Review: My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1) by Bailey Bradford

June 18, 2015 Review 0

Review: My Life Without Garlic (The Vamp for Me #1) by Bailey Bradford

Some things in life just might be worth giving up garlic for.

It was simple curiosity that led Augustin to the vampire dating site—he thought it must be a joke started up by a bunch of weirdos. Man, was he right—but it just so happens that those weirdos really are vampires, and when one shows up at his place, Augustin’s world is turned upside down.

First he’s got a psychotic vampire to deal with. Then he’s got one who is much more fun hanging around.

Except now that Augustin knows that vampires exist, he can’t be left alive. Or can he? When an alternative is offered up, Augustin doesn’t care for it, either. After all, he doesn’t want to be whisked off to some disgusting vampire den.

Tony’s the vampire next in line to lead the coven. He wants to be a fair man, and that means arguing against killing Augustin. If he’s also attracted to the sarcastic, adorable man, where’s the harm in that?

The attraction between Augustin and Tony is undeniable, but deny it is what they both try to do. Someone is going to have to bend or break.

Publisher's Note: This book was previously available on the author’s blog.

Title: My Life Without Garlic
Author: Bailey Bradford
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ropes and Dreams, Nischal , Whirlwind, Sabin
Series: The Vamp for Me #1
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Author
Published: May 15th 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica
Pages: 105
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

I was first drawn in by the title: My Life Without Garlic. Quick glance at the blurb and yes my interest was still held. I’ve been wanting to try our Bailey Bradford since he was coming highly recommended to me, so with three checks on my reasons why list, I went for it.

Okay, from the blurb I expected something different. I saw ‘dating site’ and then ‘psychotic vampire’ followed by ‘one who is more fun hanging around’ so I expected a battle to pick between vamps. Didn’t happen. Actually that psychotic vampire pretty much went bye-bye and never saw him again. Oh well.

Snarky, funny, sexy. That is my overall impression of the book. It read very fast and was entertaining. Each character had their own little quirks, both cute and oh so annoying. The heat level was sitting at a nice smoldering for most of the book because frankly, Tony and Augustin boinked like bunnies. Of the two main characters, Tony was my favorite. For a vamp, I found him a wee bit insecure but for the most part likable. Augustin on the other hand, UGH! Enough with the flip-flopping, yes/no whining. It’s annoying and yes I wanted to shake him very badly. There’s a whole slew of vamps and humans who make up for Augustin’s attitude issues and eventually I found myself like him. The ending was very abrupt so much so I felt I was left hanging even though I got a HEA ( I think).

I know this is a series but I’m not too sure where the next book could go. It really felt complete although there were a few characters I would have liked to get to know more about. So I’ll patiently wait for the next title to come out. I’m glad I got a chance to read Mr. Bradford’s book. I look forward to reading more by him.


My Life Without Garlic

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