding, especially if your wedding is on a cruise ship or at a destination. This review originally appeared on my blog, Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust. I received an e-galley from the publisher for review. All opinions herein are my own and no remuneration was exchanged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderfully refreshing paranormal romance. I had gotten so used to heavy, deep paranormal romances that I had forgotten vampires can be funny! Don't Bite The Bridesmaid is fun, lighthearted, sensual reading at its best. I love the chemistry between Alice and Noah right from the very start. There is emotion, passion, flirting... I mean really, I simply enjoyed every single page of this read! There wasn't a lot of angsty drama to drag it down, although I did feel for Alice with her horrible ex-boyfriend... but it certainly didn't hurt to have hunky Noah right beside her defending her honor and saving the day every chance he got! Don't Bite the Bridesmaid is a perfect read for a long day at the beach or sitting in the sun on your porch. Fast paced, humorous, romantic with fabulous secondary characters the story flew right by for me and has me wanting more!!!
AubrieNH More than 1 year ago
“A hilariously funny vampire love story with a unique setting of a wedding cruise.” Alice has been peeking on her next door neighbor for years. He doesn’t go out much during the day, doesn’t have many visitors, and his home is in desperate need of “clutter.” She’s been burned before by love, so she’s reluctant to enter into any relationship. But, she does need him to accompany her on her sister’s wedding cruise for sweet revenge against her ex. Noah steals glances at his neighbor from across his back yard. He loves her sweet apple scent, and the way she comes over from time to time. But, he can’t get too close, or she’ll find out his secret, which is definitely why he shouldn’t go on a cruise with her. But, he’s running from something and has to leave town for the week, which is definitely why he should go. When these two get together, sparks fly-along with a volleyball- in a tournament of revenge. Noah is irresistible, and Alice is a sweet and witty woman. I so wanted them to find their way to each other. A vampire on a cruise is a hilariously funny idea that makes for an endless supply of laugh out loud scenes and numerous of hot ones, too. Without giving too much away, I loved the moment Noah meets her ex, and the moment she finds out he’s a vampire. Tiffany Allee keeps us guessing until the end with a few unexpected twists and turns. This is so much fun to read, you can eat it up like candy. I can’t wait to see what she has to offer us next!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Fun, contemporary PNR.  Alice needs a date to take to her sisters wedding as her ex is the best man.  Her next door neighbor is single and a hunk and more importantly he needs to get out of town for a couple of days so it’s a win win for both.  What they didn’t expect was exactly how much of a win it could be for them both. This is a fun don’t take yourself so serious romp.  Fans of Candace Havens Take It Like A Vamp will enjoy Don't Bite the Bridesmaid .  Can’t wait for Charles and Alex to find their sunshine. Received an ecopy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
AMANDA_BRAT69 More than 1 year ago
This book has it all. I hot vampire, steamy love scenes and karaoke. This is the first book I have read by this author but I will definitely be reading more. I can't wait to see what comes next in the series.
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
I don't know how many of you remember the movie The Wedding Date. What happens in the movie is the lead hires a male escort to pretend to be her boyfriend while she attends her sisters wedding and make her ex jealous. Well, Don't Bite the Bridesmaid has a similar plot. However, she asks her neighbor to be her wedding date; no exchange in money, but he's a vampire. First off I did like The Wedding Date when it came out, so it was bound to happen that I would love Tiffany Allee's Don't Bite the Bridesmaid. I personally thought Alice Shepard was adorable. I mean she's so sweet, nice and innocent in away. I love that she was totally clueless that her neighbor was a vampire. Then you have Noah Thorpe who has lived a simple life, but is being force to bond with another vampire. He figures it would be a good idea go on the cruise with Alice, where things get a bit complicated. Seriously, a fun read. I was entertain from the first page to the last. Love the complication of Noah and Alice's relationship. I have to say that I really like Ms. Allee's take on vampire. Sorry there is no sparkly vampires here, but they are able to be out in about in the day (within reason). I love the chemistry these to characters emit when they are around each other. Let's be honest I wanted to read this book, because of the title. I mean Don't Bite the Bridesmaid sounds like a fun read, and it is. So, if you are looking for a fun vampire read, I would suggest Don't Bite the Bridesmaid. Who knows you might want to look for your own vampire. Copy provided by the publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was generously given an ARC copy of this book! That being said I was not told to have to leave a positive review, but to leave an honest review in reading the book! When we think of vampire/paranormal romance books- we think Twilight.. but Tiffany takes Vampires to a new level which I love! She makes them her own and has us wanting more and wishing all men could be like Noah the vampire!(I'd take him-- shh don't tell my hubby tho! ha)  She literally sucks us right in with a big bite of curiosity, humorous times + romance and then sinks her teeth into us at the end! This is such a cute sweet vampire story that literally will suck you in and once you are in.. you will get bitten. Bitten by a cute love story! I enjoyed all Noah and Alice as well as Alice's family... and wow. I don't think I will ever think of lasagna ever again without thinking of Noah and Alice. ;) :) :)  This is such a cute summer read! There is so much more that can be done with this book that leaves us excited and happy with the ending... and then wanting and needing more! If you want a cute, sweet, short romance with humor, some misunderstandings, few hot scenes and love in a vampire/paranormal romance this book is definitely for you! It will make you laugh and enjoy the time you spent reading ! I look forward to reading more books in this series! I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used to read Paranormal Romance all the time, but then it seemed like they were all the same and omg, they were ALL ABOUT VAMPIRES. All of them. So I stepped away, only reading one from time to time when I needed a break from my usual genres. And to be perfectly honest, this was why I picked up Don't Bite the Bridesmaid last week. Because I felt like I needed a palate cleanser from all the YA and New Adult I had been reading. What a surprise! It was refreshing to read a PNR that was funny and sweet and light and all kinds of romantical and has all the key elements (ahem) of why we read romance books to begin with. But it wasn't over the top with the stereotypical all knowing vampire and doormat heroine (cough Bella Swan cough). Neighbors for years but barely even acquaintances, Alice and Noah's lives collide when desperate circumstances require that they spend a week together on a cruise ship. The situation isn't ideal for either of them, but there's that whole saying about life and lemons and lemonade. Alice is easy to like -- sure she has her flaws, but who doesn't. Especially when they've been burned before. And her family cracked me up. Noah is a bit broody, but I would be too if I being forced into an arranged marriage. Yet he manages to set it aside to help Alice out when she needs him. And he doesn't sparkle! As the week progresses and walls come down, acquaintances become friends become more. Knowing the cruise is a week long allows the pacing of their relationship to seem realistic and the ending will leave you with a smile on your face -- complete enough to read as a stand alone, but with enough openings to allow for potential future books. Tiffany Allee has written a story that entertained me from beginning to end. I would recommend this one to anybody looking to add to their summer reading list -- and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she writes more about this cast of characters. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous 11 months ago
The book was sexy and fun . I wish the author had written more books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was glad I got free. Some parts were well written and other parts juvenile. Thoughts written about didn't make sense at times. There are better authors I like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not passionate enough or adventurous enough
indykat More than 1 year ago
This was a decent read with and amusing ending. I wish more books had endings that made me chuckle. I would read more by this author though I do wish she would spend a bit more time with character development, some parts seem rushed.
abEC More than 1 year ago
Loved it...cute, quick story.
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