Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready
elcome to WVMP, “The Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll,” where conartist-turned-station-owner Ciara Griffin manages an on-air staffof off-the-wall DJs—including new boyfriend Shane McAllister—who really sink their teeth into the music of their “Life Time” (theera in which they became vampires). Ciara keeps the undeadrocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive—withoutmissing a beat.
For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash. With cool tunes, hotcostumes, killer cocktails—what could go wrong? To start, areligious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occultpreempts the station’s midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciaratracks down the transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded bywhat appears to be . . . a canine vampire? Behind it all is a groupof self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and arewilling to stake their lives on it). Ciara must protect the stationwhile struggling with her own complicated relationship, her bestfriend’s romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of hermysterious anti-holy powers. To make it to New Year’s in one piece,she’ll need to learn a few new tricks. . . .
Why did I pick it?
I read the first in the series not too long ago and I fell in love with it. You can check out my review HERE. I just had to know more about Ciara and Shane. HAD TO. They have to be one of the best book couples ever. So I picked up the next one in the series. And read…..and read….and read….. 😉
What did I think?
This book picks up right where the last one left off. You really don’t miss a beat at all.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I absolutely love the series so far.
There were 3 main things I loved about this book:
1. Ciara & Shane. ‘Nough said. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read the book and you’ll find out)
2. All the action
Seriously. This book had me guessing the entire time. I had no idea what would happen next and it was awesome.
Ciara and Shane are seriously a perfect match. Shane is the absolute eiptomy of what a man is. Or what he needs to be. Ciara is a woman who knows who she is and isn’t afraid to show it. It works phenominally.
I’m always wary about reading the second book in a series. Sometimes it doesn’t live up to the first one. This one totally kept up the pace. It had the right amount of romance and mystery. I was completely enthralled.
I love everything about this book. I think my absolute favorite thing in it is Dexter. I mean how cool is it to have a vampire dog? He is just so bad ass. LOL
I can’t really say too much about it because of spoilers. But let me just say that with Jeri’s playlist and the characters, it satisfies every need.
Sidenote: Shane is perfect. In every way. That is all.
“Sometims in the middle of the night,” he says, “when I’m in the studio, a song will remind me of you. One line of lyrics, or even just a riff that travels up my spine the way your fingers do. And suddenly I’ll miss the way your skin smells in all the hidden places….And sometimes this happend in the middle of the day whn I’m at the station, and I know you’re upstaurs in the office, and I could walk up and see you in less than a minute,”
I somehow find my voice. “Why don’t you?”
His gaze meets mine, stealing what’s left of my breath. “Because I want you to miss me, too.”