Book Reviews of I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Bk 1)

I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Bk 1)
I'm the Vampire That's Why - Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Bk 1
Author: Michele Bardsley
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451219374
ISBN-10: 0451219376
Publication Date: 9/5/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 427 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
Story centers around a suburban mom (Jessica Matthews) who gets mauled by a hairy creature as she takes out the trash. She wakes up later to find that the creature nearly killed her and so she had to be Turned into a vampire. Thusly she discovers a whole world she didn't know existed that has vampires, wolf shapshifters, and humans working together, but they also have enemies. Starts off interesting, but about third or halfway through begins feel repetitive. Lots of mom jokes and snarking off at vampires. Jessica may be the soul mate of one of the oldest vampires, and has a "dilemma" over whether she should sleep with him (there is a lot of lusting and description of how gorgeous he is - on about the eyes and accent and he uses a lot of Gaelic), thus be married to him for 100 years, and also worries about how this could affect her children. A lightly plotted story, pretty quick, fun-type romance read. Has a MaryJanice Davidson air, not quite as good, but I'll give this author another chance.
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Helpful Score: 11
This was such a good book - I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want it to end. As soon as I finished I immediately bought the sequel. If you like your paranormal romance more light-hearted and even funny, this is a book for you.
Kathy J
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Helpful Score: 9
A pleasure to read, had me cracking up laughing. A modern day mom is turned into a vampire. Those chocolate cravings just don't disappear, & eating food is not an option. Oh but her body has been transformed into a thing of beauty. She meets Patrick, a vampire who claims to be her true love. Then there is a battle of the good vampires against the bad vampires. Quick easy read.
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Helpful Score: 5
Jessica Matthews Wednesday night started out typically enough, until she discovered that her 14 year old son Bryan had conveniently forgotten to take the household trash to the curb before going to bed at 10pm. So, grumbling to herself about irresponsibility, Jessica finds herself hauling the two huge trash bins herself, when a huge creature knocks her down, tears her throat open, and sucks the blood from her body until she dies. She awakes in a sterile room, sucking the femoral artery of an absolutely gorgeous, entirely nude man. Thus begins Jessicas new life - her afterlife.

Jessica of course has a lot to learn about her new existence. The Consortium plans to take over Broken Heart, Oklahoma, and they need her cooperation and assistance, but she still has some emotional baggage from her living life that needs to be dealt with as well. Add a couple of German werewolves, a rogue lycan, dead bodies popping up all over town, sizzling sexual encounters, and a centuries-old prophesy involving the ring Jessica inherited from her grandmother, and you have the basis for an unusually good story.

When I first picked up this book, I wasnt entirely sure what to expect. But Jessicas practical, down-to earth manner and her rapier wit made me feel like I was reading about a good friend from the very beginning. I found myself having a lot of trouble putting this book down once I started reading it, and now I am looking forward to reading the next four books in Michelle Bardsleys Broken Heart Vampires series!
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Helpful Score: 5
Funny, light-hearted take on the vampire genre with a healthy dose of "hot & heavy" thrown in. Some of that could have been left out and the plot would have been just as good but who cares, right? This one kept me entertained, made me giggle a couple of times, and convinced me to read the sequel (due out in Jumy 2007.) Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a great read...funny, sexy, and full of fast-paced action. And on top of it all, there were several supporting characters that I'd love to see get their own stories.
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Helpful Score: 4
I've read all the books in this series. It is an amazing series. Everyone of these books was SO funny. I laughed the very first page and it just kept getting better and better. I highly recommend this!

It starts with a single mom having a conversation with her teenaged son we've all had either with our kids or our parents. She ends up taking out the trash for her son (his chore, the source of the argument)...and so ends one life and begins another.
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Helpful Score: 3
Good book, but a warning: This is in the first person perspective...(so you only get the heroine's point of view)
I usually don't read those, in fact I avoid them altogether, but right from the start this drew me in...most likely the hot Irish vampires were what caught my attention...well them and their hot lycan cohorts:-)

I like the main characters -both were amusing, strong characters though I'm not too fond of some of the secondary ones...thankfully we don't hear too much about any of them.
I will say that despite some weak moments in the plot, and a sort of abrupt ending, this was a quick, fun read, with no real dark angsty moments...but a light funny one instead...and I loved the Gaelic phrases thrown in!
Definitely looking forward to reading more from Michele Bardsley!
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Helpful Score: 2
This def. has a MJD influence - same type of humor & lead character.
She is sarcastic, cute, meets her soul mate right off the bat & has to battle a bad guy named Ron.

The biggest difference between this book & the Undead books is this new vampire is a mom of two.

It was a quick yet enjoyable read. I won't say it will be taking a permanent spot on the shelf next to my Undead books, but I will absolutely read the next one in the series.

So far, the main deterrent for this one was the oodles of sex which meant a bit of skimming. I don't mind a sex scene or two but these dragged on a bit too long for my taste.

