“Violet Lee was supposed to be meeting her friend at Trafalgar Square, instead she ended up witness to a massacre. She's discovered and kidnapped by the killers who just happen to be vampires -- and vampire royalty at that. Though she's a hostage, she's also under the protection of the royal family. Violet's father is a high ranking government official, one who's not a friend to the vampires, making Violet a pawn in a game of politics. As her time amongst them stretches on, she finds herself unable to resist an undeniable attraction to her captor, Prince Kaspar, though she'll fight it as long as she can.
It's admirable that not only has Gibbs (who's just begun university, if I read her bio correctly) has become so massively popular so quickly. She originally released Dinner With a Vampire on Wattpad and scored a six-figure publishing deal as a result. All while she's still a teen. That's huge! Unfortunately after the initial action of the beginning, the book started become overwhelmingly cheesy for my taste.
First, I had a hard time believing that Violet (or any girl who's supposed to be as stubborn as she appeared at first) would give in to Kaspar so easily. It would have been easier to believe her falling for Fabian but the love triangle then became a bit tedious considering.
I should point out, though, that the book is marketed as a romance and doesn't pretend to be otherwise. My own personal taste would lean to more of the prophecy and the dark heroine myth and less of the Kaspar/Violet/Fabian drama. It also became a bit hard not to draw Twilight comparison once the romance came into play.”