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Gwen Andersen loves being a schoolteacher, but she isn’t exactly raking in the big bucks. With her bank account shrinking by the minute, she needs a well-paying summer job if she’s going to hold onto the childhood home she inherited from her parents. So when the father of one of her students asks her to fill in as his au pair for the summer, she knows she should be thrilleGwen Andersen loves being a schoolteacher, but she isn’t exactly raking in the big bucks. With her bank account shrinking by the minute, she needs a well-paying summer job if she’s going to hold onto the childhood home she inherited from her parents. So when the father of one of her students asks her to fill in as his au pair for the summer, she knows she should be thrilled. Alexander Romanescu is loaded, and Gwen adores his daughter Isabella. Plus, they’re planning to spend the vacation at their ancestral estate—in Romania!And yet Gwen can’t shake the nagging feeling that saying yes to this man could lead to more than she bargained for. She knows so little about him—and the idea of spending six weeks in the land of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler is more than a little creepy. But the legends of Romania will be the least of her concerns if she doesn’t make some money…fast. And so Gwen says yes: yes to the job, yes to a European excursion…and yes to a summer that will change her path forever.With her trademark crackling dialogue, exotic locations, and knack for realistic characters, women’s fiction author Beth Orsoff delivers an engrossing tale of love, intrigue, and betrayal. This is not your typical chick lit tale. This is something new. This is gothic chick lit....

Title : Vlad All Over
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ISBN : 9781612185989
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 359 Pages
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Vlad All Over Reviews

  • Kathy Martin
    2019-05-15 05:07

    This story was an interesting kind of romance that definitely took a turn for the realistic. There isn't a traditional "happily ever after" at the end of the story. Gwen Andersen is a school teacher. When the father of one of her students asks her to act as his daughter's nanny for a summer in Romania, she reluctantly agrees. It doesn't take long before she falls for him and they begin an affair.The whole romance things blows up when she learns that he had ulterior motives for asking her to go to Romania and, she thinks, for having a romance with him. Apparently a birthmark on her arm has convinced him that she is an heir to Vlad Tepes. For him that means that she stands to inherit some land in Romania that has gold beneath it. For her it means that he has lied to her from the start of their relationship and that she is the descendant of a mass murderer and torturer. She find the lying unforgivable; he wants to her to accept his apology and continue the relationship.Things would have stayed at that impasse for ever except that the one time they had unprotected sex was enough to leave her pregnant. Now she is having the baby of a man she doesn't trust. They have to forge a relationship - if only to have him stop suing her every time she turns around. I liked the relationship between the two of them but I could easily see why they would have trouble forging a lasting relationship. Gwen is not very trusting and really likes to be alone. Alex is domineering and likes getting his own way. While I think he loves Gwen, I can really understand why she doesn't want to be railroaded into a relationship with him. I enjoyed this story and liked the teaser for the next book in the series that was at the end of this story. I will be eager to read it to find out what happens next for Gwen and Alex.

  • Stacy
    2019-04-22 05:10

    First of all, thank you Beth for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!It's chick lit, but chick lit with a facelift. It's not the average twenty-something girl moves to the big city, gets a job in publishing or fashion, finds a love interest, and overcomes some life-changing problem. Gwen is a very relatable character who has suffered through the hardship of losing her parents in a car accident. I love her determination to be independent, though sometimes, I feel like she could've been a little more lenient. Alex...I love his character too, but oh sometimes, I wish I could've smacked him in the face. Being used to getting what he wants, he has met his match with Gwen. As for the storyline, it is an excellent change of pace. I really enjoyed learning more about Vlad Tepes, the history is very interesting. It has made Translyvania more of a realistic place for me and it sounds beautiful. I don't want to say too much more and give away any story points.I can't wait for the next book in the series, I hope there is more behind Gwen's lineage and her dreams. Did they stop? And I'd really like to see how the story of Gwen and Alex plays out. This book (series) should definitely be on any chick lit lover's to read list!

  • Cindy
    2019-05-02 07:06

    Spoiler included....Umm. This is a difficult book to review. I liked the characters, I loved the dialogue, and the setting was interesting [you can hear the BUT coming, can't you?] but I hated the ending. The reasons are two fold and may be only my personal hangups - I read romance with the expectation that there will be a happily ever after and I expect the story to be complete when it reaches the end. This story struck out on both counts. The hero and heroine do fall in love and then things happen she feels are unforgivable but they can't really go their separate ways - she's pregnant with his child, his daughter adores her, etc., etc. He wants to get back together, she wants to settle for friends but nothing else. And then there's the teaser for the next book which makes it obvious the story continues and our hero is still pitching for a reconciliation above the `just friends and co-parents' thing. Hence my judgment of the first book as a cliffhanger...So, bottom line this book was like a really great road trip to a place I didn't want to go... I won't be pursuing this series. I might, perhaps, try a different one of her books at some future date.

