13 May 2015

Review + Giveaway: Velvet by Temple West

Author: Temple West
Publisher: Swoon Reads (Feiwel and Friends)
Publication Date: May 12, 2015

Goodreads Summary:

First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don't fall in love.

After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire.

Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?

Special thanks to Bibliophile Soprano for lending me a copy! :)


First of all, I don't regret borrowing this book from my sister. (Thank you sooo much!) After reading this book, I became emotionally attached to the copy and I wanted it to be on my own shelf.

The book cover is ultra gorgeous. I enjoyed tilting the book just to emphasize the glossy Velvet!

Caitlin Holte was this tragic and depressed girl, and I really liked her development throughout the book. I enjoyed being in her world. Her POV was so relatable and laugh-able, and thanks to that, there was no dull moment. Her reaction to her mother's death was realistic, but it made me not like her at first. Her friends were good cool and funny (Trish and Meghan!)!

Speaking of "there is no dull moment," the writing. It's sooo natural. Like Temple West is talking to you. And I ALWAYS ENJOY BOOKS LIKE THAT.

Now Adrian. He's so cute and awkward and he has a much longer line of patience compared to Caitlin. He's the type of character that's certainly likeable. In fact, he's now part of my mental Favorite Fictional Boys! AND I WANT MY OWN ADRIAN.

Temple West's idea of vampires is interesting. The science looked really serious and original and awesome.

Velvet is a fun read, and I love the humor. I normally don't like chapter titles, but the titles in Velvet were part of the things that kept me reading on. I read this book faster than my normal rate because I simply can't put it down. Caitlin and Adrian's moments were so adorable! The focus of the story was more on the romance than the demon threat thing. And, thank goodness there was no evident love triangle.

I definitely recommend this book, and I WANT MORE. I need the sequel right now!

RATING: 6.25/5

This giveaway is affiliated with Fay of Bibliophile Soprano.


  1. I've heard so much about this book, and I can't help but feel that it resembles to Twilight a lot hahaha :) But great review! Cait and Adrian both sound like great characters :) AND I'M SO GLAD NO LOVE TRIANGLES. I'm so sick of them (they're the banes of my existence). I'll definitely give this a try if I could. Thanks for the review :)

    PS. I realized you're from the Philippines. So... HELLO KABABAYAN! :) I actually like seeing Filis in this blogosphere :)

    Jillian from Jillian's Books

    1. HI KABABAYAN! :)))) Nice to meet you. :)

      Thank you! I haven't read the Twilight saga, but I have seen the movies. I can say that Velvet's idea of vampires is totally different--and more scientific. Hahaha :) And, LOVE TRIANGLES. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU.

  2. Emeghee, I want to read it din. I love reading books na nirerecommend :)


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