You'll Understand When You're Dead

You'll Understand When You're Dead

by Michele Bardsley



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514148259
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Michele Bardsley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance. When she's not writing sexy tales of otherworldly love, she watches "Supernatural," consumes chocolate, crochets hats, reads books, and spends time with her husband and their fur babies.

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You'll Understand When You're Dead (Broken Heart Paranormal Romance, #12) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I read this book, I kept thinking "I know I've read this before." One of the other reviewers mentioned that it's a modified version of one of the author's earlier novels called "Housewife for Rent". I re-read that novel and I agree. It's like she started with a copy of the earlier book, replaced the characters' names and just changed parts of the story around to fit the Broken Heart series. There are some significant differences, but a LOT of it is lifted word for word from Housewife for Rent. The story is cute but I'm giving it a one-star rating because I'm offended that she has so little respect for her readers. I won't pre-order any of her books agaim.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's basically a reworking of her original story Housewife For Rent. The core of the story line is the same, just altered to fit into the borken arrow series. Some lines are exactly the same in both books. I had wondered why I could no longer find the Housewife for Rent book on B&N, but now know why. It had to have been in preperation for this book. Im a fan of Bardsley's work, but this latest book has left much to desired. Not because it is a crappy read, but because it is a rip off of her own work. I was hoping for so much more. I feel cheated. If you haven't read Housewife for Rent then I encourage you to read this broken arrow version of the story, otherwise don't bother. I'm giving it three stars only becuse I enjoyed the original story. Otherwise there would be only one star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! wish I could get on my nook the last 2 books
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
I had to read the first book in this series when I saw the title, "I'm the Vampire, That's Why." I've enjoyed the tongue in cheek stories since then. A vampire mother with a daughter who goes to extreme lengths to try and get a date for her mom. With rather disastrous results. Much mayhem and confusion, but love wins out in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice story with a happy ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot scenes, cute.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read and funny.
kimmythegreat More than 1 year ago
My first experience with the Broken Heart Series was pretty amazing. I jumped in knowing this was book twelve of a series that was new to me but didn't care after reading the description. Book twelve is about vampire Natalie Haltom, and her daughter Kimberly. They live in the small town of Broken Heart, OK, where most of the residents are paranormals. With the help of magical pixie dust, the vampires are able to eat regular human food without horrible consequences. Score one for the pixies! Natalie is a single mother, for good reason, but her daughter Kimmie feels the need to play cupid despite the hundred year mating bond she would be locked into and screws everything up royally! When a love spell goes wrong, Natalie is bombarded with ghostly suitors, and one helluva sexy human psychic piece of eye candy Matthew Dennison. Kimmie's witch friend unknowingly let an evil spirit out when she opened the portal to the potential love interests for Natalie, and now Natalie is in danger! You will soon find out how the story unravels in a very short, funny, and extremely entertaining way in this exciting new Paranormal Romantic Comedy! There is not a whole lot I can discuss without spoilers, so let's talk characters. Natalie's story is she was unwillingly turned into a vampire, but only because death was the other option. Her ex-husband is the one that set her up for a vampire's meal. Natalie has only been a vampire for three years and doesn't know that her daughter knows about dear old dad's role in her kidnapping. Natalie appears to be a no nonsense kinda woman, and a very loving mother. Matthew is a powerful psychic in his own right, but is also part of some fancy, powerful clan called the Vederes. Vedere psychics can see the future and create prophecies. He denounced his role within the clan and went rogue, landing in Broken Heart, OK. Matt is human, but when he meets Natalie he is instantly drawn to her. Natalie tries her best to keep him at arms length because once she mates with someone, it's for a century long bond they can not deny! When Natalie's nosy neighbor Bettie hears that Natalie is engaged, the pushy old bat takes charge without word and arranges the whole wedding in one week! Then there is Mayor Hewitt Twinkletoes of the Little People, LOL! I'm not making this stuff up, really! The funniest moment has to go to Natalie, towards the end of the book, she is tied up and tortured when her friends find her. When asked what did he do, Natalie says, “He sucked my toes.” Matt, “He what?” He sucked her toes said Jessica. Pervert. I was laughing so hard, it took me a few minutes to gather myself and continue. In closing, I found this book to be a very easy read without having had read the previous eleven books. It was short, about 150 pages, and left me wanting more. The Broken Heart series is definitely getting added to my TBR list, and my Christmas gift giving list as well! One-clickers ready your clicking finger! **Book provided by the author for an honest review**
