Damned if I Don't
I may be a vampire hunter.But I’ve single-handedly screwed up big time.After botching our chance to cure vampirism and the infection that’s killing me, I’m at a loss. My cousin Carl won’t speak to me. The bastard who killed my sister is still alive. And Jude, the amnesiac vampire, says he’s in love with me.What’s even more shocking is that I love him back. But the more Jude learns about his past, the more it will tear our relationship and our lives apart. I’m running out of time to find a new successor to become the new Progenitor. Because when I die, it’s game over for all of us.

Damned if I Don't Details

TitleDamned if I Don't
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy

Damned if I Don't Review

  • Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
    January 1, 1970
    **** 4 Cranky Stars ****Mayhem! Anarchy! Death! This is what will happen if Anthony (our Lord Voldemort vampire) takes the Progenitor position.Edie and Jude race against time and the infection spreading through her veins to put a stop to Anthonys reign of terror on her and her family. Being the Harker has its advantages sadly they are working against her in this second book. With her family by her side and some new hunters and vampires along for the ride they set out to piece together how to sto **** 4 Cranky Stars ****Mayhem! Anarchy! Death! This is what will happen if Anthony (our Lord Voldemort vampire) takes the Progenitor position.Edie and Jude race against time and the infection spreading through her veins to put a stop to Anthonys reign of terror on her and her family. Being the Harker has its advantages sadly they are working against her in this second book. With her family by her side and some new hunters and vampires along for the ride they set out to piece together how to stop him and find the mole in their midst.This book was full of destruction and death. I felt bad for Edie. Being thrust into this position of power when it was never supposed to be her. She's falling in love and trying to save her family while dealing with a disability. It did kind of drag at times and lost my attention but it was still good. I can't wait for the conclusion in this series to see how everyone's life plays out. Fingers crossed I hope for the best!!
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  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis is one of those books that I would easily give a 4 star if I should have read it in a different mood. Because of my mood I wasn't fully feeling it, it just barely hit that 4 star mark. But overall I did think it was a great read and I did enjoy it, the dark feel just didn't work too well in my current mood. I had a busy week and didn't get a lot of reading done, so it felt as if the plot was moving quite slowly at first. I felt like the star I received a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis is one of those books that I would easily give a 4 star if I should have read it in a different mood. Because of my mood I wasn't fully feeling it, it just barely hit that 4 star mark. But overall I did think it was a great read and I did enjoy it, the dark feel just didn't work too well in my current mood. I had a busy week and didn't get a lot of reading done, so it felt as if the plot was moving quite slowly at first. I felt like the start was a bit slow, until they got past a certain point and things seemed to speed up a lot after that. I had read the first book a while ago and it took me a bit of time to get back into this world, but there is enough recap to bring the reader up to speed again.This series is quite dark, it's sad and it feels a bit depressing and hopeless at times and everything that can go wrong will go wrong. The author pulls these characters through the worst the world has to offer. There is even a bit of a gruesome scene or two. I just couldn't help but feel for these characters. It was difficult to read at times because of all the bad and sad things that happen. It's a bit of a forbidden romance with her being a vampire hunter and him being a vampire and they didn't have a lot of time together before and they don't have time now. I do like them together and keep hoping they will get through this and get their happy ending. I like how Edie doesn't care who Jude was before and she knows he is a good person now. She believes in the best of him and I liked that. Jude is very caring about Eddie and I like how he is always at her side to help her. There's this vampire with a plan they want to stop at all costs as it will mean bad things for the world, but it seems he's always one step before them. This books has twists, lots of bad stuff happening to the characters and those they care about, struggles and then a cliffhanger ending. I am not even sure how the characters will get through this one.I did enjoy the book for the most part, but it's also one of those books