Addicted to the Bite by Leigh Wilder: Frodo’s Review
Addicted to the Bite
Summary From Goodreads:
After one night of passion with Damian, Jamie-boy has decided pursuing a relationship with the vampire is better than committing suicide. Damian, master vampire of the city of New Franklin, PA, has a lot on his plate. A mysterious vampire is dumping drained bodies in public places all over town, and werewolf cop Detective Julie Nova is on his back about it. He doesn’t have time to deal with over-eager Jamie-boy.
Jamie-boy is determined to get what he wants–sex and pain–but to look elsewhere could mean death.
Leigh Wilder’s latest book in the Deadly Liaisons series, Bloodlines, just released so make sure to go get it here!
I really love this series! Jamie-boy and Damian make such a cute couple and Wilder’s writing is just to die for. The love that Jamie quickly develops for Damian is so sweet and innocent, yet deep and passionate and that it gives him a desire to live is just beautiful. Oh and Damian? He’s such a softie despite all the fronts he puts up regarding his growing feelings toward Jamie-boy, combine that with him being an old vampire and it’s almost too much cuteness to bear, but I ❤ it so!
This series, for me at least, is Wilder’s crowning achievement. It’s novella length (~13,000 words) but it is longer than her other pieces which are closer to 3,500-5,000 words. This allows for more storyline and in this series she excels at it. I love the characters as I mentioned earlier and the plot Wilder goes with in this novella is stellar. Putting Jamie-boy in danger to get a reaction out of Damian is classic, but Wilder executes it with such expertise that it doesn’t feel like an old trope at all.
As I’ve said countless times, Wilder is best when it comes to the sex scenes and she doesn’t disappoint in Addicted to the Bite. The chemistry between Damian and Jamie-boy is fantastic. The combination of Jamie-boy’s innocence and Damian’s experience and slight Dom tendencies allows each to have some new experiences and the results are more than satisfying. The only complaint I would have is that it was such a short scene and it left me wanting more, so much more. Though I suppose that is what book 3 is for!
Damian has this inner conflict going over if he wants to continue being with Jamie-boy but whether it is the latter’s intense desire or Damian’s lack of willpower I am glad they can’t stay apart. This is one of my favorite M/M couplings I’ve ever had the pleasure of coming across and I can’t wait to read Club Midnight, book three in the series! I definitely recommend this series to anyone, they are quick reads with surprisingly intense and intriguing plots as well as some steamy goodness, what’s not to like? Thanks as always for reading! ^.^
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