Another hot read from Christine Warren. In “You’re So Vein” she finally gives us the story of Ava–the most high-maintenance diva of all the original ‘fantasy fix’ girls. Ava has an issue with Others, so imagine what happens when she’s attacked by a vampire, saved by another vampire, and then finds herself falling in love with her savior? Let’s just say, “It ain’t pretty.”
Warren writes with a lot of humor and much of it is also bitingly sarcastic (which I adore). The verbal daggers thrown and exchanged between Ava and her friends’ husbands will surely keep a grin on your face. There is a problem with “You’re So Vein” though. I think if you haven’t read the other Other books, you may be a little confused at the cast of characters. We have vampires, werewolves, fae, and a few other assorted paranormal races on at least three different continents in this series; so if you haven’t been keeping up, it might impact your enjoyment in this latest story.
As for me? I ate this sucker up. Ava and her vamp are hot, hot, hot. Yet it never crosses the line into erotica or gets too kinky for the mainstream romance market. This one is set in New York City and Ava, being a former model, name drops designers with the best. But it never got overbearing and that’s saying a lot for me. I also liked that there’s no true mortal danger in this book. There’s a ‘bad guy’ that’s very bad true, but no ‘good guy’ paranormals were harmed in the writing of this book. So just sit back, enjoy, and fan yourself occasionally.