Aug 08

Never Been Bit

Title:  Never Been Bit (Regency Vampyre Trilogy #3)
Author: Lydia Dare
Review Rating:  5 stars
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release Date: September 2011
ISBN: 9781402245138
Book Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance


Vampire Alec McQuarrie’s heart was broken long before it stopped beating. Now Alec’s after-life is an endless search for pleasure. Young witch Sorcha Ferguson has come to London in search of a man, beast-or even a blood sucker-of her very own…


This is my first time reading a Lydia Dare book and I have to say it will not be my last. Once again, an author has shown me that you can place witches, vampires and lycans together and have harmony flow from the pages. I was a bit skeptical in the beginning only because it seemed to take forever for the hero to meet up with the heroine.

Alec “Sexy as Sin” McQuarrie. Yep that’s what I dubbed him. I loved his character. I loved how he was so full of angst because of what had happened to him. Being changed from human to Vampire. Feeling through him, the deep sense of loss and despair was interesting. Having lost the woman he felt he loved and who belonged to him, Alec was just literally the walking dead. Yet at the same time his soul was crying out, who would step into his line of view but a woman whom he hadn’t realized was all grown up.

Sorcha Ferguson. What a wonderfully willful woman. She knew what she wanted and wasn’t shy about getting it. And once the little witch makes up her mind, the little witch gets what she wants.

Now, sweet dear Sorcha figured that she wanted a Lycan to love and no one would stand in her way of getting said Lycan. So when she sets it in her mind that she will do just that, the lovely Miss Ferguson pulls out all the stops. Little does she know she has a protector in an old friend in the form of the moody yet delectable Alec. It was quite fun to come across the myriad of characters that Lydia Dare created. From lycan, to witch, human and vampire, I loved all the characters and I do hope to be able to have the privilege of reading more of Lydia Dare’s creative works. This is definitely a must read and a keeper. The ending will make you want to cry and cheer all at the same time.

As far as spiciness goes, it is different from what I am used to reading lately. Yes, it is a bit on the tame side. But do not let that dissuade you. This reminds me of the romance books of old that I read when I was a lot younger. But the book does have a spiciness of its own and will keep you moving through the pages and leave you satisfied. I love the old regency feeling from this book and the characters, and I am sure you will too. I love this falling in love type of story. It brought me back to my roots and to the things I first loved about reading romance books. Thank you, Lydia Dare!

Five stars given for wonderful characters and most excellent of plots.

Reviewed on: http://www.theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=1513 and goodreads.com

About the author


Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading and her writing. Her mother can now breathe easy about the child who used to get in trouble because she was hiding books everywhere and reading when it wasn’t appropriate.

Nikki’s a multi-published author with several epublishing houses. She loves to write Interracial romances in all genres, but wants to let everyone know to not box her in, because there is always room for growth.

Nikki’s also a member of Romance Writer’s of America National chapter (http://www.rwa.org) and OCC/RWA local chapter (http://www.occrwa.org) and is a member of the board as Co-Programs Director. She is also a member of the online chapter Passionate Ink RWA, The Beaumonde RWA, and the Rainbow Romance Writers (RRW).


  1. Sandra Cox

    Sounds like a good read.

  2. Ebony Dreams

    It was an excellent read Sandra. I recommend it.

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