Sunshine is Overrated (The Vamp for Me #3) by Bailey Bradford


Sunshine is Overrated Disclaimer MaleTAGLife with vamps is never easy.

Abernathy Meyers is already mated to a vamp, Zebulon. It’s just too bad that Zebulon doesn’t give a darn about him. Abbie’s stuck with the man for eternity—or until they die. Some days, Abbie thinks that can’t happen soon enough. He’s tired of being treated badly, yet he doesn’t really want to make his earthly exit yet.

Because he’s longed for another man—another vampire—for years. Forbidden love—is anything more compelling, or more heart-breaking?

There’s a twisted past, a hidden story linking Abbie, Zebulon and the coven leader, Claude.

Claude lives with a fear of turning to dust at any moment. It isn’t reasonable, but he can’t shake it. He’s let his own fears impede his potential happiness, and instead he puts the needs of his coven first, ignoring his own. But if he’s deliberately blind to one particular human’s needs because that human is a mate to another vampire, then is Claude truly leading to the best of his ability?

It’s a tough question for him to answer and soon, he’ll have to make a choice that will affect him and Abbie, forever.

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Not sure why, but I felt like this was rushed to write. I enjoyed the first two books, and honestly over all enjoy this authors work. But this one felt thrown together almost.

I liked that Claude finally got his mate and HEA, and having never really liked Zeb glad he got he’s. Enjoyed the back story on how Zeb/Abbie and Claude happened. But a little better time line would have helped. Although certain references helped.  But too many, huh, how did we get here moments. Like the zombies, out of left field. Did we have them before? I can’t remember, honestly, and they just kind of popped up and disappeared. Although I guess they had a purpose of showing a connection between A and C and the fact that Z wasn’t helping to fight them. And the breaking to the mating bond, that was huge, but I felt glossed over. What a couple whacks against the cave wall and the bond is broken.

The fight to the death scenes we good and of course I enjoyed the secondary cast but weren’t some missing?

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I read the first two books and had high hopes for book three. Unfortunately it failed to meet them. First off, it was completely missing my favorite vamp – Radney. He’s a part of Claude’s coven, the coven members were mentioned and yet there was no mention of him and his mate Andrew, not to mention Andrew’s brother Erin. Oh wait –there was one small mention of him as having been difficult at one point, but no reason as to why he wasn’t in the coven anymore.

 

The zombie thing was cool but it seemed like it was there for no reason other than the fact it was cool. I was sure it would tie in with everything else going on, but that didn’t happen.

 

Except for the pain Abernathy felt, there wasn’t a lot of discussion as to how the unmating happened – and that seems rather crucial to the plot. Plus, why did the one guy fake his own death? So many questions came up that were just not answered. Frustrating.

 

Plus, it seemed more like a book of boring, elongated sex scenes connected together with a weak storyline. Which saddens me because it didn’t need to be. Radney’s story was hilarious and cute at the same time. This story seemed… flat.

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