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Biting Love, Book 6Beauty is skin deep…but the beast goes all the way.When top Minneapolis ad man Ric Holiday is asked to design a campaign for a quaint little town, his first reaction is absolutely not. Meiers Corners is too near Chicago, home of the vampire who turned him as an orphaned boy. Then the city sends an angel-faced med student with a body made for sin to pleadBiting Love, Book 6Beauty is skin deep…but the beast goes all the way.When top Minneapolis ad man Ric Holiday is asked to design a campaign for a quaint little town, his first reaction is absolutely not. Meiers Corners is too near Chicago, home of the vampire who turned him as an orphaned boy. Then the city sends an angel-faced med student with a body made for sin to plead their case. Synnove Byornsson is the ray of sunshine Ric hasn’t felt since he was human.Armed with determination and a micro miniskirt, Synnove is prepared to crash Holiday’s penthouse cocktail party—and to dislike him on sight. But Mr. All-Style-No-Substance turns out to have a deadly smile, a barely restrained, feral strength, and piercing blue eyes that look at her—not at her cleavage.Unfortunately Synnove has competition in the form of a sly temptress with a counterproposal. For the first time in her life, Synnove must cash in her genetic lottery ticket and fire back with some sizzle of her own—or her beloved Meiers Corners could become the new Sin City. Product Warnings: Contains a doctor with a bod for sin, an ad exec with a chip on his shoulder, sarcasm, sex, and a cabin full of annoying friends. Secrets are revealed. One heart-stopping, horrific moment leads to the ultimate of happily-ever-afters....

Title : Beauty Bites
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ISBN : 9781619215818
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Number of Pages : 327 Pages
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Beauty Bites Reviews

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2019-05-18 17:55

    Got to 31% and I can't go on. I'm just not feeling this and it's taking forever for the story to go anywhere.

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-28 21:46

    My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: Byornsson is a woman on a mission. She’s a doctor who wants people to focus on her brain, not her looks, but she’s afraid she might have to use both in order to get Ric Holiday’s attention. Synnove’s cousin, Twyla, insists that Ric is the only ad man up for the job of saving their town of Meiers Corners. There’s just two problems: (1) Ric won’t help and (2) Synnove has some serious competition from a woman who wants to destroy everything Meiers Corners represents.Vampire Ric Holiday wants nothing to do with any town near Chicago, the home of the vampire who turned him as a child. But Synnove is a hard woman to turn down, particularly since she’s immune to his vampire capabilities. It’s not long before the brainy beauty has him tied up in knots. To be with Synnove, Ric will have to face his past, embrace the future, and join forces with Synnove to outwit a powerful vampire capable of destroying them both.Beauty Bites has both style and substance. Mary Hughes’s trademark zany humor combines wonderfully with a story about beauty that’s more than skin deep.Synnove is a drop-dead gorgeous doctor whose looks are the bane of her existence. People don’t take her seriously, even though she’s incredibly intelligent and has a deep desire to heal people. I liked watching Synnove come into her own over the course of the book. Ric, a vampire who deals in show and style, is one of the few people who sees the real Synnove. I really enjoyed peeling back Ric’s layers as we saw through flashbacks how he became the man he is today. He and Synnove make a good couple; their solid chemistry makes it easy to root for them to find happiness.Beauty Bites is the sixth book in the Biting Love series, but it can be read as a standalone. That being said, we do get to catch up with Bo and Elena (of Bite My Fire), which was a lot of fun. Synnove’s cousin Twyla and her vampire lover Nikos (of The Bite of Silence) are also strong supporting characters, and I loved that Ms. Hughes showed us the progression in their relationship. While familiar faces are sure to delight fans, new Biting Love character Aiden (Ric’s best friend) stole a lot of the scenes he was in and I can’t wait to read his story.What separates Beauty Bites from a lot of the other Biting Love books is that it takes place outside Meiers Corners. I admit, I missed the zany little town. The quirkiness of Beauty Bites didn’t fit quite as well in Minneapolis, perhaps this is because the slapstick humor came mostly from the main characters rather than their surrounding environment. Still, Beauty Bites is a solid installment to the Biting Love series and I finished it eager to read the next book, Downbeat.FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  • Gladys
    2019-05-01 16:49

    Beauty Bites (Biting Love Series) by Mary Hughes Is a very good read and an excellent addition to this series. This another book about Meiers Corners and it's human and vampire residents. This book tellsSynnove and Ric's story. The continuing battle over Meiers Corners brings the two together and an instant attraction turns into fated mates. Many favorite characters return as major players in this book. We see Bo, Elena, Twyla and Nikos. Book is full of drama, suspense, humor, uncovered secrets, danger and a truly shocking event. It also features steamy scenes, sexy vamps and strong women that love them. I highly recommend Mary Hughes' Beauty Bites and the whole Biting Love series.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-05-12 17:43

