Title: Vampire Daycare
Author: Sara York
Genre: Paranormal Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: March 2013 by MLR Press
Vampire Jet is sworn to protect a band of orphans from a blood thirsty threat. But the world of the undead is the night. Mortal Travis arrives to guard the day and soon becomes devoted to the ragtag children...and the muscular, riveting vampire. However, being mortal has its drawbacks, such as Travis can be hurt, even killed, and the ever-present enemy channels its efforts to strike at the vampire's one real weakness - love.
Reviewed By: J9
In a Nutshell: Good set up I liked of vampires running an orphanage but romance was underdeveloped.
The Set Up: Vampire Jet is one of the sworn protectors of a mysterious Appalachian town where the inhabitants all have psychic gifts. When parents start being mysteriously murdered, Jet and his fellow vampire protectors create an orphanage to care for the children. Mortal Travis is hired to help protect the children in the daytime and he and Jet share a connection. But the town’s enemy isn’t going to allow a vampire and human to become mates.
Why I Read this Book: I loved the idea of a vampire daycare so the synopsis caught me.
What I Liked: As I suspected, I liked the setting. The Appalachian town full of gifted people is protected by vampires and I liked this unique setting. Jet’s integrity and commitment to the town is mirrored in the other vampires so there is a community of protectors. I suspected who the murderer was early on but that was okay since I’m not a big mystery fan.
What I Didn’t Like: This is a lightning fast romance that fell very flat for me. I liked both Jet and Travis but their attraction is the only reason why they become a couple and even this happens quickly and inexplicably. Travis had some family issues that made him take the job helping Jet anyway and that is resolved in three paragraphs mid-story. I know this is a novella so everything had to happen quickly but it felt rushed with no emotional development between the leads.
IMO: Wouldn’t mind revisiting the vampire daycare protectors but only if the romance is much more developed than this one.