Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

by C.C. Wood


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Once Bitten, Twice Shy by C.C. Wood

I used to think that my life was boring. I resigned myself to the rut I was stuck in. Then my entire existence was turned upside down.

In the last six months, I've learned things that would get me committed to an asylum if I repeated them. First, I was kidnapped by vampires. Yes, vampires. Sounds crazy, right? My best friend, Donna, became one of the fanged after that little adventure and hooked up with a hot, Scottish vampire named Conner. They're even planning a wedding.

Secondly, I learned not all vampires are evil. In fact, some of them are downright sexy.
Alexander Dimitriades has it all. He's tall, dark, and handsome and manages to give me tingles in all the right place and also make me laugh.

Unfortunately, to be with him, I would have to give up my humanity and I like being human. Then, there's the fact that the whole drinking blood thing gives me the heebie jeebies.

To make matters worse, there are plans in motion to change the place vampires hold in the human world. And I'm caught in the middle, between the vampire I'm falling in love with and a group that wants to create a vampire dictatorship, with humans as slaves.

Now, all I want is my calm, normal life back. As my friend, Ricki, likes to say, "Be careful what you wish for because it might come and bite you on the ass." I hate it when she's right.

*This work contains BDSM elements/themes, spanking, bondage, anal play, and a bossy, persistent Greek vampire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496116710
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2014
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 1,159,944
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the relationship between the girls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm loving it! The characters are great and I enjoy how each story is so different and yet weaves together with the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The action and romance hook you in immediately. The detailed descriptions make you understand and envision perfectly
Shani_K More than 1 year ago
I have officially read this book 5 times in the last year alone! I fell in love with these characters when they were introduced by C.C. in Bite Me, the first book in the series. I felt a draw to Ivy right away as she had gone through this huge ordeal and braved her way through the aftermath. She's the epitome of a Survivor! I have to give many kudos to C.C. for embracing Ivy's reactions, feelings and battle. Because regardless if its a paranormal setting in my opinion, Ivy's possible PTSD (in my totally uneducated, totally unsolicited diagnosis!) is very real and brings awareness. Ivy may be timid but she has an inner strength that shows in her abilities! Lex helps to bring that out of her too and if it wasn't for him and his presence she would not have made it through things as much. Oh and it totally helps that Lex has to be the hottest male character in the whole series! Good Lorttttttttttt I love that man! His Kink and overall prowess is just to freaking perfect for Ivy. he is old by vampire standards and where you would expect for him to be so old school, he's really not. He has a deep rooted sincerity along with wisdom that adds to his already complex nature. Their story and journey together is a very emotional, thrilling, sexy, scary, heart stopping and never with out a good twist!!!!! If you haven't read any of the other books in the series yet, it's a must! Seriously, this is my second favorite paranormal series of all time. C.C. has just a creative flare to her writing and allows her characters to speak, act and entertain all on there own with little effort and a whole lot of intrigue! C.C. my friend, you are a mastermind and phenomenal story teller!
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
Oh yay!! It looks like each of the girls in the group will be getting their own book and their own vamp!! And it seems like lil shy Ivie and that shy after all..lol I liked that the author let the girls take a lead when it came to "saving their men". And talk about sexy sex scenes! *fans self*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book it was so much better then the second one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for more!!
Phe_BookMusings More than 1 year ago
This story picks up right where the last one left off, centering around Donna's best friend Ivie Lang, and a domineering Greek vampire named Alexander "Lex" Dimitriades. The vampire community is in turmoil because a new group, calling themselves The Faction, wants vampires to reveal themselves and take control. And while that is a major part of the plan, they also want to rid the world of mixed-blood vampires—those who were turned, not born. Ivie, traumatized from having been kidnapped and brutalized by members of The Faction, is staying with Donna and Conner while she recovers and adjusts to the fact that her best friend is now a vampire. Because she met Conner before knowing what he truly was, it's been easier for her to accept him. It's the rest of vampire kind that she's having difficulty with, convinced that most are soulless, demonic creatures with only the desire for blood and pain. But when she meets Lex, an arrogant, blatantly dominant, centuries old vampire, Ivie finds herself inexplicably attracted to him.  Since Lex first saw Ivie, no other woman has held any interest for him. He knows in his soul that she'll be his future. He also knows she'll lead him on a merry chase. But like any prey, he can run her to ground if he has enough patience and endurance. And since he's been a hunter for nearly a thousand years, he's confident that’s exactly what he'll do.  A quick, sexy, fun read, Once Bitten, Twice Shy combines a wonderful mix of suspense, humorous dialogue and erotic heat to make for a very enjoyable story. A standalone with its own HFN, I have no doubt we'll hear more about Ivie and Lex as the series progresses.
EmiliaS More than 1 year ago
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review** Once Bitten Twice Shy is the second book in the bitten series by C.C. Wood, and I absolutely loved it! I was sooooo looking forward to this book, and I was not disappointed! I cannot wait to read what's next!!  Ivie is sometimes a bit annoying to me, she's independent yes, but I guess I don't really like female characters that are always thinking the worst or a bit insecure of themselves.  As I sit here writing this and thinking back on the book,  I can also see why she is the was she is. The way she speaks about growing up the way she did I'd probably feel the same way about certain things. So actually she seems more real that way, so I take back my original statement, she's just a normal chick going through the motions. Then there is him;  Alexander, Alexander, Alexander, what can I possibly say about a sexy, dominant, Alpha vampire?!  I! Love! Him! He's not too overbearing, just the right amount of sexy protective alpha. Once Bitten Twice Shy picks up where we left off, only this time the threat is more dangerous, which makes for a lot of action and suspense. I totally love it! Now I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. The circle of Donna's  friends continues to intermingle with Conner's circle, and I love reading series like this one. Where you get to meet multiple characters and eventually each pair gets a story.  I highly recommend this series! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vampires, wearwolfs, witches an sex what more a great story u cant put down wish they were longer cant wait for next!!
NyteMirage More than 1 year ago
CC Wood’s takes us into the story of Ivie, one of Donna’s best friends. Ivie survived the abduction by the vampires, but she still has terrible nightmares about that day. She’s been staying with Donna and Connor so that she’s safe. They believe that she may still be in danger.  Then there is Alexander (Lex). Lex has had his eye on her from the moment he met Ivie, but Ivie is terrified of him. Terrified of him because he is a vampire and terrified because of the feelings he inspires in her. She likes being human and wants to keep it that way. She doesn’t need a vampire coming in and ruining her life. She’s better off without him right? But the more that Ivie learns about Lex the more she realizes how right he is for her. His desires seem to run along the same lines as hers, though she still tries to resist him. He’s still a vampire no matter what he be making her feel.  This book took me for a joy ride. It was crazy watching the war between Ivie and Lex, the war on love that is. It was also a dive into suspense when the danger presented itself. I couldn’t put this book down! If you’ve read the first book you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this second book in the series! I can’t wait to read more about these characters! Write more CC Wood!