  • Felicia_noel
    2019-05-13 05:56

    ok what's horrible is the fact that I now must read the rest of the series. lol Its one of those books you start reading and instantly decide which character needs a good slap in the face. I won't be a spoiler, but you will definatley fell this way about at least one of the people in the book. So after reading this book an getting frustrated at people saying the wrong thiings to eachother and reading their situation continue to snowball into the ending.......and then wait the book ended!!!! But it's unresolved??!!! ARGH, where is the next book?? lol yep that just happened, so grab the second book so you aren't left frustrated. :-) enjoy! I did.

  • Atb
    2019-04-25 07:59

    This book has a sequel. I will NOT be reading it.

  • Brooke
    2019-05-16 08:07

    I thought this book was going in one direction when suddenly that thread was dropped in favor of another. The writing was good but I just didn't connect with the protagonist; in fact, I found her really unlikable, uptight and dull. I much preferred the other characters in the book.

  • Diana
    2019-05-17 04:54

    Different side to an old storyI like that this story is different from others that are out there. I wish the author wouldn't have focused so much on the lawsuits and I did not expect for the main character to be so angry all the time. I can't wait to read what happens next.

  • Aliza
    2019-05-05 03:03

    This book is a real mixed bag. With a title like “Vlad All Over,” you’d expect—especially considering the other books out there right now—that this would be another supernatural/paranormal/horror/fantasy book about dear old Dracula. But there’s a reason that the book says “Vlad” and not “Dracula” in the title as Vlad Tepes, the real man behind Dracula, is a mysterious figure that has much to do with the characters of this book.The book follows the lovely Gwen Anderson, a Los Angeles elementary school teacher at a fancy private school who is also an orphan who lost both her adoptive parents in a tragic accident. She’s never had much interest in her biological mother as she considers her adoptive parents “her real parents” and because of the death of her parents, she has a hard time getting close to people in relationships or friendships with the exception of her spunky best friend and fellow school teacher whose family has “adopted” Gwen as one of their own.Up until the events in the beginning of the book, Gwen is living a pretty lonely life that she says she likes because she “likes being alone.” She enjoys her job so much that she doesn’t pass up the chance when all the school teachers are invited to the birthday party of one of her wealthy students, Isabella Romanescu. In a typical meet-cute, Isabella’s Dad spills a drink on Gwen’s dress and in the process reveals 1) some sexual tension but also 2) a mysterious birthmark that Gwen despises and tries her best to hide under clothing and makeup. Isabella’s widowed father, Alexander is as mesmerized by the birthmark as he is by Gwen. He even replaces her Macy’s dress with an expensive Prada sundress. And that’s how Gwen ends up accepting a job to act as a nanny for Isabella, who will no longer be her student the following year, when Alexander says his regular Nanny is getting married in the summer and cannot join the family on their annual summer retreat to the family estate in Romania. Gwen is uncomfortable accepting the job but since it’s this or Starbucks, she ends up in Romania. She adores Isabella but she finds Alexander very controlling, cold and pegs him as a Daddy Warbucks workaholic who has nannies raise his child. She softens as she comes to see Alexander interact with Isabella and changes her views, slightly, to see him as a good single father and perhaps…more. With proximity things seem to heat up and the book seems headed for a storybook romance between two stubborn characters that have been alone for a long time after the losses of loved ones. But there is a mysterious thread that drives the book that hints at Gwen’s connection to Romania being far deeper than a summer nanny job. Along with Gwen’s oh-so-mysterious birthmark, she also has oh-so-mysterious nightmares that have plagued her for life. Without spoiling too much, I can say that every dream is incredibly bloody and in every dream, she is a very blood-thirsty man. It is suggested that dreams sometimes hint at past lives and there are jokes made about witches being taxed in Romania and there being real fortune tellers…including one that gives Gwen a glimpse to the future that gives her goosebumps (not in a good way).So, is Gwen a vampire? A half-vampire? Is Alexander a vampire? Is anyone a vampire? Forgettabout it. The book is actually quite realistic except for the thread about Vlad, the nightmares and the birthmark. Otherwise, it’s a story of a lovely character, Gwen and a sometimes, often not quite likeable and very controlling Alexander. In a typical story, Gwen would tame the beast but this is anything but a typical story. There is a passionate scene---several actually---that has heavy repercussions later. The plot swings almost dizzyingly from sizzling romance to the court house as there are fights some very prominent land in Romania and an unexpected surprise. And the ending? Completely unexpected. Don’t expect it to be tied into a neat bow, especially since this is only book one of the series, so if you want more romance than family drama this isn’t for you. If you can handle both with a hint of genealogical intrigue, the characters are enjoyable to make the twists worth taking. Unlike other books that mention vampires or Dracula or the man behind the myth, this book is very much centered in reality and the complexities of love, life and everything in-between.