you will most enjoy in the right mindset. It's a pretty dark read, the characters are a in a bad spot and even more bad things happen. The tone of the book feels a bit sad, depressed and hopeless at times. It made me wish for a bit of hope, a spot of good, anything to get these characters through it. And there is very little of that. And at times I really wonder if this series will have a happy ending. And after that cliffhanger I can't even begin to imagine what will happen int he next book. What I do know is that the author sure surprised me with the twists and the direction the story took. And I am very curious about the next book.This book is written from both Edie and Jude their point of view. We see how they both deal with things and I felt like this approach really worked for the story. Edie is in a bad spot after what happened at the book of book 1, I'll do my best not to spoil anything for book 1 as it's quite the twist. I thought the author handled what happened with Edie very realistically, at least it felt realistically and she doesn't just adapt easily but keeps struggling with it. Tiny scenes or hints at times and some scenes that focus more on it. But appreciated how real it was, even though I did feel so bad for her. We find out who or what Jude was before he lost his memories. And I liked how we get to see both how Jude and Eddie react to that and how different and similar their thoughts are on some points. And what happens with Jude at the end had me feel so bad for him and them and I want to know what will happen next and if they will get through this.To summarize: even though I wasn't fully in the right mood for this book I did enjoy it. The tone of the book is quite dark and there is a lot of hardship and difficult things the characters have to got through. There's a lot of bad things happening, sadness and even a bit of a hopeless feel at times. There are some interesting twists and developments in this book and the books ends on a pretty bad cliffhanger. I was surprised at the direction the story took and I wonder how the characters will get through this. I liked how the dual point of view gave us a good feel for both characters and their personalities and thoughts about what happened. I also like these two together and their romance. There is something that happened to Edie at the end of the previous book and I felt the author write it believable and realistic in this book with how she struggled with it. All in all this was a great read and after that cliffhanger ending I am anxious to know what will happen next.
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  • Meghan Lloyd
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I am literally full of energy after reading this book. It's so suspenseful and addicting! I need the next book NOW, but alas, I haven't seen an announcement of when it will be published. Erin Hayes, write faster! I need my Jude and Edie fix.The trilogy continues with Edie Harker and Jude. The head of the vampires, the Progenitor, is in hiding, and Edie is in search of Anthony once again. However, without her left arm and the scar spreading ever further on her body, Edie is beginning to lose Wow! I am literally full of energy after reading this book. It's so suspenseful and addicting! I need the next book NOW, but alas, I haven't seen an announcement of when it will be published. Erin Hayes, write faster! I need my Jude and Edie fix.The trilogy continues with Edie Harker and Jude. The head of the vampires, the Progenitor, is in hiding, and Edie is in search of Anthony once again. However, without her left arm and the scar spreading ever further on her body, Edie is beginning to lose hope. When her brother-in-law and niece are taken, it's up to Edie and Jude to save them before the Progenitor's progeny, Anthony, can take over the world.I loved the developing relationship between Edie and Jude in this book! They grow even closer, but it still stays clean, much to my dismay. No hanky panky takes place, as much as I was rooting otherwise. Jude is a sweetheart, and I love that Edie realizes this. She doesn't take him for granted, and she accepts him even after they find out who he was before he was Jude. It's heartbreaking at the end of the book, and it leaves you starving for more!I can't wait for the next book! I need it badly. This book ends on a cliffhanger again, and I hate waiting. Must know what happens! Hopefully the wait will not be long.**I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.**
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  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    Great book! I like Edie and Jude and everything they go thru together. I am worried about the new Progenitor now. I will have to read the next book it find out what happens next. Ending was a little sad for me but hopefully the series will end better. I guess I will find out soon.
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  • Elizabeth Mathis
    January 1, 1970
    I may be a vampire hunter.But I’ve single-handedly screwed up big time.After botching our chance to cure vampirism and the infection that’s killing me, I’m at a loss. My cousin Carl won’t speak to me. The bastard who killed my sister is still alive. And Jude, the amnesiac vampire, says he’s in love with me.What’s even more shocking is that I love him back. But the more Jude learns about his past, the more it will tear our relationship and our lives apart. I’m running out of time to find a new su I may be a vampire hunter.But I’ve single-handedly screwed up big time.After botching our chance to cure vampirism and the infection that’s killing me, I’m at a loss. My cousin Carl won’t speak to me. The bastard who killed my sister is still alive. And Jude, the amnesiac vampire, says he’s in love with me.What’s even more shocking is that I love him back. But the more Jude learns about his past, the more it will tear our relationship and our lives apart. I’m running out of time to find a new successor to become the new Progenitor. Because when I die, it’s game over for all of us.Rating: 4.5/5 PenguinsQuick Reasons: well, THAT was not the ending I expected; I need book three, someone GET ME BOOK THREE!; I cannot even explain; character love, plot adoration, I am hooked; these vampires aren't shy about biting; watch out for gore; this book hurt my heart so hardHuge thanks to Erin Hayes and Xpresso Book Tours for sending me a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.Dean rubs his hands together. "I always thought I'd meet the Harker when she was trying to kill me.""And I always thought the Harker would be my sister," Edie answers sarcastically. "But life's been funny lately." Oh, my. OHHHH, my penguins--this book! This book knocked me backwards, guys; I'm not sure I'm strong enough to pull myself back up. This book just... Gah. I am so, so sorry I didn't read this sooner...and yet not, because I need book three, and book three isn't even a THING yet. Someone, please, get me book three? You'll be my hero for the rest of forever. Also, someone PLEASE tell me the romance between Edie and Jude finally eventually at some point becomes a REAL THING and not just a danced-around concept, because I mean... THESE TWO! These two characters are just...they're total romance #goals for me right now, okay? And they need a happy ending. They need...they NEED TO BE. #sobsforeverLet's start with first things first: these vampires? Are not shy at all about biting. About killing. About being VAMPIRES, because who ever heard of a vegan vampire anyway? (Please don't answer this, it's a rhetorical question) The only one who's partially shy about being who they are, is Jude...and he gets a pass in my mind because amnesia. This plot is FULL of action, battles to the death, and gore. If you've got a weak stomach or are easily disconcerted by blood and violence...don't--I repeat DO NOT--pick up this book, because there's a LOT of blood and ick and grossness, especially near the ending. (Though I mean, really, if you're disgusted by gore....why?!?!?! are you reading a vampire book to begin with? They're not all fluffy ponies, you know!) "You may be a vampire, Jude. But you also have a human heart, one that needs to love." These characters continue to thrive and surprise me--not necessarily because what they DO is surprising, I guess, but because they continue to push forward and retain their...er...optimism? Despite the many trials and tribulations they face? Despite the consistent amount of times they get knocked down? Seriously, someone needs to bottle the optimism some of these characters hold, so I may drink it and be inspired in my own life. MAKE THIS A TEA, penguins! Optimitea, for the win!?!?!I just... This book. This series. The characters are snarky and snippity and perfect; the plot is fast-paced and action-packed; and danger lurks around every corner. Literally. If you LOVE vampires (and who doesn't?!), a graphic amount of gore (yas, BLEEEEED!) and a burgeoning romance that has no room to spread wings because END OF THE WORLD HELLO!?...I'm willing to bet you'll love this series. SO GO PICK IT UP!
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  • Nisareen
    January 1, 1970
    In the last installment, Damned if I Do, Anthony outsmarted everyone. Now, reeling from the their epic failure to cure vampirism and replace The Progenitor with Esther, Edie, Jude, Carl, Zhi and Maria withdraw to lick their wounds. While Zhi and Maria take The Progenitor to a safe place, Jude tries to help a wounded Edie who has lost her arm and is weakened from blood loss as well as the virus that’s intent on killing her. Carl, grieving from his mother’s death refuses to speak to Edie. When she In the last installment, Damned if I Do, Anthony outsmarted everyone. Now, reeling from the their epic failure to cure vampirism and replace The Progenitor with Esther, Edie, Jude, Carl, Zhi and Maria withdraw to lick their wounds. While Zhi and Maria take The Progenitor to a safe place, Jude tries to help a wounded Edie who has lost her arm and is weakened from blood loss as well as the virus that’s intent on killing her. Carl, grieving from his mother’s death refuses to speak to Edie. When she is strong enough, Edie, Jude and Carl travel to Houston to rendezvous with the vampire Dean, who gave Jude the original information on The Progenitor. Through Dean, they meet members of The Marrow and their leader Hannah, who turns out to be Esther’s sister. Hannah is shocked to see Jude, who turns out to be an old flame who she believed was dead. The mystery of Jude’s past is solved. He is Anthony’s brother Alejandro, who was turned during the Spanish Inquisition. Infamous for his brutality, Alejandro turned over a new leaf after a meeting with The Progenitor. He had been working with Hannah to bring Anthony down prior to his disappearance. A somber Hannah tells the trio that only Anthony remains of The Progenitor’s original progeny. Anthony has killed all the others. Esther had been obliged to step up and take on the mantle of The Progenitor herself because of Anthony’s destructive nature. Their only option now is to kill Anthony before he discovers the whereabouts of The Progenitor. Events take an alarming turn when Anthony kidnaps Graeme and Amelie. As Edie, Jude and Carl race against time to rescue them, Jude comes to a devastating realisation that someone from The Marrow has betrayed them by bugging Jude’s phone and now Anthony knows the whereabouts of The Progenitor. Will Edie and her friends rescue Graeme and Amelia in time and prevent Anthony from becoming the new Progenitor? The second installment was darker and grittier than the last book and every bit as engaging. Everything that could go wrong really does in this book and I couldn’t help wishing that Edie would catch a break at some point. The book was written from the perspective of the two protagonists which is always a plus for me as it gives deeper insight into their thoughts and feelings. I was dismayed by Jude’s connection to Anthony and I worried that his relationship with Edie would suffer as a result. I’m glad she realised that he was no longer that person. The author has yet to clarify how Jude came to suffer from amnesia or the reason behind Anthony’s melted face. I’m hoping this will be rectified in the next book. The deaths of a number of characters were a huge shock and one in particular was heartbreaking. In fact the conclusion in general was utterly devastating and I can’t see how the author could possibly salvage from everything that’s happened. I’m relieved that I don’t have to wait for the next installment as it’s a huge cliffhanger. Fans of urban fantasy and vampire/slayer romance will lap this up. *Disclaimer: The author gifted me an arc in return for an honest review.
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  • Beverly Laude
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes, the second book in a series will be a letdown and you wonder if you should continue reading. However, in this case, the second book is better than the first (which is saying a lot!)Edie Harker continues to try to save the world from the evil vampire, Anthony, but things just keep getting worse. Now, not only is the virus he infected her with spreading faster than ever, she has botched up a chance to cure herself and rid the world of the vampire curse. Will she be able to fulfill her d Sometimes, the second book in a series will be a letdown and you wonder if you should continue reading. However, in this case, the second book is better than the first (which is saying a lot!)Edie Harker continues to try to save the world from the evil vampire, Anthony, but things just keep getting worse. Now, not only is the virus he infected her with spreading faster than ever, she has botched up a chance to cure herself and rid the world of the vampire curse. Will she be able to fulfill her destiny before the virus kills her? And, will she finally get the love she deserves?This book is full of action, twists, plenty of angst and just the right touch of romance. I especially liked the development of Jude's character. The revelation of his past was definitely unexpected, but made me love him more. And, remember, "It's OK for a vampire to love a human."The characters are wonderful, the story is great and I can't wait to see what happens next in the series. Ms. Hayes is a wonderful writer and I will definitely be reading more of her books!One of my favorite quotes in this book: "Oh, Harker, you should know better than any of us that death is only the beginning."
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  • Mandy Parmenter
    January 1, 1970
    Evie seems to have messed up the chance to not only cure vampirism but also herself. Add to that her cousin Carl is no longer talking to her, her sister's killer Anthony is still at large and Jude has confessed that he loves her. Scarily he might be a vampire but Evie is in love with him too - problem is as Jude rediscovers his past there is a risk that both Evie and Jude will be torn apart. Add to that the little problem of having to find a new Progenitor while the old one is in hiding and life Evie seems to have messed up the chance to not only cure vampirism but also herself. Add to that her cousin Carl is no longer talking to her, her sister's killer Anthony is still at large and Jude has confessed that he loves her. Scarily he might be a vampire but Evie is in love with him too - problem is as Jude rediscovers his past there is a risk that both Evie and Jude will be torn apart. Add to that the little problem of having to find a new Progenitor while the old one is in hiding and life is just peachy.Wow - so much drama and excitement even if it is tinged with a large dose of sadness. There was so much happening here and the story was developing at a fast pace - I found myself reading it faster and faster as I was caught up with the story. OMG - I have to wait for the next book to be written now.
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  • Amiana
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot get enough of this series. Erin Hayes has written an amazing series and one that will be added to my favorites list. I encourage anyone who enjoys vampire/vampire hunter books with an amazing back story, likable and relatable characters and a heartbreaking storyline to purchase this series asap! I honestly cannot say just one thing I enjoy about this book. It hits you right in the feels though, Erin Hayes is able to crawl into my head and heart and make me feel the heart wrenching fear, I cannot get enough of this series. Erin Hayes has written an amazing series and one that will be added to my favorites list. I encourage anyone who enjoys vampire/vampire hunter books with an amazing back story, likable and relatable characters and a heartbreaking storyline to purchase this series asap! I honestly cannot say just one thing I enjoy about this book. It hits you right in the feels though, Erin Hayes is able to crawl into my head and heart and make me feel the heart wrenching fear, loss and desperation of the main characters in this series. Such an amazing book and I have already started book three. I cannot read this series fast enough!
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  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    These books...are brutal on the shock system, the emotional system and the whole "gasp" factor.This one being the middle of the trilogy holds the centre of the story.....its got pretty much everything you can even think of chucked in there. Good guys, bad guys, questions, some answers- that only lead to more questions with dead ends....Romance, blood, death, fear, hope, loss, new friends, new bonds, new abilities....This has to be the first book in a long time....if not ever...that I've genuinel These books...are brutal on the shock system, the emotional system and the whole "gasp" factor.This one being the middle of the trilogy holds the centre of the story.....its got pretty much everything you can even think of chucked in there. Good guys, bad guys, questions, some answers- that only lead to more questions with dead ends....Romance, blood, death, fear, hope, loss, new friends, new bonds, new abilities....This has to be the first book in a long time....if not ever...that I've genuinely thought "how the hell can this get better? how can it be fixed?"It's hard to describe but the trilogy was a great surprise read and very glad I found it!!!
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  • Sophie Koufes
    January 1, 1970
    This is Book Two in The Harker Trilogy & begin's right where book one left off. A dark paranormal romance that is destructive & full of death. With a suspenseful plot with plenty of twists to keep you on your toes. And characters that are compelling & engaging. I like how it's told in dual point of view as it gave us a good feel for both characters personality & thoughts. As it ends with a cliffhanger I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this paranormal romance series This is Book Two in The Harker Trilogy & begin's right where book one left off. A dark paranormal romance that is destructive & full of death. With a suspenseful plot with plenty of twists to keep you on your toes. And characters that are compelling & engaging. I like how it's told in dual point of view as it gave us a good feel for both characters personality & thoughts. As it ends with a cliffhanger I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this paranormal romance series. I volunteerly reviewed an advanced reading copy of this book.
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  • Safety Lady
    January 1, 1970
    Damn depressingWell I guess it is good for a second in the series but wow is it depressing when everything seems to go to hell in a hand basket. Good writing and a good story line make reading this book easy but wow will the Harker and Jude ever get a break? Loss of an arm, lack of sleep, Jude and his revelation of the missing years I would have checked into a mental ward but Harker just keeps on trucking. It will be interesting to see what book three brings. Happy reading .
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  • Lucinda
    January 1, 1970
    I've really liked these books so far.They're a lot darker than some of the vampire stories I've read recently so if you don't like too gruesome things I wouldn't read it.There's more betrayals and Jude finally finds out who he really is. It's a non-stop action fest with some adults scenes and gruesome fights.We get some more ghostly interactions and by the end of the book I was on tenterhooks and now have to wait for the last one to see if the disaster can resolve itself!
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  • Miranda
    January 1, 1970
    Holy smokes! Poor Edie, poor Jude, poor Carl! Seems like everything they try to do whether good or bad blows up in their faces! This is another book packed with drama, action, and tons of suspense while Edie, Jude, and Carl try to save the world from a deranged, crazy, just plain mean vampire! I'm anxious to see what happens next. I THINK I have an idea of what's going go happen. Let's see if I'm right!!...
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  • Michele Evans
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!!! This book series is awesome!Poor Edie and Jude just can’t catch a break. His evil brother is on a quest to unleash evil on earth the likes which humans may never recover from. Edie is trying everything she can to stay one step ahead of Anthony but all her progress is for nothing when he keeps destroying all her plans and allies.
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  • Jana Gundy
    January 1, 1970
    This book is all kinds of goodWell anything that could go wrong, actually did in this book! Not sure how much more this group can take but I'm ready for the final book to see how it all ends. The chemistry between Edie and Jude is really good and the action wil keep you reading.
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  • Skye Hegyes
    January 1, 1970
    Building more on the world and the characters developed in the first book, it's interesting to see this turning into an all-out war/apocolypse, which is pretty cool. Finding out more about Jude's past and learning he wasn't a savory character tempers the waters between him and Edie a little, but I love that she trusts him enough to begin developing feelings for him (that he shares for her).
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  • Elizabeth Bennett Williams
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic book. Very well written. Could not put it down. Has twists, action, adventure. Have loved the characters from the start. Starts right off from the first one. Leaves you hanging with your mouth open at the end. Can not wait to get to the next one to see what happens.
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  • Amanda Lee
    January 1, 1970
    This is book 2 in the trilogy and it continues where book 1 left off. It was so exciting and filled with twists and turns I didn't see coming. I love the characters and i'm just hoping they can finally catch a break! I can't wait to read the third book
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  • jeannette allerston
    January 1, 1970
    Wowgot book 3 ready to go, I love this series, can not wait to find out what is coming up next for Edie, a gripping story line thank you Erin Hayes , I really recommend this series for a must read 10/10 best wishes Erin be back when i,'ve finished book 3 😊. X
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  • Denise Woodruff
    January 1, 1970
    I thought when I look at description it was going to have to much going on.. I was wrong I love this I want more
  • Jan
    January 1, 1970
    Fast paced and fascinating dark fantasy revolving around the vampire hunter and the vampire she just can't hate. Draws you in and won't let go!
  • Kristen Burns
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsFull Review:*I received an ecopy of this book via Xpresso Book Tours. This has in no way influenced my review.*I gotta hand it to this author—she really doesn’t make things easy and perfect and happy for her characters. Most books are predictable in that you know certain characters won’t die or that certain terrible things won’t happen, but that is not the case with the books in this series. And as someone who likes books that are darker and unpredictable, I appreciate that. I thought t 3.5 StarsFull Review:*I received an ecopy of this book via Xpresso Book Tours. This has in no way influenced my review.*I gotta hand it to this author—she really doesn’t make things easy and perfect and happy for her characters. Most books are predictable in that you know certain characters won’t die or that certain terrible things won’t happen, but that is not the case with the books in this series. And as someone who likes books that are darker and unpredictable, I appreciate that. I thought the end of Book 1 would be about the worst that would happen, and I thought the thing that was taken from Edie would somehow be returned to her, but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong (which probably makes me sound like a sadist, but you know what I mean). Of course Book 3 could change that, so we’ll see.I’m also happy to say I did get more into this book and enjoy it a little more than I did the first one. I still felt that the two POV characters’ voices sounded the same, but the first person present tense sounded smoother this time at least. And the characters still didn’t have as much depth as I would’ve liked, but they had a little more, and I cared what happened to them.I think the thing that kept me most hooked though was the plot. It flowed well, there were new stakes and revelations, and I really wanted to know what would happen.So overall, I ended up liking this book better than the first one, and the unpredictable and interesting plot kept me hooked!Recommended For:Anyone looking for a quick urban fantasy read with a vampire/hunter romance. Original Review @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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  • C.C. Ravanera
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsWow! Book 2 did not disappoint!After reading book 1 of the trilogy, I was a bit unsure if I would like the next book. Then to my surprise, everything I didn’t like about the first book or felt needed work on had been addressed in this book and more.We follow Edie and her band of vampire hunting bandits. Secrets had been revealed to her near the end of book 1 and a tragic event left her physically unable to do her duties alone. Ever faithful Jude is mercifully still by her side and a gri 4.5 StarsWow! Book 2 did not disappoint!After reading book 1 of the trilogy, I was a bit unsure if I would like the next book. Then to my surprise, everything I didn’t like about the first book or felt needed work on had been addressed in this book and more.We follow Edie and her band of vampire hunting bandits. Secrets had been revealed to her near the end of book 1 and a tragic event left her physically unable to do her duties alone. Ever faithful Jude is mercifully still by her side and a grieving Carl became an unwilling participant in their quest.Anthony is still out at large and more dangerous than ever. What’s more, Edie now has to protect two people from Anthony’s clutches while the poison in her system spreads uncontrollably.Death and mayhem followed their every move in this explosive story. The author dangled a tiny taste of victory, love and hope as she strings you along to keep pace with the book only to crush everything you at the very end.I am still trying to recover from the carnage. I can honestly say that now I am definitely excited to grab the third book as soon as it hits the press!
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  • Natshane
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book provided by Xpresso Book Tours and the publisher. Thank you so much for the opportunity!I stand firm with my thoughts. This series just gets darker and grittier with each chapter. There were moments in the book where I had to stop a second, put it down, stare blankly at the wall while my thoughts went on a rampaging strike. "Did that just f***ing happened?" With the ending of the first book, this book continued from the tragedy that struck I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book provided by Xpresso Book Tours and the publisher. Thank you so much for the opportunity!I stand firm with my thoughts. This series just gets darker and grittier with each chapter. There were moments in the book where I had to stop a second, put it down, stare blankly at the wall while my thoughts went on a rampaging strike. "Did that just f***ing happened?" With the ending of the first book, this book continued from the tragedy that struck Edie and her family. If you think she had been through the worst, you are horribly wrong. This book proved exactly just that. The writing was vividly gruesome (did not disappoint) and I was genuinely appalled (which is a good thing!), I could actually hear and feel desperation and hopelessness in the character's voice, and that gave this series a major plus point. And please let me take a second to appreciate the cover, they are the first thing that got me into reading this trilogy anyway - HOLY COVER!The Harker Trilogy leaves you thirsty for more!
