Book Review: Don’t Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers

On February 2, 2012 by Aimee

Don't Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers

Don't Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers

I’m a follower of Regan Summers’ and her alter-ego on Twitter and Facebook and love the humor she infuses in her daily life spotlights. I expected/hoped I would see the same in Don’t Bite the Messenger and there, I did!

The story follows one very unique character, “Mary” aka Sydney Kildaire, as she goes from manic vampire courier in Alaska to retiree in sunny Hawaii. Of course, her plans and what actually happens are 100% different than she expects them to be.

Sydney is a character in and of herself. She’s sharp, confident, strong, mostly sensible and crazy. You’d have to be to be a vampire courier. This was the one point I got really lost with and I can only guess I hit the button on my Kindle too fast or something, but I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out WHY vampires needed couriers. Why the job would be dangerous, I got, but why they were needed in the first place remained a mystery to the end of the story.

However … it’s RIGHT THERE in the book’s description. So if, like me, you go, huh? at the ‘why’ behind the job, read the description. It’s 100% explained there. That being said, the whole story made sense β€” the conflict and plot that isΒ β€” once I knew that.

I quite fell in love with Malcolm and quite liked Sydney. I realize quite a few people thought it ended too early, but I felt like I had all my questions were answered at the end. Sure, this was part one of ‘x’ but the reality is that this story was “THE” story. This was the backstory to whatever’s coming. While I would have preferred continuing on with the story, I also saw where getting Sydney under Malcolm’s control and in her relinquishing her control, confidences and life to him were the key to the story.

As independent as she was, she needed to have a body guard β€” a someone to care for her. That’s where Malcolm comes in and that’s what this book did for me. It built up their relationship, the why and how and the potential for problems while giving me enough to fall in love with them as a couple and then pushing me to want more but also having all the answers to THIS story.

Thus, I really, really liked it. πŸ™‚

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