Review: For the Love of a Vampire

For the Love of a Vampire (Blood Like Poison #1)
by M. Leighton
My Rating: 5 Stars
Summary (goodreads)

Like most seventeen year olds, Ridley Heller thought she had her future all planned out. What she wanted most in life was to get out of small town Harker. Her only goal was to keep her mouth shut and her grades high so she could win a cheerleading scholarship to Stanford. But that was before she met Bo. 

In Ridley's wildest dreams, she could never have planned for someone like Bo, for a love so intense it left her breathless. No human girl could.

A haunting stranger that watched her from afar, Bo stole Ridley's heart from the moment she laid eyes on him. But he has secrets. Bo's a vampire. Both his past and his present are a danger to Ridley, but the biggest threat is not her blood; it's her heart. He's feeding a thirst for revenge that will cost him his life, and it may already be too late. 

The more darkness Ridley uncovers, the more she realizes that her life will never be the same-with or without Bo. Can she sacrifice her future and her heart for someone who has a death wish? 

My Review:
I haven't enjoyed a vampire book like this since Twilight, and if you thought Edward was cute just wait until you meet Bo! 

Ridley has the envied life at school.  She is captain of the cheer squad, her boyfriend is the quarterback, and she has a spot at the cool table. But that is all a facade for the life she has at home.  When tragedy strikes her family, her mom becomes a drunk and her dad is absent, and Ridley is left with nothing but the hope of getting out!  

Until...She meets her stalker.  

Once Ridley meets Bo, she fall head-over-heels in love.  (not my ideal way of "love" happening, but M. makes it work!)   With Bo's help, Ridley is able to take a stand in who she is; her life finds meaning, and suddenly she looks forward to something other than getting out of town.  

This vampire novel will have you hooked by the very first page ( I know I was)!  I am reading the sequel right now, and it is just killing me taking a break to write this review!  The characters are so deep and you will fall in love with them, or in Trinity's case you will loath her.  This book really took hold of my emotions.  I wanted to kill Trinity and make-out with Bo.  And when Bo announces he is dying *aghh* I almost broke down and started crying right there.  

I completely, absolutely recommend this book especially if you like swooning over a good vampire read! 

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  1. Tess, I'm tickled to death that you liked Blood Like Poison! Thank you so much for this amazing review and for your awesome and unwavering support of us Indies. It's more appreaciated than you'll ever know:)

  2. One of my favorite vampire series love love love m.leightons writing :)

  3. Have I mentioned I really love m.leightons books lol

  4. Have I mentioned I really love m.leightons books lol

  5. This definitely sounds like a great book. I love reading paranormal romances, and even though vampires are not my ultimate favorite paranormal to read, I will definitely be checking this one out. I especially love the fact that Bo helps Ridley realize what she really wants in life, not just pretending with being cool and having popular friends. Bo sounds like a great character I can't wait to meet him. I also like the fact this has a sequel, I do like standalones but I truly love a great book series more. I don't like saying goodbye to characters I fall in love with.