Solid 3.5 stars for me.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is quite a different kind of vampire book and story. I liked it and will be reading more of the series, just to see what else the author comes up with, but I don't consider it a keeper.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book, good series. A really fun, quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
The humor of Charlaine Harris with the raunchy sex of mild Laurell K. Hamilton. Silly, fluffy little tub read, the literary equivalent of junk food. Fun, but of absolutely no nutritional value. A little more graphic in the sex department than I like, but all vamp fiction that isn't bloody horror seems to be going this wayâ¦
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Helpful Score: 1
A nice fluffy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
it's cute and lighthearted. i had to read the sequel, Don't Talk Back To Your Vampire, as soon as i got done with this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't find the story or characters very interesting at all, maybe someone else will though.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this. I am ordered the complete series and will post as soon as I am finished reading them.
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Helpful Score: 1
good fun story!
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Helpful Score: 1
The BEST of the Broken Heart series. Funny, fast read. I read and enjoyed the others in the series but re-posted them on PBS. This book I'm keeping. Loved both h/h. Bardsley's a little skimpy on love scenes but for such a fun fast read, who cares?
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Helpful Score: 1
Well this book has it all, family, love, romance, excitement, suspense, and some steam scenes! I love how Jessica is devoted to her family, she seems like a great mother. And Patrick is a great lover and will be a great father to her children. I just stumbled upon this book and Im glad I did! I cant wait to read more of this series!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very funny. I'm not a big vampire fan, but this was a funny way of looking at a PTA mom becoming a vampire.
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Great book ! Light, lots of laughs, very entertaining, strong characters. I'm definitely looking forward to the next one in the series.
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Entertaining but didn't capture my attention like most books will... have the second of the series, we'll see if that is any better.
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Entertaining and fun to read!
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THIS IS A VERY GOOD READ. IT IS A CONTEMPORARY VAMPIRELOVE STORY WITH A LITTLE MYSTERY AND FABLES WOVEN IN. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. IT REMINDS ME OF KATIE MACALISTERS BOOKS.
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very funny...makes you want to read the rest of the series...
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I absolutely loved this book! I am looking forward to the rest of the series, which I have recently purchased. The romance in the book is awesome and the book has an excellent plot line. Almost all of the characters, and all of the main characters, are three dimensional characters that you will learn to love or hate. There is history involved in the story, along with Gaelic songs and phrases (with translations). The romance Patrick had years ago is bittersweet and the romance between Jessica and Patrick is hot, sexy, and tender. I highly recommend this book and would give it 6 stars if I could.
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Funny, quick read.
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I really enjoyed this book. I really liked the characters and the storyline.
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What a fun and quick read. Great smut and the main character Jessica is written as if she were one of my friends. She is funny and sarcastic.
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Bardsley's writing is similar to Mary Janice Davidson. Very fun read and definitely laughed out loud. I think this is the best book of the series. I have to say I didn't quite get Jessica's logic of not wanting to bond with Patrick because of her kids. But regardless it was a quick, worthwhile read.
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Super cute take on vampire fiction! Love the romance and the action in this series.
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Vampire romance, what else can you ask for?! Steamy and with a pretty good plot. Can't wait to read the next!
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I was able to get a copy of this from my local library and after reading I have to say just sit back, kick up your feet, and prepare to be immersed in a completely entertaining read full of cheeky humor and enough sensual tension to set your eyebrows on fire. Who could want more!
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Good book cute story line with a few laughs and some steamy moments.
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Quirky heroine who awakes after taking out the garbage to find herself sucking on the thigh of superhot vamp Patrick O'Halloran. Now she's a single mom and a vamp. Funny take on an old plot...very enjoyable.
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This book is so funny! It puts a whole new spin on the whole vampire genre!
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Very clever take on vampirism from a mother's point of view. LOL
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This is a really good story! Loved it!
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GREAT book! Gotta read more this particular author! Must read if you're into paranormal books. ****
Does drinking blood make me a bad mother????

BROKEN HEART is the city with the highest rate of divorce and the highest percentage of single parents in Oklahoma. And I, Jessica Matthews, have been a member of that club ever since my husband dumped me for his twenty-something secretary and then had the gall to die in a car accident.

Now I'm not just a single mother trying to make ends meet in this crazy world...I'm also a vampire. One minute I was taking out the garbage, the next I awoke sucking on the thigh of superhot vampire Patrick O'Halloran.

But though my stretch marks have disappeared and my vision has improved, I can't rest until the thing that did this to me is caught. My kids' future is at stake...as is my sex life. Once a vampire does the dirty deed, it hitches her to the object of her affection for at least 100 years. I just don't know if I'm ready for that kind of commitment...
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I LOVED IT!!!!!!
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Really cute. Fast Paced, can't wait for the sequal.
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I accidentally got two books so here is this one. It was very funny.
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Really cute, sarcastic & witty. A little too many things happening with minimal resolutions. Overall though a cute read.
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Funny and cute, fun read
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This is a light-hearted look at life as a new Vamp. It falls into the otherworld romance but is still fun. Fans of Charlaine Harris and others will enjoy this.
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I love this book. I just finished reading all of the Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake series. I loved that this one is light and fun. I read the whole book in 1 day.
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I really liked this one: trying to make "normal" out of what is suddenly, unexpectedly para-normal. We're talking really small town, single parents turned vampires...and (for instance) getting the children used to switching daylight activities for night. As our heroine says, "It's hard enough getting your kids to listen to you when you're alive..." Great monsters - some very funny stuff - and hot sex with Patrick-the-vampire-chief.
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I love this book! The author reminds me of lynsay sands and mary janice davidson
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great book very funny!!!!
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This book was so funny!! The author reminds me of Mary Janice Davidson.It was great read!!!
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One minute a newly single mother, the next a new vampire and still mother. An interesting and fun read.
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A wonderful read. Absolutely hilarious in parts. July 2007 is too long to wait for the second!!!
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Started out strong but lost a little something for me about 1/3rd of the way through. Still, an enjoyable, easy read
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Quite silly but not too terrible. I have the sequel to read somewhere around here...
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this was funny-I can't wait to read her next one
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very funny!
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It was a very fun read.
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Cute, Fun read!
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What a fun book! I loved it and will be looking for more by Bardsley.
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Does drinking blood make me a bad mother? A very different vampire tale. About a single mother trying to raise her children in this crazy world... And I'm also a vampire.

It is a hot and sexy read.