Biting Bad by Chloe Neill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 stars !!
Biting Bad is book 8 in the Chicagoland Vampires Series. I absolutely love this series and am so excited that we’ve got another book on the horizon. I can’t seem to get enough of Ethan and Merit.
In this installment, Merit and Ethan are working to get Cadogan House in order. They’ve just flounced the GP and Merit is still working with the Red Guard and now it seems Chicago isn’t feeling so generous and welcoming to Vampires.
A series of dangerous riots targeting places that are associated with Vampires is at the top of the list of mysteries that Merit has to figure out. Add to that, working out issues with her former best friend and moving in with a Master Vampire, and Merit’s got her hands full.
What I love most about these books is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Chloe Neill writes smart and realistic characters and she does it in a way that makes me wish I was a vampire bunking in Cadogan House.
Merit is strong and witty and absolutely one of my favorite heroines around, and Ethan… well… the man has me sighing in contentment through most of this book!
””I’m rarely good, Merit. But I’m often spectacular. “
These two together are amazing though. I mean I can help but grin like a fool when he calls her Sentinel and Merit honestly gives just as good right back to Ethan. They have to be one of my favorite PNR couples around.
”Sometimes you make me swoon.”
“If it’s only sometimes, I’m not doing my job adequately.”
I MEAN SERIOUSLY. Though he has had hundreds of years to perfect it… he makes me swoon too Merit. Ethan even managed to get in a ‘That’s What She Said’ joke.
This time we get to see the growth of her relationship with Ethan. They’ve moved into the same rooms and though they haven’t been together all that long, it’s clear how important they are to each other. We also get to see the everyday struggles they have… something as simple as a valentine’s day dinner just isn’t in the cards for these two. Fortunately or unfortunately, they will never have just a simple and normal life.
We also get some insight on what is going on with Mallory. It was nice to see her return to the fold a bit and be involved more. I’m looking forward to more of her in book 9!
There’s actually quite a bit going on here, I know I’m probably not conveying that very well, but I can’t spill too much because I’m not going to be the one to give any of the mystery away… Merit and Ethan and the rest of Cadogan House are determined to figure out who is targeting them and to be completely honest, I didn’t even guess the truth until it had basically been revealed … so score one for Chloe Neill!
That’s it. I’m not telling you anything else, but I will share a bit of Ethan swoon with you:
‘Sentinel, you are always the most beautiful woman in the room, irrespective of what you’re wearing. And most especially and preferably when you’re wearing nothing at all.
Make sure you get your hands on this when it comes out, and if you haven’t started The Chicagoland Vampires Series, what the heck are you waiting for? It’s the perfect series read in my opinion and you have 8 other books to get started on before this one comes out.
Thank you to Penguin for an advance copy for an honest review.
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