My Life Without Garlic by Bailey Bradford

My Life Without Garlic by Bailey Bradford
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (105 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Cholla

Some things in life just might be worth giving up garlic for.

It was simple curiosity that led Augustin to the vampire dating site—he thought it must be a joke started up by a bunch of weirdos. Man, was he right—but it just so happens that those weirdos really are vampires, and when one shows up at his place, Augustin’s world is turned upside down.

First he’s got a psychotic vampire to deal with. Then he’s got one who is much more fun hanging around.

Except now that Augustin knows that vampires exist, he can’t be left alive. Or can he? When an alternative is offered up, Augustin doesn’t care for it, either. After all, he doesn’t want to be whisked off to some disgusting vampire den.

Tony’s the vampire next in line to lead the coven. He wants to be a fair man, and that means arguing against killing Augustin. If he’s also attracted to the sarcastic, adorable man, where’s the harm in that?

The attraction between Augustin and Tony is undeniable, but deny it is what they both try to do. Someone is going to have to bend or break.

All Augustin wanted was a date. Oh, and to lose a little weight without giving up his favorite food ever – garlic. When he stumbles across a vampire dating site, he thinks it’s a joke and signs up just for fun. That is, until a group of angry vampires show up on his doorstep. Now, kidnapped and surrounded by creatures of the night, he does the only thing he can think of to save his hide: snark his way out of it.

Augustin is a lonely guy and tries to cover it up with an endless stream of snarky comebacks. Once he accepts his situation and starts looking at it from a more practical point of view, this lessens and you get to know the real Augustin. Oddly enough, underneath all that abrasiveness, there’s a really sweet guy just wanting to be part of something.

Tony is probably the sweetest vampire I’ve ever met. He risks his own eternal life at one point to save Augustin from himself. He also has determination like no other. Despite Augustin’s absolute resistance, Tony knows that he’s the one for him and won’t stop until he’s won Augustin over. They are a well-matched pair because Augustin needs someone to hold him to the present while Tony needs a little lightheartedness in his life.

My Life Without Garlic is a funny, quirky, and exceptionally steamy introduction to Bailey Bradford’s new The Vamp for Me series. Loaded with a cast of cranky, crazy, and interesting characters, I cannot wait to see where this series takes us next. The author has a real knack for combining snark and humor to create laugh out loud scenes that you remember long after the book’s done. Although at times, I think Augustin would have been better off shutting his mouth, he always managed to pull through and make it funny in the end. A highly entertaining novel stuffed to the brim with laughs and sighs of passion.

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