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Love Sucks! [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Francis
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

AJ Ashe may have gotten rid of her vampire stalker and her evil ex-teacher, but things are hardly back to normal. For one thing, she still has to maintain a strict look-but-don't-touch policy with Ryan, her hot ex-boyfriend-turned-stepbrother. For another, she has to learn to control her vampire superpowers—which means more than a few dates with Lex, mind-reading professional vampire trainer and too-sexy-for-his-own-good bad boy. And as if that's not enough, she happens to be the key to her father's plans to take over the world . . . and he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

All this and she's still got to plan the prom. Being a teenager is tough, but being a teenage vampire just flat out sucks!



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About the Author

Born and bred in Arkansas, Melissa Francis is a small-town southern girl with big-city dreams. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock allowed her to graduate with an English degree, but many of her friends wonder how when she uses words like y'all, dunno, gonna, and fixin' to. Her first novel was Bite Me!


Product Details

  • File Size: 294 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061430994
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (July 27, 2010)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003P2V9PK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #566,558 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Paranormal Brady Bunch is Back! August 26, 2010
Format:Paperback
Teenaged vampire A.J. Ashe is back and guess what? Her life sucks, totally and officially. As if being a genetic vampire with a sunny disposition wasn't bad enough, A.J. is dealing with a host of vexing problems, both old and new. Her Mom is pregnant and apparently the baby is supposed to fulfill some prophecy and pull the teeth of the Serpentines - the biggest, baddest, most evil clan of vampires around. Oh and fun fact? A.J.'s long gone Dad is a full-blooded Serpentine and it looks like he was behind the death of her classmate Noah and the attempt to kidnap her at the beginning of the school year.

On a more personal level, A.J. is still in love with Ryan Fraser, her ex-boyfriend and current step-brother (yeah, not right even in Mississippi). After five months living under the same roof as `family,' Ryan seems to have moved on and A.J. knows she should, too. The problem is, she just can't seem to find the right rebound guy, until sexy Lexy shows up. Lex Archer is a hottie, English and twenty-one and he might be just what the doctor ordered for A.J.'s fractured heart.

Lex and his brother Robbie are super-vampire trainers and A.J.'s godmother has brought them over from London to help A.J, deal with her biggest problem yet. The Serpentines have sent a Bborim, a shape-shifting vampire/demon, to capture A.J. and `bring her into the fold.' Thanks, but no thanks, A.J.'s not about to let herself get folded.

Like Bite Me!, Love Sucks! is a fast and funny read with a solid plot, plenty of action and a dollop or romance. Melissa Francis has a real talent for story-telling and her writing prowess is a solid cut above average. An important point, you really need to read Bite Me! first, but once you do, you'll want to gobble this one up, too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bloodlust" just got even better! August 6, 2010
By Jenner
Format:Paperback
I am neither a writer nor a reviewer. I am an avid reader who can recognize a fun, fast-paced book. After finishing Love Sucks!, I immediately re-read Bite Me! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the first story. Although I am not a member of the target audience [Harper Teen], I can remember the drama that was high school. What, you didn't have vampires, warlocks, or shape-shifting demons at your prom??? Also present in realistic detail are bloodlust, a back-stabbing best friend, betrayal and redemption. My favorite new character in Love Sucks! has to be Lex Archer- a cheeky British vampire trainer/player who calls you "kitten"....oh, and the innuendo that surrounds his lessons is as thick and luscious as Aunt D's honey butter. The characters are unforgettable, as is the hilarious, brow-raising dialogue. I will leave you with a couple of my picks for best lines. Ever.

"All clowns should be hit with skillets."

