Title: With Friends Like These
Author: Dawn Cook
In: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Urban fantasy, Vampires
Dates read: 15th October 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: “You can’t kill me,” he said, boots scuffing.
His roommate has a way with women. And people in general. But, even if he’s a little bit jealous… he loves their nightly run. That is, until he finds out the truth about Jim…
Alright, so the friend in this kind of sucks. He uses his room mate to find his way back into the vampire hierarchy. He kind of drugs him. And then he almost gets him killed. Oh, and he’s a douche nugget to women. Like I said, a really bad friend… but what can you expect, he’s a vampire.
My biggest issue with this story though is the fact that they like to run late at night. I don’t like running. I would never run in a city… and doing so late at night? That just seems ridiculously unrealistic. Like stupidly, unbelievably unrealistic. Who the heck runs late at night in a city in a dangerous part of town? Oh, right, a vampire and his pet friend…
This was a really well written story, one that I thoroughly enjoyed. But it did kind of leave a sour taste in my mouth… after all, he stuck with the insane vampire even after her realised how much manipulation had occurred. And the nasty vampire man also treated women like trash… I know that I definitely don’t need (or want) friends like these…