Recently, I went through a romance/erotica mood and went digging through Ellora’s Cave for some reading material. One of the books I found was Brigit Zahara’s Bar None.
After a very upsetting day, Sera heads to Bar None and the solace of the joint’s owners, Nate and Fab, her two best friends who, oh yeah, just happen to be vampires.
Beautiful, well built and in possession of breathtaking animal magnetism, both Nate and Fab can have any woman they want. But Nate told Sera that sex with a human fires a vampire’s bloodlust to the point of frenzy, making it clear that a romantic rendezvous with him or the unusually self-controlled Fab is out of the question. Not that Sera, or any other hot-blooded woman, for that matter, wouldn’t be game to take the risk.
What do you do when you’re in love with two men, but one of them won’t touch you because he’s afraid he might “love” you to death? When Sera realizes both guys want her as much as she wants them, she teams up with willpower-wizard Fab to convince Nate that a hot, sexy threesome is well worth the danger.
I have to say, I was expecting a little more erotica considering the cover, but there was a nice blend of plot and sex in Bar None. I liked the idea that Nate’s lack of control over his bloodlust was what was preventing his relationship with Sera. I also liked the fact that Sera was willing to attempt it and agreed to have Fab’s help. One thing I’m not crazy about is Fab’s name (seriously?), but that’s mainly because I don’t get it as a name. One of the nice things about Bar None was the fact that the relationship wasn’t a slam dunk and that there was some trouble to be resolved.
There was one part that came up unexpectedly, but I get why it was there. The sudden appearance of Lance, the reason Sera is driven to Bar None at the beginning, shows up to cause trouble, and quite honestly, his presence kind of worked with the story. It actually would have been good if that conflict had shown up sooner, but with Bar None being a novella, I can see why it didn’t.
Overall, I really liked Bar None and will probably have to find something else from Brigit Zahara in the future.
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Thanks so much for the great review! I’m so glad you enjoyed it :)
P.S. BTW – Fab is short for Fabrizzio…a fairly rare Italian name but a legit one nevertheless!