Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Series: Jaz Parks #1
Publication Date: October 2007
Publisher: Orbit
Pages: 308
Reviewer: Amber R.

I'm Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that's ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best--assassination. And I help. You could say I'm an Assistant Assassin. But then I'd have to kick your ass.

Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body. Find out what he's meeting with that can help him and his comrades bring America to her knees. And then close his beady little eyes forever. Why is it that nothing's ever as easy as it seems?

I loved this book, I really want to start the next in this series but I don't want to get series overload.

All of these characters are amazing. Jaz is our leading lady in this one. And she's a good one. She has some anguish going on. She has a past that wasn't so easy and her present is kind of crazy as well. Jaz is super funny too, there were some moments in this book where I was literally laughing out loud. Vayl is Jaz' boss/partner/vampire.. whatever who is pretty awesome too. His past was pretty hard too. So there is a lot of depth to these characters. Did I mention they totally have the hots for each other too? I really loved seeing the blossoming relationship between these two and I can't wait to see where it goes.

The story is really great too. There is non stop action in this book. And a twist on the paranormal world. There is definitely something unusual about Jaz, we aren't really sure what it is at this point but she's kinda bad ass in the paranormal spectrum. Not too mention, she just kicks ass too. I don't know but I really enjoyed the way that everything was put together here. The story was excellent, the characters are awesome, and the end of this book definitely leaves you wanting more. If this is a series that you haven't checked out yet you're definitely going to want too.  


  1. this series is really nice! I still need to read the 5th book. Or I think so...

  2. It has been years since I read the first few books in this series. I can't remember why I stopped though.

  3. I love this series. I plan to finish it this year. I have the last 2 or 3 books to read.

  4. Sounds like a good one -- I'm going to go check it out. Thanks for the great review!

  5. ... I keep my distance but you still catch my eye (Last Christmas, Wham)

    Haven't heard of this but it does sound harass from the looks of it.

  6. I'm really looking forward to getting further in this series. I'm very interested to see if Jaz and Vayl seriously get together. I'm shipping them very hard. I wrote this review after working all day at like 3am, so I'm glad you guys didn't judge me too hard for it. lol.

  7. Oh Good!! :) I love discovering great UF series.

  8. Loved this series! It's a fun one, Jaz is a fantastic character, glad you liked the book! Book Savvy Babe


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