Vampirates and Penisocchio!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 🧛🏻🧛🏻♂️🧛🏻♀️🧛🏻🧛🏻♂️
The heroine: Jess – at a destination wedding for her cousins in the Dominican Republic. Jess was in charge of making sure her other cousin, the maid of honor and troublemaker of the family was kept in line. Her cousin is selfish and whiny and does whatever she wants, so it isn’t an easy task.
The Hero(es): Raffaele Notte – an immortal who is in charge of helping out his cousin who was taken captive by a rogue immortal and tortured. The cousin is suffering from PTSD so they are in the Dominican Republic for some rest and relaxation.
The Story: Immortals are weakened by the sun and need blood to rejuvenate their energy, so Raffaele finds himself and his companions sitting on the beach under an umbrella when he sees a group of people that have what looks like vampire bites on different places on their bodies. They figure there are more than one rogue immortals feeding on the wedding party and other hotel guests.
Immortals hate the term Vampires though they sometimes use it to describe rogue vampires that feed on humans. Most immortals use bottled blood and only feed on a human in dire circumstances or if they are fated mates. The other difference between Immortals the myth of Vampires is that Immortals are alive and have a soul.
Jess is dragged along on a boat trip to feed sharks by her cousin. She is wary of the Captain and crew dressed as pirates, but her cousin wants Captain Vasko and will not be dissuaded. While out on the boat Jess notices it is starting to get late and wonders how they will be able to see sharks and stays below deck to stay away from the handsome Vasko since he makes her nervous. She sees something she shouldn’t and knows she has to get away especially after Vasko starts talking about Jess being his mate and how he likes her “jugs” and wants to give her a good “rogering”.
I absolutely loved Vasko. He was hilarious and quite a character. He is described as extremely handsome, though his hair was greasy and he could bathe more. He is crude and vulgar but always seems to be in a good mood. I also really enjoyed Raff’s two cousins. It is also kind of funny how immortals can read minds and have no compunction about violating the privacy of others by reading their thoughts whenever they want to find something out.
The narration was fine. The book was dual POV and there was only a male narrator. Raff and his cousins were from Italy, but have lived all over so they have accents. Jess said she couldn’t quite place the accent but to me it sounded a bit too much like Count Chocula. However, it didn’t bother me too much and I was able to get in to the story very quickly.
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