Saturday, January 5, 2013

Quick Review: Vlad All Over

Gwen Andersen loves being a schoolteacher, but she isn’t exactly raking in the big bucks. With her bank account shrinking by the minute, she needs a well-paying summer job if she’s going to hold onto the childhood home she inherited from her parents. So when the father of one of her students asks her to fill in as his au pair for the summer, she knows she should be thrilled. Alexander Romanescu is loaded, and Gwen adores his daughter Isabella. Plus, they’re planning to spend the vacation at their ancestral estate—in Romania!
And yet Gwen can’t shake the nagging feeling that saying yes to this man could lead to more than she bargained for. She knows so little about him—and the idea of spending six weeks in the land of Dracula and Vlad the Impaler is more than a little creepy. But the legends of Romania will be the least of her concerns if she doesn’t make some money…fast. And so Gwen says yes: yes to the job, yes to a European excursion…and yes to a summer that will change her path forever.

My Thoughts:

This book was definitely a lot better than I expected. It was decently written and I enjoyed it well enough. I just kind of felt like there was something off. It lacked a certain something that made me want to gobble it up completely. I THINK it has to do with the fact that while there was a brief sorta explanation for the dreams, there was too much kind of left floating in the air at the end. The drama seems a bit...overdone. The romance at times felt a little forced and stiff, and I don't mean the good kind of stiff. (Har de har har...) I liked the book, I just couldn't fall helplessly in love with the book.


  1. Well we usually fall in love with the characters more than the circumstances of the story.

  2. Sorry you didn't love this one more, but it still sounds like a fast, fun read!


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