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Title: Roman
Series: The Clutch Series: Book One
Authors: Heidi McLaughlin and Amy Briggs 
Genre: Vampire Romance

Release Date: March 29, 2018 

What a fabulous collaboration! Amy and Heidi rocked the paranormal romance world venturing into the unknown with their first go ahead. Roman was so much than I expected.” ~ Amazon Review

Amy Briggs and Heidi McLaughlin are a duo to watch! Roman was intense, romantic, sexy, and beautiful, but it was also so much more than a love story.” ~ Amazon Review

Everything about him tells her to stay away, yet she can’t seem to get the vampire out of her mind.

For Roman, humans are the bane of his existence always having to follow their rules. In all his years, he’s never needed one, until now.

For Fiona, vampires are off limits, evil members of society, until the one known as Roman crosses her path and shows her he’s no different than her.


Roman by Heidi McLaughlin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Release Date-29/3/18

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“You’ve gotten into my bloodstream”

And this is certainly true for Roman who despite his abhorrence and revulsion at what he conceives Fiona’s inner character to be cant seem to get her out of his mind.
And Fiona despite her misgivings and biased prejudice against Vampires is intrigued and also surprised when her misconceptions come crumbling down around her ears.
Her father’s efficient brainwashing over time is no longer effective against Romans magnetism and overall charisma.
Roman ultimately needs Fiona to help him achieve his dream, but what starts out as a necessary courting, very swiftly morphs into so much more.
So this was my first book by this author and I found it to be an enjoyable unique take on vampirism.
And while its certainly true I like my fiction to be a little on the dark side.
I still appreciated this much lighter paranormal offering.
I have to say this wasn’t quite what I was expecting and though this featured vampires it was a lot less paranormal and more romantic fiction where one half of the couple just happened to be a vampire.
So as I said earlier I did enjoy this and It was an easy read.
The main issue for me was that I wasn’t overly fond of Fiona herself, there were times I actually thought she was growing on me.
Then she’d behave idiotically and like a child and I would be back to square one wanting to slap her silly, she was such a spoiled brat.
Roman was also a bit off at times, totally overreacting for really illogical reasons.
This made them both extremely hard to take to and this pulled my enjoyment levels down some.
You might love them, but I definitely struggled.
Then there was that “WTF” moment near the end.


I wasn’t a fan.
So on reflection, this was a good story that I enjoyed, but I would have definitely tweaked some things.
So very much swings and roundabouts for me.
I’m going to go with this if you like sweet romantic fiction with aspects of paranormal then give this a go.
If its something edgier you’re after then look elsewhere.
Thank You to the Author for proving me with an ARC of “Roman” (The Clutch Series Book 1) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

Amy Briggs is a Texas based writer. Formerly a firefighter and EMT in New Jersey living next to a military base, Amy was initially drawn to creating stories around emergency services and the military, and draws on her experiences to show the depth and emotional side of the lifestyle. Her love of fairy tales carries through each of her novels and she hopes to inspire readers to fall in love with love.



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