Seeing Night Reviews is the next stop in the Bad Mouth Tour for Angela McCallister
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
THEME: Romance, Vampire
AUTHORS BLOG: Angela McCallisters' Site
REVIEW:McCallister creates a new perspective from the vampire world, getting deep into the process of vampire transformation. It was interesting to see a world that has a well laid out law for vampires and humans existing among them, even with the politics the readers get a great story focused on romance, a change of heart, and deception.
Bad Mouth follows Valerie (Val) who works for the Vampire Liaison Organization and is trying to get answers for a murder. She is also very against vampire transformation after an incident with her ex husband that has caused her quite a bit of prejudice against them. Unlucky for her and her partner Graham the ancients (vampire royalty) have assigned them the worst of the worst to help them with their investigation. Kade is a fowl mouth and of course easy on the eyes vampire who makes Val’s life a bit more difficult. But when the clues start leading in one direction Val isn’t sure who she should be trusting.
Val is a firecracker, she has one goal and that is to stop vampire transformation, that it sometimes clouds her judgment. Thus getting stuck with Kade who not only pushes her buttons but he educates her in the reality of his kind and of how the world actually works. She has a great dynamic with Kade, they clash but have such awesome banter and steamy chemistry. As the plot moves forward the readers can see how much Val digging into her case is getting her deeper into trouble, which also connects to what happened to her ex. Even though she may seem to have her shields up, she does have that super innocent side that opens up for Kade and his bad boy persona.
Kade is perceived as the bad guy or bad boy, but his character is a bit more complex, the readers will get a lot of history about him. We learn that Kade had a sad past and his not so great relationship with his parents; I can blame the guy for being a little bit of a jerk. But even with his “Bad Mouth” he has a lot of sweet and sexy sides to him that made me fall for him. He also has the help of some equally interesting friends that help him take down the real bad guys. Ezra seems funny and sweet; I’m hoping the next book will highlight him a little more. In the end Val isn’t the only one doing some investigating, Kade has some secrets up his sleeve too.
Overall I really enjoyed the different take on the vampire world, using vampire royalty and human politics that create a bit of a strain for both sides. The characters are very entertaining and memorable, plus the romance is off the charts! There is also a lot of humor, which I love in paranormal romances, I love when a story can make me smile. In the end I look forward to continuing this series and hope to catch up not only with Val and Kade but the secondary characters as well.
RECOMMENDATION:This is an adult paranormal romance with sexual content that is more suited for a mature audience. Fans of Molly Harpers Half Moon Hollow series and Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series will enjoy Bad Moth by Angela McCallister.
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