Review: To Catch a Vampire by Jennifer Harlow

Today I am reviewing Jennifer Harlow’s To Catch a Vampire.  This is the second book in her series.  I don’t normally do this but due to my time constraints I didn’t have time to read the first book.  But, I am definitely reading that when I get a chance.  This was a highly enjoyable book.

To Catch a Vampire
Jennifer Harlow

A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #2

 Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Urban Fantasy

 Publisher: Midnight Ink            

Date of Publication:  9/8/12

ISBN: 978-0-7387-2711-0

 Number of pages: 288

Word Count: 78,000


 F.R.E.A.K.S. Do Dallas

 Beatrice Alexander, telekinetic special agent, is still adjusting to life among the F.R.E.A.K.S. while wiping out zombies and other supernatural threats. When Bea learns about her “special assignment” investigating a series of human disappearances with Oliver Montrose, her gorgeous but annoying vampire co-worker, she reluctantly agrees to go undercover.

 Disguised as a married couple, they infiltrate the gothic vamp scene in Dallas. While sniffing out clues, Oliver’s convincing public—and not so public—displays of affection have Bea swooning in her bustier and fishnets.

 Between contending with her fake husband’s ex-lover Marianna and feeling guilty for hiding the mission from her werewolf crush Will, Bea discovers she’s not the only F.R.E.A.K. keeping secrets. Clubbing with the undead turns bloody when Oliver’s old enemy, the Lord of Dallas, decides to seek his revenge. Caught in the crossfire, Bea is up to her neck in blood-sucking trouble.


This was an excellently written Urban Fantasy.  I absolutely loved the characters.  They had depth and humor.  Oliver, Will and Bea’s little sorta love triangle was very frustrating, yet I want to continue reading the series to find out who she will end up with.  The F.R.E.A.K.S were also a really cool part of this book.  It was kinda like Xmen meets Hogwarts meets an Anne Rice book.  It’s quite the squad.  I was really saddened though when they lost a member.  (I won’t tell you who so I won’t spoil anything) Jennifer Harlow does an excellent job with her characters and the world in which they exist.  I would recommend doing what I didn’t have a chance to do and that is to read the first book in the series.  I probably would have gotten even more out of the characters if I had known more of the background by reading the first book.  That was my own fault, but I would recommend that you do it.  I look forward to the next installment of the F.R.E.A.K squad and seeing what happens to Bea.

For more about To Catch a Vampire and Jennifer Harlow click on the links below.  You can also check her and her books out at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or any other book retailer.

About Jennifer Harlow:

Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Northern Virginia home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills.

Visit Jennifer at

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