09 Sep '13
A Vicky Review – Bad Mouth by Angela McCallister (4 Stars)
After her ex-husband’s obsession with vampires, Valerie Craig is on a mission to stop transformations. Of all vampires, Kade Rollins is the worst of the worst, but when multiple murders plague Seattle, Val is forced to enlist his aid. Kade’s crude wit and seductive nature attract her like no other, but she can’t ignore his violence toward his human servants, no matter her yearning to forget.
She’s torn when she learns Kade may be behind the murders. Val’s worked hard to protect humans from vampires, but the truth surrounding the murders could ignite a bloody battle between their races, one humans are sure to lose. Someone is pulling strings to build a vampire army and spark the war—setting Kade up to kick it off. But if she trusts the vampire prince, she risks her job, her integrity, and her heart if he betrays her as all the men in her life have.
FTC : This review copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review. I do not know the author in any way and was meerly drawn in by the blurb.
I know this is a complete contradiction but, even though Bad Mouth is a fairly fast paced story, I found it to be a bit slow to start – I think it was because I had no idea where the story was going. I know that’s normally a good thing but I felt like I was missing something, like I’d missed the book that set up the story and I did actually check to see if this was definitely book One. I also struggled to understand some of the plot, mainly vampire terminology, and that difficulty continued throughout as some elements weren’t explained further. But saying all that I did enjoy this book.
Val was so bigoted towards Vampires that she annoyed me at times, but it was good to see her opinions changing with her interaction with Kade and I grew to like her as the story progressed. Kade seemed like a total arse to start with too, but it became clear that he wasn’t what people perceived him to be and my opinion changed there too. By the end of the book, I liked the pairing of the two of them.
All in all this was an enjoyable story. I started out not liking the two main characters but it managed to changed my mind over the course of the story, even if I did feel slightly let down by some elements. A recommended read.