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Thursday, 1 March 2012

ARC Review: Tempted by Blood by Laurie London

Tempted by Blood
by Laurie London
(Sweetbloods # 3)

Laurie London delivered another great installment of the Sweet Blood Series. Ms. London’s world of the Vampire Guardians vs. the Dark Bloods continues and this book is no different from the rest, outright addictive.

Jackson Foss has been one of my most anticipated characters. From the first time I met him in Book 1, Bonded by Blood, I knew there was more to him then just a plain brute. I remember him specifically when he helped Dom set up some road signs for Mckenzie and when he was flirting with Lilly in the Gym flexing his muscles. Jackson is a bad boy; this guy is very hot (hence the cover, whom I pictured the whole time reading this book), inked, well endowed and well accessorized.*cough*. Unfortunately, Jackson has gone to a point of reverting (blood addiction) and well, sh*t around him is falling apart. One of the Sweet Bloods he protected has somehow fallen into more danger than usual. Do you remember “Krystal with a K" from the previous book? She is one of the Sweet Bloods Jacks had rescued. I actually expected her to be our heroine. Boy, was I wrong.

Arianna Wells is Krystal's cousin and guardian. She is also our hard headed, smart and very independent heroine. I like her. She's a straight shooter. She figures out what she wants and tries very hard to achieve or acquire it. She'a good for Jackson, someone who is not a push-over and will keep our hero in check.

They meet in an unfortunate incident as both Arianna and Krystal were being attacked by Dark Bloods. Jackson protects them but his protection would need to go beyond his usual task.
Their attraction was strong from the get go. But both had trust issues, not quite a love-hate relationship but hurdles with a "should-I-stay-should-I-go" syndrome. Although it was frustrating, it makes their love scenes super intense and leave you wanting more! And the ending was a tear jerking surprise.

My only complain and note that this is a personal opinion; I felt certain parts of the book were a bit wordy and the parts I wanted more of were cut short. Nevertheless, I look forward to the next installment of this series. 


jfort357 said...

I can't wait to read this series!!! This book sounds enticing!! I love bad boys & Jackson sounds like one!!! ;-) I love the HOT cover!!!

mcv said...

I'm so glad I read your review and the UTC Author article. This series sounds like a winner.
mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

Joanne said...

Jackson is HOT!!!! Can't wait to read this bad boys book.


erin said...

Thanks for the great review! Haven't read this series yet, but I'm definitely pushing it to the top of my wishlist :)

Carol L. said...

Thanks for you review. I love it. Waiting to read Tempted By Blood.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Barbara said...

GREAT review! I'm gonna have to break down and buy the first two books...*sigh* Not to mention #3 if I can't manage to win it...hint, hint, wink, wink! LOL! :)

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Sophia Rose said...

I haven't started the series yet, but it does sound like a good one. Love it when the baddest of the bad boys fall in love.

Timitra said...

This series sounds really good...I'm adding to my wishlist!!!

donnas said...

Great review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Im really looking forward to picking up a copy,

sienny said...

it has a similar taste with argenau series. and since i love that one, i'm sure i'll come to love this one too

marybelle said...

I have not begun this series yet. I should. Thank you for a great review. I'm not a fan of wordy.

GzNKz4evr said...

If I didn't already want to read it, the "outright addictive" would have effectively swayed me to read it for sure. Thanks for the review. I can't wait until I get a chance to read it myself. :)

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Great review Ang!

Shelly said...

Enjoyed the review. This sounds like a good story. Will be checking out this series. Adding to my wish list.