" I unsnapped my ass cape, leaned in, and kissed him."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sequel and Great Vampire Book August 6, 2010
Format:Paperback
Melissa Francis has written a great follow-up, Love Sucks, to her first book about AJ Ashe, Bite Me. There is a lot of great action in this book, fun and crisp dialogue that keeps the pace very high, and the characters are fresh and interesting. Do yourself a favor, and pick up a copy of both 'Bite Me' and 'Love Sucks'; they are both fresh/fun takes on teenage vampires. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Customer April 6, 2011
By Chels
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Love Sucks came to me earlier than I expected and in perfect condition. These guys know what they're doing. They're a good choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love might suck, but this book rocks! August 3, 2010
Format:Paperback
AJ Ashe (teenage-vampire-girl-next-door) has her plate full. Not only does she have to deal with her taboo romantic feelings for her ex-boyfriend turned step brother, Ryan, she also has to fight off the Serpentine vampire clan that wants to use AJ to take over the world. Oh, and she also has to come up with a prom theme. What AJ needs is to up her superskills. Good thing she has bad-boy-vampire-trainer sexy Lex to help her out!

This book is funny, scary, and superbly written. You'll read it in one sitting!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book March 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved it from the very beginning. it was really hard to stop reading it was very interesting through the entire story. I really recommend this story but you should read "bite me" first it will help you understand the story its was like actually seeing a movie in my head i loved this story, i hope the author would do a third book. Totally worth the money
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3.0 out of 5 stars Only One Thing Let Me Down... January 13, 2014
By Ann L.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved Bite Me, it was great and I had to go on and buy Love Sucks so I could see how the story ended.

There are a lot of returning characters in this book as well as a few new faces...some friendly and some not. Lex was by far a favorite in this book! I would have loved to see a different outcome to the entire story, and it looked like it could have went that way, but close to the end of the book everything changes and a new ending is created...and I hated it.

Ok, so that may be a little too strong of a statement....and here comes the spoilers, so if you don't want to know then stop reading...

Everything was falling into place for Ryan to finally be moving on with another girl and AJ had finally found someone to make her forget about Ryan. Everything seemed to be working out great and could have easily continued on that course...but then the author had to throw in a curve ball and so now it ends up with the Mississippi cliche that has been described since chapter one of Bite Me! It was an incredible let down! I am not sure what she was thinking by ending the book with a stepbrother/stepsister intimate relationship! REALLY??? Huge let down for what could have been an amazing ending.

I loved Bite Me and would have highly recommend it, but the last 1/3 of Love Sucks almost ruined the entire series for me. While I loved (almost) all the characters, I didn't love them together. I'm disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good choice for those that still read teen vamp fiction
Love Sucks was a discount book find, and I picked up Bite Me on the Kindle so monkey-in-the-middle could read the set, since she seems well into her unfortunately-timed obsession... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Randy-Lynne Wach
5.0 out of 5 stars love the book
read the first book loved it so had to order the second book if u like the vampire world youll like the books
Published 12 months ago by Jennifer Chevalier
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Sucks!
This book is like The brady bunch meets teenage Vamps. A good read but targeted at young people. It does make you want to read the next book!
Published 14 months ago by T. Salyers
5.0 out of 5 stars The mesmerizing book of love!
This book is perfect and amazing! I loved it. Every moment was addictive. It's a book you don't ever wanna put down!
Published 18 months ago by Brittany Roberson
4.0 out of 5 stars A great piece of Awesomeness!
WARNING! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS!
Well, damn... what can I say about this book? It was made of awesome! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Love sucks
I bought this for my daughter who is 14. She finished the book that same day, so I assume it was pretty good!
Published 22 months ago by amykd414
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series!
This is book two of the series, and is one of my daughter's favorites. Unlike some books that like to leave themselves open for a sequel, this book could probably stand alone, and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Renaeja
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD!
I got what I paid for and would buy again. The book was almost brand new when I recieve it so I give them five stars.
Published 22 months ago by Helen
4.0 out of 5 stars SmileZEBRAsmile
I LOVED BITE ME so I had to buy it. And love sucks is an awesome book but the reason I rated it a 4 is because it doesn't have AR and that's something we do at my school. Read more
Published on April 4, 2012 by Read this
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive..LOVED
After reading Bite Me I immediately ordered Love Sucks , received it yesterday and finished today...WOW.....All I can say is I want more.... Read more
Published on February 29, 2012 by DixieDeb
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