    Kitty‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsReview copy provided for an honest review5 STARSWelcome back to Meiers Corners, the vampires that call it home and the woman who love them, and the vampires that want to take it over. Nothing much has changed except that we are adding a few new players to the mix. And a baby, too.In an attempt to save Meiers Corners from the clutches of Nosferatu, Twyla sends her cousin Synnove to try to persuade Ric Holiday, Ad-Man extraordinaire, to take on putting Meier’s Corners on the map and to bring in the tourists they so desperately need. Oz, The Musical helped but they still needed to draw people to the town. What starts off as a comedy of errors, miscalculations and utter humiliation for Synnove, turns into a laugh-a-minute, oh-my-god is he hot, I gotta get into her pants, book.Ric Holiday is an Ad-man by day and a Vampire through and through. He has his own household and Aiden to protect his back. His one peeve is Nosferatu – his maker. Him and Aiden were the only ones to ever escape from him and they have the key to keep him away. Meier’s Corners is the last place Ric will go, it’s to close to his maker and he refuses to become part of the war between him and The Ancient One for power. But, in walks Synnove and his life is not going to be the same.Synnove is a shy, well-built, doctor. Well, not really. Since “The Incident”, she had to leave her residency. She’s tired of everyone just looking at her body and not seeing the smart woman within. She refuses to use her feminine wiles to achieve her goals. Common sense is the way for her to go and she is not going to back down. Well, that is until she has to go up against Camille and her feminine wiles. I guess she’s going to have to put the girls on display to get Ric Holiday to take her side. What she doesn’t know is that Ric sees the real person behind the body – yea, he’d love to get inside her and all, but knows there is more to her than that. She’s his “sunshine” and he’s her darkness.After Elena is attacked, all hell breaks loose. Nikos is gravely injured and Twyla is beside herself. Bo is determined to protect Elena and their unborn child. Synnove learns everything she never wanted to know about vampires. And a show-down between Synnove, Camille, Chicken-little, Ric, Aiden, and Nosferatu brings everything to a head. Ric finally agrees to take on the ad campaign to bring tourists to Meier’s Corners and Synnove goes back to her residency – thanks to the love of her life, Ric.So, what did I love most about “Beauty Bites”? Well, of course, there’s hot vampire sex but that’s not the only thing. I adored how the whole story was built around “Beauty and the Beast” and all the references to fairy tales. And, then there’s Synnove – she was a hysterical. Whenever she got nervous, she started sprouting “Grey’s Anatomy” lines. See, her mind was set on medical terms and she just couldn’t get them out of her head. Ric turned out to be one of the most loveable vampires ever. He never thought he would find someone like Synnove and wanted nothing more than to love, cherish and protect her in the end. So, Aiden, are you next? I hope so!I love the writing of Mary Hughes. I can always depend on her to lift my spirits, take away my worries and just make me laugh. She writes stories that will always put a silly grin on your face. They are funny, fast-paced, and so very easy to read. If you haven’t read the whole series, I strongly suggest that you do. The whole Biting Love crew is a blast!

  • A.K. Lindsay
    2019-05-10 17:52

    There are things I loved about this book and things I'd hated. The writing is clean and succinct and well edited. It reads smoothly, in fact is very fun at times. I had an huge problem with the way point of view was handled. We are introduced to the main character in first person. This, usually, means that we are getting the story from her mind exclusively, or in some cases from alternating 1st person perspectives. Not so here. The author adds in 3rd person scenes from the point of view of the hero. This, in my opinion, is just lazy writing. If she wanted dual point of view narratives, she should have written in 3rd person. More evidence of lazy writing continues as the story progresses. The hero and heroine's first date, which is a prime time to get to know one or both, was glossed over and given as a summary. There is a sex dream sequence added in for titillation only, with no impact at all on plot. Once again this month, I found myself accidentally picking up a book in the middle of a series (I prefer to work in order). However, the back story is handled so exquisitely well, without me feeling as though I've missed something, that I would pick up the previous and subsequent books in the series...if not for the lazy writing mentioned above. I also had a problem with all the beauty shown in the book. Everyone is beautiful. But the descriptions, especially of the guys, I didn't find to be very appealing at all. I'm not all that interested with a guy "with shoulders as wide as a 4-lane highway". And the size of their packages...not only a little nerve-wracking but also alarming as apparently these packages continue to get bigger the longer a vampire lives. The heroine is so hung up on her looks, on how she doesn't feel as beautiful as she is and how her beauty is a curse...ever heard of a breast reduction? Sounds like it would solve all your issues, sister. And all the medical information about arousal in the heat of the moment...yuck. Complete turn off.The plot was decent, though I found in a couple places the author returned to subplots that didn't need to be tied up due to the new tangent the book was taking. One thing I loved about this book was that it wasn't whitewashed. Other books have clearly featured heroines of colour, and I liked their portrayal here. Another thing that sets this book aside in a good way is the consent. Asking for consent? Super hot. Way to go on that one. In the end, although the prose of this book was well-written, it wasn't for me. If the above flaws I mentioned don't bug you as much as they do me, then you'll probably enjoy this book immensely.

