- Single Male Vampire by Cheyenne Meadows Release Day Review
Single Male Vampire by Cheyenne Meadows Release Day ReviewHot
For Andrew, an old-world vampire existing in the modern age, life is hard enough without the additional challenge of dating in this confounding chaos called the twenty-first century. Yet Andrew’s best friend is determined to set him up, come hell or high water. Online dating and ads in the classified figuratively suck, leaving only one solid solution—the old-fashioned way.
Spencer is an enigma. Both flirty and mysterious, he’s a walking contradiction from what vampires ought to be, including working in the spotlight as an Elvis impersonator. But there’s something about Spencer that intrigues Andrew, draws him in, and adds excitement and a sense of adventure to his normally dull days.
There’s only one problem—he’s everything that drives Andrew nuts in a man.
The story itself is less a romance than I'd wanted or expected. The first 20% nearly had me DNF'ing, because it was all about how happy and perfect Andrew and Cassidy's home life was; it was basically praising their love shack friendship, gushing over each other so much that there was no sign of anything else, plot wise. This was a real shame, because it almost made me wonder why Andrew was bothering to try to find a romance of his own, when he seemed so perfectly happy and content with the life he had. As an asexual/aromantic person, this felt a little strange, almost like Andrew couldn't have a whole or complete life without a romantic partner, but maybe that was just how it came across.
When it comes to the writing style, this author and I aren't a match. The first 20% was basically dialogue and not much more, with the occasional mass info dump dropped in to explain things that could have been more naturally eased into the story; Andrew's history, the cats, how he met Cassidy. None of it flowed into the storyline well. It felt that, as soon as Andrew and Cassidy stopped talking, there was a mass of three or four info dumps about various things we “needed” to know to understand the characters and their relationship, but I would have liked to have been shown it, instead. There was just so little description and characterisation that it really did the story a disservice. Most of the time, Andrew stopping to think was used as an excuse to lay at least a page of background info on us, without even pretending to slip it in naturally.