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characters ↠ Once Bitten Twice Shy ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ I'm Jaz Parks My boss is Vayl born in Romania in 1744 Died there too at the hand of his vampire wife Liliana But that's ancient history For the moment Vayl works for the CIA doing what he does best assassination And I help You could say And I help You could say I'm an Assistant Assassin But then I'd have to kick your assOur current assignment seemed easy Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan a charmer with ties to terrorism that run d. I'm really starting to feel like there are no good first books in a UF series This one certainly doesn't buck that trend It seems like there were interesting ideas but everything felt so underdeveloped that I didn't careJaz's personality was extremely irritating in the first part of the book She seemed determined to out bitch the bitchiest heroines in UF that came before her I don't mind a tough personality and a little snark I actually enjoy those things But moderation is key If you run your mouth every two seconds you don't look cool you look foolish She came off as very confrontational and unpleasant I really didn't understand why anyone wanted to hang around her when she was like thatThen Jaz suffered a complete personality change Now I liked that I didn't want to kill her as much but I really don't understand the reason for it It all stemmed from something that Vayl had to do to her I get that but why did that change her It was very frustrating Luckily it seemed to baffle Vayl too so I didn't feel like the odd man outI didn't understand Jaz's attraction to Vayl He didn't seem like a bad guy but he didn't seem very interesting either I think the author shot herself in the foot by having Jaz and Vayl be partners for six months before we were even introduced to them It made Jaz's attraction already established and we never got to see it develop I don't see why she cares for him and I didn't feel any seething undercurrents to their attraction The author really failed at making me care This was never pronounced than when Jaz gave Vayl a speech about how honored she was about her new role with him I just didn't feel any connection so her feelings about it seemed really off and forcedVayl was pretty bland all around I think he has the potential to be interesting but he needs to loosen up He comes off as really stiff and he feels really old Obviously he's a vampire but the success of a relationship between an old vampire with a relatively younger human hinges on both of their maturity levels and the vampire's ability to mesh with the expectations of someone his age or the age his appearance suggests So Jaz needs to grow up and Vayl needs to become a little young at heartI was very confused by Vayl's insistence on her as a partner We later see the role he wants her to play but how did he know that before they were partners I found it frustrating that Jaz didn't uestion these things like I wanted her to How can I get answers if she doesn't care enough to inuireThere were too many players running around this book I kept confusing the players in the different groups and having to go back to figure out who they were talking about The bad guys also felt kind of over the top Jaz's revelations about her past were pretty interesting although all I have now are uestions I'm intrigued to see who this mysterious man is and what exactly she now is The out of body experiences were pretty interesting too I hope we get information on that in the next bookI plan to read the next book and hopeful my gripes about this book are smoothed out in the next one

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I'm Jaz Parks My boss is Vayl born in Romania in 1744 Died there too at the hand of his vampire wife Liliana But that's ancient history For the moment Vayl works for the CIA doing what he does best assassination. Once Bitten Twice Shy was a fun read I thought the storyline was interesting and I liked the characters Jaz is a tough heroine but she’s also got the gooey humane center that makes a heroine realistic and likable to me I am a sucker for a smart aleck wisecracking lead character and Jaz can definitely hold her own I identified with her in her complicated family dynamics I liked that family was important to her even though she was also in a very involving career She’s a good person and very strong to have made it through the trauma she suffered in her past I liked the dynamics of her relationship with Vayl a vampire who is hundreds of years old and who carries his own set of emotional scars They had very good chemistry even from the beginning The tension between them heightened my enjoyment of the book as it was clear that they both had feelings for each other but weren’t sure what they were going to do about them just yet Vayl is sexy and dangerous but uite sweet in his ancient aristocratic way I liked the allure of his power and how he uses it but his inherent sense of honor and right and wrong I could tell he cares very deeply for Jaz and would just about anything for her although she’d never ask him to do so I like the vampire elements—distinct enough to give this story its own feel but with all the elements that I like to see in a vampire story At times the writing seemed a little disorganized like Ms Rardin had a lot to accomplish but wasn’t uite sure how to get from point A to point Z I felt like I was only just getting the tip of the iceberg of this world but since this is only the first book I wasn’t too hung up on that Some scenes moved a little too fast and I felt like I was missing something from the narrative making me feel I had to reread some parts Also the villains weren’t highly developed just evil and obnoxious but lacking any depths that would make them intriguing The major plotline for this story was interesting but it could have used a little enhancement to give this story its maximum life However I really did enjoy this book The mix of humor with the angsty elements was well done and I liked Jaz and Vayl’s various sidekicks and assets they encountered as they accomplished their covert supernatural spy work The best part of this story was the chemistry and the symbiotic relationship between Jaz and Vayl and that’s what will have me coming back for in this series As I read I felt sad that Ms Rardin is no longer with us She clearly had talent and I am glad she was able to bring her vampire story to life before she passed from this world Although there were some technical issues with this book I found it enjoyable and deserving of the four star rating I gave it I’d recommend it to readers who enjoy a female lead urban fantasy with a nice mix of action angst romantic tension and supernatural elements I’ve already added the forthcoming books to my 'to be read’ list

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Once Bitten Twice ShyEeper than a buried body Find out what he's meeting with that can help him and his comrades bring America to her knees And then close his beady little eyes forever Why is it that nothing's ever as easy as it seem. In a genre that contains such heavy hitters as Kelley Armstrong and Kim Harrison Jennifer Rardin's debut novel is heralded as a fresh new take on the 'paranormal fantasy' or whatever tag it is going by these days spectrumIndeed the idea that the main character is a CIA operative is intriguing and the vampsupernatural elements of the story are dropped in without any painful info dumps or unnecessary explanationsIn fact the whole story invites you to cling onto a very bumpy ride and either hold on or slide off Unfortunately for Rardin I've decided to uit this ride on the first book and here are my reasonsThe pace is frenetic in fact too much so There is no breathing space no time to effectively build the characters no pause from the constant action to really get a feel for the world we're supposed to believe in hereSupernatural elements are thrown in without a full consideration of world building and characters suddenly develop new tricks without any true reasons being givenThe book tries far too hard to be funny and misses on most occasions Oh boy I'm in smart ass mode and Vayl wants to break his ex's neck If we don't play this right they'll be scraping parts of us off the bumpers of these cars for daysJaz is heralded as a sassy spunky CIA operative However she is also held up to be a delicate looking beautiful redhead who it seems would be incapable of extricating herself out of the many many dangerous situations her smart mouth seems determined to place her in She is a loose cannon and it becomes tiring to see that her only answer to everything is a wiseass comment and the threat of violence I was also disconcerted by the fact she kisses a person she has only just met there was no reason for this givenI struggled with the at times distinctly odd prose and similies For instance In the silence the banging of our bumper took centre stage like an American Idol loser this just makes very little sense Add to that Vayl made a sound in the back of his throat a primal distress signal the kind you might hear from elephants as they mourn over the bones of lost brothers This is a vampire we're talking about a sleek killing machine and the animal Rardin associates with him is an elephant And which elephants actually do mourn over the bones of lost brothers The writing stank to be perfectly honestAltogether a hugely disappointing read