  • Dianne
    2019-05-03 09:08

    Vlad All Over by Beth OrsoffWhat a fabulous concept. I loved this new book by one of my favorite authors. Luckily, for me and other readers Ms. Orsoff maintains her creativity and her writing ability and in some ways has even had that ability mature and strengthen. This novel contains Beth’s’ usual assortment of very believable and mostly likable characters. Her writing is crisp, the dialogue believable. The history and legends of the country are discussed in terms that everyone will understand and want to know more about. This was a very unusual plot, and that includes the romantic aspect of it. Although you will find that romance really takes a back seat in “Vlad All Over”. This novel is driven not only by the relationship of the protagonists, but more so by the ‘non-relationship’ they will eventually end up with.Gwen is oh so many things; she is a schoolteacher, an adopted child and now the nanny for the summer of one of her students. As the nanny, she will be spending the summer in Romania. An unusual country in which to stage a woman’s lit novel. After all Romania is the land of Dracula – Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler. I should have know that Ms Orsoff would not be content to set her novel in such a mundane area such as the USA…Ms Orsoff has been known to take her books into interesting realms and she sure has with this one!I find it difficult to discuss the plot in my review since I’m so hopped up about this book that I’m afraid that I’ll give away too many spoilers. Suffice it to say that this book contains all the usual elements of a woman’s lit novel – a damsel who sort of in distress who is also stubborn, sometimes even [email protected] It also has an over bearing, rich, know-it-all alpha male protagonist- widower Alex Romanescu and an adorable child Isabella (Alex’s daughter), and many interesting secondary characters. There so many secondary and tertiary characters that are so interesting, that I hope they will eventually have a book to themselves or at least have more of their stories told in the next book.If I had one issue it is that Gwen does become a little tedious in her protestations of what Alex does to her. I understand that it is a plot device meant to keep us wondering, but sometimes I just felt that the lady did protest (and fight) too much! I understood it was necessary but I didn’t have to love it. Although it did keep things ‘real’ and interesting.Yes, there is going to be a sequel to “Vlad All Over”. We, unfortunately, do not get a conclusion to the story line in this book. Therefore, we are kept hanging, and if you are like me and do not read the previews at the end of books - I suggest you do with this novel, it will shock you. At least it did for me.

  • Mary Havlovic
    2019-05-12 06:07

    I received Vlad All Over as an ARC to review from Beth Orsoff. I am not sure exactly how to classify this book. I view it as a romance yet it has some elements of horror mixed into it. The story centers around Gwen Andersen, who teaches English at the Academie francaise de la Californie. She, along with her best friend Zoe Richards, attend a birthday party for 7 yr. old Isabella, one her students and the daughter of Alex Romanescu. Alex accidently spills a glass of red wine on Gwen's white sun dress. In his efforts to clean off the wine stain he notices that she has a 3 in. purple birthmark which can be perceived to be shaped like a dog chasing its own tail/dragon spitting fire or a misshapen doughnut. Alex and his daughter decide to take a vacation to their ancestrial home in Romania and he needs a au pair to help care for Isabella. He decides to offer the job to Gwen who accepts the job as a way to earning some extra money. She travels with the family to Brasov, Romania. During one the family's visits to Bran Castle, Isabelle comments to Gwen that she looks like Vlad the Impaler. Gwen becomes upset over he comment. Gwen has been experiencing nightmares which becomes more frequent in which she sees herself murdering people. Alex discovers her interest in Dracula and brings her a book where she starts to read about Vlad and the crimes he commits. Gwen becomes more curious and finally tells Alex about her nightmares. He see the St. George talisman that was given to her by her adoptive parents and becomes more interested in trying to find out more about Gwen. Gwen and Alex do become romantically involved until she finds out the real reason for his interest in her. A child is conceived as a result of their relationship. Gwen and Alex terminate their romanntic relationship based on the fact that she feels he has deceived her but still are connected due to Gwen's new found ancestrial history in Romania. Alex continues to express his love to Gwen but she refuses to forgive him and a battle for custody of the unborn baby begins. A son is then born and he is named David. Gwen and Alex must learn to share custody of the child. I liked Ms. Orsoff's writing as she allowed me, the reader, to feel as if I was a character in the story. I recommend this book to my fellow readers.