  • Cassandra
    2019-05-14 23:00

    Ok-what do I love more in a story than a hot love scene? Quirky, intelligent characters who (despite their outward perfection) have it in them to be humble. Characters (human or vampires, demons, weres, shifters, etc.) who make it his/her business to help others--whether by trade or on personal time--are ones I can personally identify with. This is why I love Hughes' (or is it Hughes's?) stories so damn much. Her characters have a sense of humor about themselves and are always stronger than they think. It's gratifying to read about how the couples in Hughes' stories help one another realize each other's potential by discovering themselves in the eyes of someone he/she cares for. This is a recurring theme in the author's stories, and this, along with the promotion of unconditional, monogamous love between two people is what keeps me buying each and every book released in the Biting Love series. Oh, yeah, and the plots are good too. That's the thing. I could be wrong but to me a story with a good plot is one a reader does not actively analyze until the ride is over. The author pulls the reader along at such a pace that the reader has no choice but to hold on and watch--lest they miss something. Then the story ends and the reader is like "Whew! That was good!"Needless to add, but I will anyway, go out and get this book! Haven't read the others? No problem-each can stand alone; however you'll be missing out on a peppering of private jokes/jabs/references which I promise are more gratifying if you are 'in the know'. So, once again pointing out the obvious--get all the books in the series!

  • Emily
    2019-05-09 21:48

    Synnove is on a mission, to get hot ad man Ric Holiday to create an ad campaign for her town. Synnove doesn't really have experience in pitching an idea, after all she is a doctor on a self appointed sabbatical. but that doesn't stop her on her quest.Ric is intrigued by Synnove, she blurts out random facts , is sex on a stick, and has a way of twisting her words so that she never tells a lie. As a vampire, he should be able to manipulate her mind, but Ric finds there is something incredibly special about Synnove and despite her best pitch, he doesn't want anywhere near her town. Of course when one of his worst enemies puts Synnove in jeopardy, Ric will stop at nothing to protect her. This was pure fun and sass. Loved that Synnove was uber intelligent and spouts off the most random medical facts. Ric is a sensual character, he is magnetic and reluctant to get involved with Synnove even though she is too tempting to resist. Excellent read.

  • Michelle Bowman/ We Love Kink .com
    2019-04-19 23:57

    This was my first book to read by Mary Hughes and I loved it. It engaged me from the first paragraph and kept me until the last. Synnove tells this story in first person so the reader really gets a sense of her quirky yet honest character. Her journey from disillusioned doctor to actualized mate to a vampire is full of twists and adventures. Her reluctant v-man mate, Ric, shows depth in his vision of who Synnove is on the inside and honor as he fights to protect her and his human family. This book was a wild, fast ride I'm glad I didn't miss. And while this was a free read for me, I will be purchasing the rest of this series to continue this joy ride. Very fun read!Review by Kellee**free copy provided for honest review**For more reviews visit welovekink (dot)com

  • Helen
    2019-04-29 22:54

    Another fun, hot, sexy entry in the Meiers Corners vampire series. Although this one doesn't actually take place in the quaint little town, the conflict is all about protecting Meiers Corners from those who want to change its image and make it the Midwest's Sin City. Image is everything to both main characters since Ric is an advertising man and Synnove is still trapped in her childhood image of herself. They're both characters you want to root for, but Aiden, Ric's dark and dangerous right-hand man, steals the book for me. Overall, lots of plot twists, action, humor, and sexy scenes on the plus side, but the 1st person/3rd person point of view switches between the hero and heroine jarred.

  • Natascha
    2019-05-03 18:58

    Although I really like the series, this was my least favourite book so far. I am writing this review a week after having read the book, and I don't even remember what exactly happened. So, the meaning would be, that the story really didn't impress me at all. But, there was at least a new interesting character ... Aidan ... I guess he will be for a future book of the series.

  • Keri
    2019-05-07 23:10

    Not as slapstick funny but still good. 6th in the series and definitely not my favorite but pretty good! I liked it we knew a brief mention of Sinnove from a different book. I liked we still got glimpses from Rics POV too!

  • Barbara
    2019-05-05 17:48

    This is my ZON Review....:-)Man 're these Men Hunks of Hot-Ness ... This series is one of my Favourite's LOV LOV LOV it!!! Get One Clicking People for Some funny, HOT Alpha man Hunks with the sassy leading Lady with a continuing fantastic story... :-)

  • Victoria
    2019-05-06 17:45

    Not as fun or as funny as the previous books, but still ok.