Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Vampire and the M.D.
Author: J.P. Bowie
Series: The Vampire and… #3
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 212 Pages
Publisher: MLR Press
Release Date: April 20, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When Dr. Blake Farnon hits a shadowy figure with his car, he is astounded when the man almost instantaneously recovers from the accident. But Daniel Vale is no ordinary man, as Blake soon discovers. Daniel is Vampire, and not only that, works for the US government in a secret department of the FBI.
At first wary of the undeniably handsome vampire, Blake cannot resist Daniel’s allure for long. From the moment Daniel shows up at Blake’s apartment with a poisoned silver sword imbedded in his side, Blake is hurled into an adventure he never dreamed he would be a part of.
Demons, ancient gods and a vindictive goddess determined to tear apart the fragile fabric of world peace after the Middle East War, can only be stopped by other supernatural beings–vampires. And Blake finds himself caught up in the fight, whether he wants to be or not. Can his fledging relationship with Daniel possibly survive? He’d thought it crazy enough he’d fallen for a vampire, but the rest of it? What would his mother say?
Review: This is the third installment of this fun world, and while it can be read on its own, the other characters are introduced in the previous books and really set the stage in my opinion. The first two books were fabulous, so I definitely recommend giving them a try either way.
Daniel is the vampire in this scenario, who is extremely powerful and uses that power to help the FBI and other agencies on missions. While escaping from a botched kidnapping, he runs into Blake’s car. Blake helps take care of Daniel, and their relationship grows quickly from there. Much of this story is about Daniel’s mission and what that all turns into, which, in turn, puts Blake in danger. Daniel takes care of things, sometimes with the help of his other vampire friends whom we know from the previous books. New problems crop up, but the vamps overcome and the relationships all remain intact.
This story was interesting and full of action/adventure, but it didn’t hold quite the charm as the previous two. I’m not sure what was missing, but I didn’t feel the same connection between the main characters as I did previously. Daniel and Blake made a good couple, but they never really stood out. I did love seeing the other couples again and enjoyed Blake and Daniel together, but it just didn’t have quite the same emotional impact for me.
This series is a fun, more lighthearted take on the vampire theme with some unique aspects that I found refreshing. It is a fabulous story that doesn’t get too involved or heavy which is exactly what I need every once in a while. I am a huge fan of this series and author and will eagerly await the next book.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*