DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is the second book in the Bite Night series. If you have not read the first book in the series, don’t worry. This can be read as a standalone.
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is a story about Mila Hart. Mila has been unlucky in love. For some reason she always seemed to date losers. Her last boyfriend of two years was married with two kids. Something she was unaware of while they were dating. Hence, the reason why she broke up with him. Wanting to try something different, Mila decides to sign up for V-Date, a vampire dating site. Since she was having bad luck with human men, Mila thought maybe her luck would change for the better dating a vampire. Unfortunately, luck is not on her side. The first vampire she meets tries to kill her. She is saved in the nick of time by Inspector Vincent Ferrer.
Vincent Ferrer is hot on the trail of a vampire serial killer. The latest tip leads him to an alley where the killer is about to sink his fangs into Mila. Vincent can’t help but to feel an attraction to Mila. Something that scares him to the very core. She is a witness and he is a professional. Vincent knows he should act like a professional while around her, but he just can’t help the sexual attraction that springs up every time he is near her. When the killer breaks into Mila’s home, leaving her a dead rat, Vincent knows the only way to protect her is to keep her with him. This is where the fun begins.
I really loved Mila and Vincent. Their laugh out loud moments really made this story for me. Sure, she is targeted by a serial killer, but Mila, although scared, didn’t lose her upbeat personality. She is definitely a talker and babbles (a lot!) The babbling is actually what I loved about Mila. I loved how she described Vincent as Mr Hottie, Inspector Vampire and how she thought she died and gone to heaven the first time she saw Vincent when he rescued her in the alley. Vincent on the other hand is definitely a gentleman through and through. He instantly feels an attraction to Mila, but she is a witness and he knows he really should not get involved, but yet he could not stay away either. He tries to fight the attraction, but little by little he feels himself being sucked in (No pun intended!) to her charms.
All in all, I really enjoyed DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. It is a light-hearted and fun read. Juliet Lyons kept the story upbeat with a sprinkle of seriousness thrown in the mix. I loved the alternating POV between Mila and Vincent as you were able to get inside both of their heads learning more about them as individuals. I can honestly say that Juliet Lyons is now on my radar and I will be happily purchasing more of her books in the future.