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Natalie has been a vampire for three years. After being betrayed by her ex-husband to a cult that wanted to kill her (and thus her getting changed into a vampire), she’s in no rush to jump back into the dating pool. So why are ghosts suddenly appearing, ready to sweep her off her feet? Matthew is a powerful psychic who has just relocated to Broken Heart to escape a legacy and to start over. When he sees Natalie being attacked by a ghost cow, he can’t get her off his mind. This book was enjoyable right from the beginning. The instant chemistry between the two characters worked so well that I bought into it right from the beginning. I found Natalie to be independent and determined to raise her daughter the best way possible while attempting to keep “Cool Mom” status. This was definitely a character I could relate to (without the blood diet of course). Matthew seemed to be more of a rescue the lady and follow your heart person with this story, at least when it came to Natalie. The book definitely gave me some chuckles. Overall this was a very good book. It was quick to read and hard to put down. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read more about this town and more from this author. I highly recommend.
DebbsM1 More than 1 year ago
The series is a good one. This is Natalie and Matt’s story. Did not want to put it down till the end it made me laugh out loud. With some hot sex thrown in! Could be read as a standalone book but read the series because previous characters pop up in the book and their stories are just as funny.
aries_sword More than 1 year ago
The story takes place in the quaint community of Broken Heart, Oklahoma, the 12th standalone book in this delightful romantic series. Broken Heart inhabitants consist of humans, vampires, werewolves, fae, witches, psychics, among other magical creatures living in a cohesive crazy friendly environment. The focal points of the story; an erroneous spell, and a lie that begins a fiery romance. Michele's talent truly shines as she lures you into this rollicking enchanting story. Impressive and engaging characters are vividly described by the author: Natalie Haltom-a sexy, gorgeous, vampire, mom, vampire baker (the vampires are under a spell that allows them to eat food); Kimmie-daughter of Natalie, teenager; Jenny-Kimmie's best friend; Tilda-a witch in training; Matthew Dennison-a powerful Vedere psychic, mind speaks, can project thoughts into your mind and make you do crazy things, green-eyed, muscular, sexy human; Patsy-Vampire Queen, Jessie-vampire, Eva-vampire; Bettie Smith-town gossip; Jerry Freid-ghost; Kimmie is saddened that there is no man in her mom's life, so she drags her friend Jenny to Tilda's in the hopes that a love spell will bring true love to her mom. Unfortunately the spell cast, asks for a dead lover instead of an undead lover which brings a slew of unwanted ghosts and a few horrific demons into Natalie's life. Natalie had in mind to bake apple pies, she went to the to field to pick some apples and was chased up a tree by a cow ghost-came through the portal opened by the love spell. Matt Dennison a new resident in the community just happened to be sitting under the same tree. He pulls Natalie out of the tree, she lands on top him, he fondles her tush, and is in awe over her beauty. Natalie bids him good day and rushes home. Matt sees where she lives, decides to pick some apples and bring them to her. Matt shows up at Natalie's home shirtless, just in time to witness Jerry the ghost proposing marriage to her. Murphy's Law is at an all time high in the life of Natalie. While Natalie tries to convince Jerry there will be no marriage, Matt tells Jerry he is her fiancée, he pulls Natalie into his muscular bare chest, kisses her setting her body aflame. The lie escalates into a community affair with wedding plans being made, Kimmie is ecstatic over their relationship, everyone wants to see these two hitched; the two of them decide to have a break up argument ending the ruse; Natalie explains to Matt that a matting with a vampire is a 100 year commitment; but when ghosts grab Natalie at the PPTA garage sale and she disappears in front of him, his protective instincts kick in and he realizes he can't live without her, and he'll kill anyone who dare harm her. From start to finish a captivating story. Had me laughing and smiling all the way. The story is filled with love, family issues, humor, camaraderie, and hot-blooded, heart-pounding romance. Absolutely adored this story. I have no reservations recommending this book as it was more than a gratifying read. {I was given an arc for an honest review}.
ecwordwiz More than 1 year ago
A humorous take on what a single mom’s life as a vampire living in Broken Heart, Oklahoma turns out to be when her meddling daughter, Kimmie decides her life needs a bit of romance. Poor Nathalie doesn’t know what’s hit her when ghosts crawl out of the wood work toting flowers, chocolates, rings and proposals. Matt, Mr. Chivalrous himself saves the day when he announces their “engagement” in order to deter an overzealous ghostly admirer. The only problem with chivalry and lies is that they tend to catch up with you. Knowing sex means a hundred year bond and having one nasty marriage behind her Nathalie does everything she can to resist Matt’s charms. Matt’s not unfamiliar with relationships gone sour. Whatever good intentions these two have to stay away from each other and decry their broken engagement they are fighting a losing battle. Their attraction to each other is off the charts and resistance is futile. With a town of conspiring friends and busy bodies the whisper of wedding bells are in the air much sooner than either thought possible. Wacky and humorous is watching everyone else plan their nuptials. Throw in misguided attempts at love spells gone awry, a bovine ghost, villainous vamp and a pip squeak demon and this story will have you chuckling. What’s a happily ever after without a protective psychic hero there to save the day. If you like your steam with a bit of humor and the paranormal then Broken Heart is the place for you. I love reading Michele Bardsley’s series and highly recommend this addition to Broken Heart. This book was given to me for an honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This "book" was ridiculously short and totally not worth it. I feel ripped off, and kind of pissed. It wasn't even 100pages long...and about 10 of the pages were filled with poorly written sleezy sex scenes. Not up to her usual broken heart books. Totally wasted book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago