I think this series is definitely less on the serious side and more on the absurdly ridiculous spectrum of the fantasy genre. Once again, this “reverse harem” actually means over-the-top and unbelievable wish fulfillment rather than real relationships. I honestly would have enjoyed this more without the sex, if it was just about Sapphire the vampire with her supernatural besties and Bob the hapless human dragged along for the ride.
The friendship aspects of the relationships were much more interesting before the sex got involved. I’d happily read pages and pages more of Sapphire and Wim trading sassy barbs, especially if they’re solving ridiculous crimes together.
The connection with the “spark” spell in the first book is never really explained, so I’m wondering if the relationships in the next book of this series will be a bit more intentional.