The Queen Bee picked up a few new reads during our time at PennedCon to highlight new authors or broaden our selection for our readers. The Vampire Wants a Wife, the first book of the Supernatural Dating Agency series by Andie M. Long was part of that cache and grabbed our attention with its catchy cover. This quirky tale is the story of Shelley Linley and her successful dating agency in Withernsea. Shelley can match up anyone but herself. Life is pretty predictable until Theodare Landry engages her agency and she is challenged with finding this smoking hot vampire a wife (she didn’t believe he was a vampire either at first). Who would have thought supernaturals needed help finding their someone special?
The Vampire Wants a Wife is a light and fun read. The first couple chapters of the book, the meetings between Shelley and Theodore, are funny even if it is a little corny. The dialogue and humor that is added by Shelley’s best friend and co-worker, Kim, is a great addition to the story. Even the whole theme of hookin’ up a vampire is doable as a story.
I just feel that Andie took something that was going along good and tried to make it better by morphing it into a Harry Potter like conflict against evil. It was a weird mix of trying to stay light and funny but fighting dark and menacing forces. Oh, and don’t forget to add the part where once this all starts happening the heroine learns she is unknowingly more than she knew too! If I hadn’t been so amused by the first part of the book I would have given it 3 stars.