Suck It Up, Buttercup by Kristen Painter (First Fangs Club #2)

Publication Info: Published April 28, 2020 by Sugar Skull Books. I read the Kindle edition, which I purchased. This book is also available in paperback.

Summary: Now that she’s the vampire governor of New Jersey, Belladonna Barrone is moving into her new penthouse. Donna got the job only twenty-four hours ago, after the previous governor — and Donna’s sire — was thrown out of the job by the ruling vampire council. In her previous life as the wife of a Mafia Don, Donna lived in some luxury, but her new penthouse is absolutely amazing. It has a sweeping view of Manhattan and comes with a great staff of people who are there just to help her get used to her new life and job.

Donna is also a very recently turned vampire. She hasn’t even had time to tell her adult children about her new situation. While Donna loves looking slim and trim without having to work at it, getting used to only working at night does have its challenges.

She also finds herself in the middle of vampire politics. Being governor is a political job, after all. Donna’s first challenge is to deal with the vampire Governor of New York, who assumes he can control her like he did her predecessor. Just when she manages to put him in his place, someone very unexpected and dangerous pops back up from her past.

Comments: I first discovered Kristen Painter’s light-hearted supernatural novels through Audible Escape. I became an instant fan. The first book in the First Fangs Club series was free through Kindle Unlimited. When Suck It Up Buttercup came out, I just had to buy it!

I love the characters in this series and the author makes being a vampire sound positively dreamy and completely normal. I get completely pulled into the world she creates. I hate having to wait for the next installment, but I guess I’ll have to. In the meantime, I can read more of her other books!

Recommended for readers of light fiction and stories with supernatural characters.

My Rating: 4.5 STARS

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