Endlessly Charming and Full of Hilarious Paranormal Hijinks
It didn’t matter that he wore a perfectly tailored three-piece suit, the charcoal-grey jacket and starched white shirt clinging to those broad shoulders like they were made specifically for his body, or that his matching grey slacks fit him just as well. None of this mattered, because this was someone with a room I maybe wanted to rent. Nothing more.
When I tell you that My Roommate is a Vampire is full of fun, campy paranormal vibes, laugh out loud characters, and a romance that is both wholesome and delivers on every single bit of swoon that was promised: there are no lies detected here. Jenna Levine has delivered a book that I guarantee you will love.
My Roommate is a Vampire is a modern-day Kate & Leopold with a paranormal twist. Cassie is a down on her luck artist. It’s hard to live in Chicago and make a living wage in the arts. When she stumbles on a “for rent” ad online, she thinks it’s too good to be true. Lo and behold, Frederick answers the door. Eccentric is a kind word to use for what Cassie discovers in his apartment, but for a Vampire, he takes it all in stride. After all, Frederick has got a secret to keep.
“Over the past two weeks I’ve discovered that in this city of millions, you are one of a kind.” His words carried a quiet intensity I could feel in the pit of my stomach.
With Cassie working during the day and Fredericks inexplicable nighttime habits, their communication comes down to notes and text messages, which are just as charming as their few and far between in-person interactions. That is until, Cassie finds out precisely why Frederick is so secretive. Although once Cassie finds out what Frederick is, he enlists her to help him blend into modern day Chicago, and who wouldn’t want to play dress up with Vampire Ken?
There is something about Frederick being so earnest in trying to adapt to the modern world that completely charmed me. His utter intolerance to be beholden to Reginald brought me endless giggles while reading. While My Roommate is a Vampire is definitely tongue in cheek, I just truly admired the overall romance between Frederick and Cassie. From their budding friendship to their admiration of each other to that final acceptance of what has been growing between them is truly delicious in a very unique way.
I smiled a little at the idea of Frederick threatening anyone at all. He might be an undead creature of the night—but as undead creatures of the night went, he was a marshmallow.
The hijinks of the paranormal side of the story are every bit of a rollercoaster of emotions. Frederick’s predicament and drama with his family and their very traditional views causes him a seemingly endless amount of annoyance, but in contrast, it’s his dedication to Cassie’s goodness that truly won me over.
I cannot stop thinking about My Roommate is a Vampire. I adored these characters. For building a new world, incorporating paranormal elements, and even having a bit of a thrill thrown in, this hit all the sweet spots in a truly unforgettable romance. I guarantee you will want to clear your to-do list to read this one! Congrats to Jenna Levine on a fangtastic new release!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.