BOOK REVIEW: (ARC) How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters

How to Vex a Vampire by Alice Winters


Series: VRC: Vampire Related Crimes #1

Release Date: February 18, 2020

Page Count: 360 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Getting into the vampire-only detective unit was the easy part; what’s going to be more difficult is dealing with my new partner, an ancient vampire who keeps threatening to eat me. The unit has never had a human in it, and Marcus—or as I like to call him, Fangy McFangface—would really prefer to keep it that way. He’s grumpy, short-tempered, and broody, but I have a way with words and I know he’s starting to like me, even if he swears he’s not. But what he doesn’t know is that I didn’t join the unit because I was tired of being a homicide detective, I joined because there is someone after me. They’ve already taken enough from me and I’m afraid they’re going to take all of me if I don’t find someone to help. That’s all Marcus was supposed to be, but now, he’s so much more and I can’t imagine my life without him.

The moment the pesky human walked through that door, I knew I had to get rid of him. He’s charming and almost everyone else instantly loves him, but he doesn’t understand how risky it is being part of this unit as a human. But as I get to know the stubborn man, I learn that perhaps he’s not as naive as I once thought. And maybe he’s what I needed to realize there is more to life than just work and my dog. A group arises who is threatening to disrupt the alliance between the humans and the vampires, but Finn is the one who shows me how strong that alliance can be and reminds me why it’s worth protecting. When threats hit closer to home, I realize I would do anything for Finn because he’s brought so much joy to my life—and because he’s mine.

This 105k word book contains: A creative use for undergarments, unintentional splits, a wolfhound who just wants to be a part of things, a vertically challenged human who still manages to wrap every vampire he meets around his little finger, the best date ever, possessiveness, really awkward dancing, some workplace revenge, and just a bite or two. Or three.



Hilarious start to an absolutely fun new series! Totally adored the banter between Marcus and Finn! Marcus is such a grumpy bear.

There is suspense, drama, action, bad attempts at flirting and even worse attempts at dirty talk. This was such a fun book. Sarcastic, funny and sexy, I cannot wait to read the next book. And vampires!!!

“Why is it that everything I say backfires and makes me either into a horrible person or a pervert?” he asks as he begins to drive. I grin. “Maybe that’s just your true nature trying to squeeze its way out, and you’ve never noticed it before?”

Finn is like a hurricane. And Marcus never stood a chance. Finn also uses his humour as a diversion tactic and as a defense mechanism. And 9 out 10 times it works.

Marcus and Finn has amazing chemistry and they are adorable together. I loved all the secondary characters, especially Karsyn. Please tell me he’s going to get a book. With DeGray obviously. Looking forward to the next book!

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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