Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf (Wicked Games #3)
April 1, 2010
Paperback, 368 Pages
Reviewed by Mandi
Why I read: It was offered for review through NetGalley.
Favorite Quote: “I suppose you expect me to romp about on your furniture and tear it apart with my teeth, I probably better not wash or comb my hair either because that would destroy your mental picture of me. Should I stop shaving my legs and do the whole hairy thing?”
Werewolf Blu Masterson is about to get married – to a vampire. A vampire she has never met before. The marriage has been arranged between the higher ups of both clans to promote peace between the species. Years and years of fighting and mistrust exists between the wolves and the vamps. Blu is not happy, having to leave her werewolf lover Ryan and being forced to marry a “longtooth.” She is on rocky terms with her father to begin with – always fending off overly aggressive males. Female wolves are quite rare, and she gets taken advantage of often. That is not to say she isn’t tough. Blu can stand on her own, and has a wicked sharp tongue. She sees this marriage as a way to escape the compound and her father.
Creed is almost one thousand years old. He has led a life of debauchery, but he also takes his responsibilities very seriously. He agrees to this marriage hoping it will bring some peace. For years, wolves have been kidnapping vampires, holding them until they are in a blood thirsty rage, and then letting them fight it out.
Creed has formed a squad to try to stop these fights, but they are widespread and hard to track down. He takes one look at Blu, who is beautiful, although wearing a neon green wig as she walks down the aisle, and suddenly realizes this marriage might be alright.
Creed soon realizes his new wife has quite a mouth on her. As they get to know each other, and trust starts to form, they realize they have the same common goals. As plans are revealed that both sides are still plotting, they decide to take action – together.
Her Vampire Husband is the first book I have read by Michele Hauf and I enjoyed it. The first half of the book is really strong. I love Blu and her crazy wigs and very sarcastic nature. I laughed out loud several times at what came out of her mouth. Creed is very sexy and alpha, and just a bit bewildered at this wolf that is now his wife. She is outgoing, and wild, and full of life – even though he can see through her charades and knows she has pain on the inside. Blu has a hard time trusting men, and it takes Creed a lot of patience (which he has an abundance of) to build up her trust. There is much romantic tension and many sexy moments.
Once they consummate the marriage, and we drift into the second half of the book, it takes on a bit of a sillier tone. I just don’t know if I bought into their turn around of true love. I am glad they didn’t spend the entire book fighting, but they went into the true love mode rather quickly. I also was confused by the lack of knowledge Creed has of the werewolf race. He is almost a thousand years old but doesn’t know much about what happens to wolves during the full moon, amongst other things.
Her Vampire Husband has a strong start, and a heroine I quite enjoyed. Michele Hauf writes funny, steamy scenes. Although the second half is a bit lackluster, I still recommend.
Fiction Vixen – 4/5