  • Tim Roast
    2019-05-10 09:50

    I came across the author Beth Orsoff through her book Disengaged, which is very much a Rom-Com. This book on the other hand is a more serious affair, but still with the romance in there.The story follows Gwen Anderson, a woman who was adopted after her real mother abandoned her leaving her only a painted icon of Saint George. This plays a key part in the plot, but given the way Gwen feels towards her birth mother who never has attempted to find her so she can't care less about her, it seems strange that she should hold on to this and keep it as a good luck charm, but never mind.Gwen has nightmares about her killing lots of people. She meets Alex Romanescu and he, behind her back, uncovers that she is in the Vlad Tepes aka Dracula family line, which upsets Gwen so much that they fall out. ("He'd lied to me from the moment we'd met. Betrayed my trust. We were through.")And that is the basis of the book.The first half sort of plodded along, mainly because the two lead characters lacked life. It's only when the big revelations come into it, and the conflict starts, that the book comes to life. So the second half was good. And it is good to see that the story is going to continue into another book, where hopefully Alex and Gwen get back together.Overall the book is ok, but is not as good as Disengaged, the other book I've read by the author.

  • Meredith
    2019-05-16 06:05

    I read this book in one night! Which is something that I almost never do; so, I think it is safe to say that the story telling was compelling. I was desperate to see what would happen to the main heroine. She seemed real and very likeable, and I could identify with her.However, this book is not chick lit. Chick lit, in my opinion, needs to have a running satirical commentary about the events that are happening in the main character's life. Instead the book was written in a mostly earnest storytelling style. I haven't read a straight romance novel in at least four years because I can hardly get past the first chapter. I read all the chapters of this book, even though, it did not follow the conventions of the genre.A few other wrenches in the book, for me, were some of the dream sequences in the book and a little too much emphasis on legal strategies for my taste, as well as the lack of a conventional happy ending. However, the book was well written and contained a few nice surprises.

  • Chanpreet
    2019-05-20 04:11

    I love it when a book surprises me. Prior to this book I'd read one other by Beth Orsoff and liked it. I wasn't blown away by it but when I saw the location and premise of this book I was definitely intrigued. I really wanted to know what was causing Gwen's dreams. I also wanted to know what the hunky Alexander was hiding, cause of course he's not helping her out of the goodness of his heart is he? Isabella his daughter is adorable. I was enamored with the whole locale and history of the area. I even liked Gwen and Alexander for the most part. I was surprised by the twist and by Gwen's strong reaction to it. The ending was another total surprise. If you decide to pick up this book remember it's not your typical chick lit/women's fiction/romance. Even though it's a little bit of everything, on the whole, it's a great story and unique. I couldn't put it down. I haven't read the second book yet but hope to soon. I'm going to enjoy seeing Isabella, Gwen, and Alexander again and finding out where their story goes from here.

  • Jo(Mixed Book Bag)
    2019-05-18 06:51

    Like a previous reviewer I can't decide about this book. There are the dreams that are memories from the past. Does that make it a paranormal? Apparently not as there is no action as a result of the dreams. Is it a romance? Part of it seems to be and then it just becomes a battle. Is it chick lit? No, there is no HEA. Is it a interesting story? Yes it is in spite of the author going all over the place with the story.The two main characters, Gwen and Alex, both need a lot of time out. Gwen is unforgiving, Alex reacts without thinking about the consequences. The book ends with a little bit of a conclusion but then I read the first part of the next book (included in back) and it looks like Alex and Gwen's story is far from over. After reading that I will be getting the next book.On Vine this was listed under Literature and Fiction. I guess that may be the best classification but it sure does not tell much about what to expect. I gave it a four instead of a three because it is a story that is staying with me.

