It’s one thing to find out you’re a vampire princess. Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard enough time feeling regal with her husband, Lucius, at her side.But when evidence in the murder of a powerful elder points to Lucius, sending him into solitary confinement, Jessica is suddenly on her own.I originally read this book back in 2009 when it first came out and LOVED it.I was using some Christmas gift cards to fill up my e-readers yesterday when I noticed that this one was FREE!But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.I got an ecopy of this awhile back because even though I don't own an ereader, it was FREE on Nook and Kindle! I can read it on my computer or phone, if I need to, but on top of that, I do intend to own an ereader (as soon as I can make up my mind to which one), so by the time I do, I'll have a nice little stockpile of books to go on it.While Lucius is being detained, she finds herself in charge and it's up to her to clear his name; otherwise, she will lose everything.One of the things that I loved most about Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side was Lucius' comments and observations about American life.
Jessica knows that with no blood to drink, Lucius’s time is running out.TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.[If you're more a book borrower than a book buyer, you're still welcome to participate with the books that you've been meaning to read and haven't!don’t necessarily bring anything new or innovative to the world of vampires, but they do give us characters who are vibrant and funny and who easily draw us into their world even if it is one we’ve experienced before.The first installment starts out a bit lighter in tone, Jessica vehemently rejecting Lucius’s presence in her home and his claims to her as his future bride, but as things progress the lighter humor gives way to more serious emotion, and we suddenly find our hearts in a vampiric vise-like grip we didn’t entirely see coming.I was so excited that I had to snag it since originally I had borrowed the book from the library.Finally owning this book, stirred up all the memories of how much I loved the story and Beth Fantaskey's writing. Jessica Packwood is attempting to navigate her senior year of high school when a mysterious stranger, Lucius, shows up on her doorstep.Once again, Fantaskey has written a charming, witty and delightful story with the characters I first fell in love with in straddles the line between young adult and adult fiction.The content is perfectly safe for younger teen readers, but her characters have matured and so the situations they face are more mature as well.The beginning pages paint a rather familiar picture for us, a young woman suddenly becoming the object of complete and utter focus by the hot new student at school, but once Lucius moves into the apartment above her parent’s garage and more fully immerses himself in her life, the familiarity begins to wear off, replaced by genuine interest and increased emotional attachment.We watch with hearts a bit in our throats as Jess learns what it’s like to desperately want something she can’t have, feeling for her as she realizes she had the opportunity to reach out and grab him but she didn’t move quite fast enough and now he's danced seemingly out of her reach.