How to Elude a Vampire by Alice Winters
Series: VRC: Vampire Related Crimes #2
Release Date: April 16, 2020
When the vampire stalking me sent me a letter, I was prepared for my new life with the man I love to get thrown into chaos. But as the days stretch on and nothing happens, I become determined not to allow that monster to rule my life, and decide that Marcus and I will move on. We can’t always allow the past to haunt us. If that includes pestering Marcus and harassing my fellow detectives, they’d better learn to love it, because I’m not going anywhere even if they like to remind me I’m the only human working in a department filled with vampires. But Marcus loves me for who I am, even if he’s not crazy about the cute pet names I call him like McBitey. Being with him is more than I could have dreamed, and even with the trials thrown in our way, he never fails to make me smile.
When Finn joined the VRC, I never expected how everything would change. Now that he’s the brightest part of my days, I’m unsure of how I existed without him. Before Finn and I can settle into our new life together, we’re called in as lead detectives when a body is found in the river, and the case soon hits closer to home than we anticipated. I want to be by Finn’s side to keep him safe, but at the same time, Finn’s fighting for the freedom he’s always wanted after being forced to live a life of fear. What I do know is that my future is with Finn, no matter what happens.
How to Elude a Vampire is the second in the VRC series and contains a display of manly prowess that doesn’t go as desired, reluctant bonding with a new pet, interfering with a snarky Russian’s love life, misuse of office supplies, a vampire with a killer fashion sense but very little game, a total lack of ancient kung fu powers, a feisty human who almost always gets his way and the possessive vampire who adores him.
Wow!! I was so not expecting that. It totally surprised me.I absolutely loved it! This is the second book in the series and cannot be read as standalone.
There are a lot of hilarious moments and a lot of serious moments too. We finally get some backstory on the unknown vampire from previous book. Fuck, that plot twist totally got me! Marcus and Finn are amazing together! I love them so much, especially Marcus’s grumpy arse.
We have a new character. Everything time I come across Claude, I think of Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). But his behaviour reminds me of Grell from the anime. Anyway he is a fascinating character. He is annoying but also a genius. And Karsyn is so fed up, it’s hilarious. And I cannot wait for the next book.
I highly recommend this series to everyone!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review