  • Bianca
    2019-04-24 05:53

    Review posted first on my blog.This book left me completely powerless. I've ready a few good books recently, but this one was something else. Vlad All Over was addicting. It was captivating. It was moving. It sucked me in and didn't let me go until I was finished.I got this book years ago, but I moved right after and somehow it got lost in the move. I found it a couple of days ago and immediately started reading. And now, two days and a twisting, unpredictable storyline later, I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner. I've already bought the second and am diving into it right now.I love Gwen and Alex. And Zoe and her family. And Isabella. Yeah, yeah, I love all the characters--but mostly Gwen and Alex. Their story was so unpredictable and touching, and there was never a moment where I knew what was going to happen next.

  • Nancy Goldberg
    2019-05-20 04:09

    Like the other reviewers, I received this as an ARC, and I appreciate that. I enjoyed reading it. I also agree with the other reviewers about the secondary characters, especially Zoe and her family. I do hope there will be books about Zoe. I loved these characters and felt like they were people I knew (as an only child, I have a lot of "second family" members, and Zoe and co. made me think of all of them.I don't want to give away the plot either, so I won't go into detail on that. The plot was interesting and different as well as up-to-date. There are a lot of "vampire" books, TV shows, and movies around and this book fit right in with that trend. Those types of things aren't usually my cup of tea, but I love Ms. Orsoff's writing style and thought it was a unique plot twist.I loved Gwen. Alpha male Alex might be an Alpha male, but he's got a heart of gold when it comes to his little girl. This is a great book -- I recommend it!

  • Debbie
    2019-05-22 03:55

    This book reminded me of a Lifetime movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I like the Lifetime channel and occasionally enjoy watching a marathon of movies on a lazy or rainy weekend. Vlad All Over was a SUPER fast and easy read. I liked where it was going until the last third or quarter of the book. The female lead was really annoying me and I was feeling as much frustration as the male lead. I was not really happy with the way it ended and somehow felt cheated. But not everybody agrees with my way of thinking and I can see how somebody would like what the characters had coming to them. Perhaps that's what the author was hoping to accomplish. Because, when I finished the book and my Kindle alerted me to the sequel, I immediately downloaded it and started reading again. Maybe I will get the ending I hoped for afterall.

  • Sandra Strange
    2019-05-07 04:10

    I got this title off a YA website, but reviewed by teens who don't rate the way I do, obviously. The book disappoints on so many levels. With a title like that, anyone who knows who Vlad was will expect--Twilight kinds of stuff, especially since the love interest is a smolderingly dark Romanian and the main setting ends up a manor in Transylvania. Not so. This is a rather cheap romance with very little, stereotypical plot, modern ending--hinting at sequels, really just an excuse for a lot of sex, some of it explicit. And, of course, the sex doesn't start, though the F words are omnipresent though not that common, until about half way through the book. (I skimmed through the rest of the book to see if the promise of "Vlad" stuff ever came through--it didn't.)

  • Alicia
    2019-05-03 04:13

    The dialogue was witty and the characters well-developed, but I had a hard time trying to figure out who to root for.However, unlike some people, who say they were offended by this book, I found it to be refreshingly realistic. Besides the main character's ancestry, which is odd to say the least, and that's the hook, the book is very true to life. Those expecting a romantic fairy tale, look elsewhere. This is more like listening to your best friend's life woes. But I couldn't help wanting to know what happened, barreling through it in a few days of my limited free time during the daily commute and a luxurious Saturday morning in bed. And of course, I never found out! They're leading me on until the next one, which of course, now I MUST read!

  • Joanne
    2019-04-24 08:00

    I was so excited to receive this book as an advanced read and could not wait to start reading this story. I must say that I am typically into chick-lit/women's fiction, and this wouldn't have been a book I would have picked to read which made it more interesting to read. I liked the relationship between the two friends but that was sadly about all I liked. I honestly couldn't stand the main character Gwen Anderson! She is so annoying, rude, unappreciative, etc. The story had a good concept and might have done better with a different main character. Also, the ended was less than desirable...very disappointing. I'm not quite sure I would recommend this book for a good read since my opinion is a mixed bag. Sorry!!

  • Marisa Valle
    2019-04-26 02:19

    I wasn't sure which shelf was appropriate for this book and I thank kind of highlights my issues. I thought this book was going going to be completely different than from what it turned out to be. I'm fine with it not being anything supernatural or paranormal despite the title & despite the references to prophetic/clairvoyant dreams and the connection to Dracula. However, how the story played out between Gwen and Alex was very disappointing. I didn't expect this to be a story about court/custody battles and visitation arrangements and I wasn't really happy reading those parts but at that point I just wanted to finish. I have no interest in reading the second book.