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  • Rhiannon Frater
    January 1, 1970
    No sophomore slump here! Damned If I Don't is even better than the first book! Wow!Edie is even in a worse spot than the first book, but at least she has Jude at her side as she tries to find Anthony (the baddie) and stop his quest to become the most powerful vampire in the world. Edie doesn't come across as angry as she did in the first book. If anything, you can see her taking all that negative emotion and using it to keep moving forward despite all the obstacles in her path. She gets shaken u No sophomore slump here! Damned If I Don't is even better than the first book! Wow!Edie is even in a worse spot than the first book, but at least she has Jude at her side as she tries to find Anthony (the baddie) and stop his quest to become the most powerful vampire in the world. Edie doesn't come across as angry as she did in the first book. If anything, you can see her taking all that negative emotion and using it to keep moving forward despite all the obstacles in her path. She gets shaken up by some of the things she uncovers, but never falters in her desire to do what's right. That's one thing I do love about Edie. She doesn't give up.Jude's mysterious past is revealed in this book and it is not a very pleasant one. I really liked the way Jude is shaken by the revelation since he has no memory of the man he once was. And how things wrap up for him in this book just ripped me up.Fair warning: the book ends on an epic cliffhanger, but it's an awesome one. I can't wait for book three!
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    Really good story. Interesting, entertaining and enjoyable. I need to go back and read the first book. The story pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go. Love the world and story line the author has created. Plenty of action, drama, and suspense.Edie a vampire hunter who is in love with a vampire. That's just the tip of the iceberg for this story, but I don't want to spoil the adventure for anyone.Ends in a cliff hanger - but the ride getting there is worth your time.My only complaint is Really good story. Interesting, entertaining and enjoyable. I need to go back and read the first book. The story pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go. Love the world and story line the author has created. Plenty of action, drama, and suspense.Edie a vampire hunter who is in love with a vampire. That's just the tip of the iceberg for this story, but I don't want to spoil the adventure for anyone.Ends in a cliff hanger - but the ride getting there is worth your time.My only complaint is that the book is to short.Kristen James did a really good job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Smooth even narration. Good character voices. She is also able to convey the emotions each character is feeling. Although her male voices are not that deep they don't detract from the story. This audiobook was provided by the author, narration or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.com
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  • One-Click
    January 1, 1970
    Gahhhhhhhhhhh! I need book three YESTERDAY!Oh. My. Gosh!The Harker screwed up big time is an understatement! Audiobook - narration, Kristin James - Very good! She's a really a good story teller and manages a buncha-buncha unique characters. Loved this. Hated this. So much happens in this installment of the trilogy and not all of it - heck, hardly any of it is good. Everything seems to be spiraling out of control and Jude and Edie can't seem too catch a break. Really good, even better than the fi Gahhhhhhhhhhh! I need book three YESTERDAY!Oh. My. Gosh!The Harker screwed up big time is an understatement! Audiobook - narration, Kristin James - Very good! She's a really a good story teller and manages a buncha-buncha unique characters. Loved this. Hated this. So much happens in this installment of the trilogy and not all of it - heck, hardly any of it is good. Everything seems to be spiraling out of control and Jude and Edie can't seem too catch a break. Really good, even better than the first. Can't wait for book 3!I received this audiobook free of charge from AudiobookBoom in exchange for an unbiased review.
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    There is a 4 letter word that describes the ending book of this book... it starts with an F....U.....yeah you get the picture..Edie and Jude plunge through this book looking for anthony. That rat bastard always seems to be a step ahead of them.ugh if I had super powers like Edie I would love to help her and kill him once in for all... BUTTTTTTT I don't really see that happening anytime soon so I guess we will just have to keep reading and see how much more twisted Erin Hayes and her imagination There is a 4 letter word that describes the ending book of this book... it starts with an F....U.....yeah you get the picture..Edie and Jude plunge through this book looking for anthony. That rat bastard always seems to be a step ahead of them.ugh if I had super powers like Edie I would love to help her and kill him once in for all... BUTTTTTTT I don't really see that happening anytime soon so I guess we will just have to keep reading and see how much more twisted Erin Hayes and her imagination are.
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  • Felicia Semmler
    January 1, 1970
    Holy DangThis book picks up right where the last one left off. There were so many twist and turns I didn't know which way to look. I spread out my reading since the final book isn't out yet and knowing how the last one ended I knew I was going to have a book hangover and longing for a conclusion. Highly highly recommend.
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