  • Megan
    2019-05-19 07:07

    I was pretty excited about this book at first. Handsome Romanian takes schoolteacher to Romania for the summer as his nanny. Someone is Dracula (or related to Dracula as it turns out). But, at a certain point, the "heroine" becomes a whiny brat who (spoiler alert) can't forgive Alex for sending a picture of her birthmark to a scholar for an opinion on if she's related to Dracula. The rest of the book was how she hated him, then kinda loved him, but still hated him. And they didn't get back together. Dumb. It's a series so in all likelihood, I'll read another, but I hope it's better than this one.

  • Keri
    2019-05-14 09:17

    I don't often write reviews, but I felt the need to for this as my emotions are completely mixed. I don't like the main characters. The book needs a bit more editing (there are missing words, overused phrases, and a number of instances where the same sentence is repeated twice in a paragraph). All that aside, something spoke to me. I spent the last third of the book basically bawling my eyes out. Now, I feel obligated to continue the series. I think part of my dislike for the female lead (I won't call her a protagonist, because she's kind of awful) is she is too familiar. So in short, while I won't necessarily recommend this book to others, I will keep reading the series.

  • Joni
    2019-05-10 08:18

    I received an advance copy of this book. It is an easy to read book. The main character is like able however when she becomes angry wit the man she loves she really holds a grudge. Yes, he did deceive her, but I was hoping that true love would triumph in the end. Her lover, Alex continues to pursue her relentlessly, almost pathetically and there are some happenings that seem rather unrealistic. I did like this story even though it was somewhat bland. I tend to like books with a little more plot and more twists and turns to the story to keep me thinking. I was intrigued when I read the preview for the sequel to this book. I will probably be reading it.

  • Jennie
    2019-04-21 02:56

    Hated this. The plot was not at all believable...too much manufactured intrigue that was never resolved. Not to mention the fact that he had unprotected sex with her when she said no, which resulted in a pregnancy she never wanted and a relationship she wasn't really interested in either. He permanently altered her life by disregarding her decisions about her own body. That ruined any potential redeemable qualities about this and really disappointed me. I've enjoyed most of Beth's other work, but this offended me and I'll think twice before reading anything else by her.

  • Melody
    2019-05-01 05:10

    Warning. This book has graphic descriptions of horrors performed by Vlad Tepes. I had to skip over most of them. I felt they were unnecessarily descriptive and did not fit the tone of the rest of the book. This is not precisely a romance but neither is it a horror story. It was a bit slow to get going but perhaps I just had too many interruptions to get into it. In the end it was a well written interesting story. There is sex.

  • Susan
    2019-05-12 10:09

    A different type of Chick Lit. I love Beth's book, always the perfect drinking coffee, under a blanket, lock the kids in the basement and enjoy a nice quiet weekend reading, I will admit I am over the whole Vampire/Romance book.This is not for those looking for Twilight the sequel. Gwen a school teacher joins one of her young students and her father to Romania for the summer. Lust/Love and a great Romanian history ensues. WARNING:THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT VAMPIRES!

  • Tara
    2019-05-09 09:10

    I absolutely LOVED this book! I was hooked from the very beginning in this chick lit novel. The characters are great and I really connect with them especially Gwen's character. What I thought was going to happen didn't and I thought all the way up to the end it would. I was surprised at the ending and didn't see it coming. This book was hard for me to put down and I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to read Book 2.Thank you Beth for sharing this great book with me!!!!

  • M. L M.
    2019-05-07 06:07

    This book completely engrossed me to the point of feeling almost EVERY emotion possible!Beth is a talented storyteller who books you in at the very beginning and doesn't stop reeling, even at the end. Which is the reason I immediately purchased the second book in this series, will probably start reading it as soon as I finish this review and definitely check out her other works. I highly recommend this book. You'll get sucked in to a romantic yet rocky world. Cheers!

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-26 09:07

    Full review to be Posted on TheCubicleEscapee.com I was uber concerned I was not going to like this book, but like Honeymoon for One was the author got in her groove she got going and I enjoyed this book completely. Note I listened to this book at work and it made my work day completely enjoyable. Great fast read that has a little romance, a little suspense, slight supernatural and a lot of steam. Give this one a go.