Sunday, January 30, 2011

Review: Bonded by Blood by Laurie London

Sweetblood Series
By Laurie London

Some cravings are too powerful to resist...
Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she’s cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.

For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her…

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My Synopsis:
Bonded by Blood is a sweet addition to the paranormal romance world!

Mackenzie is out scouting locations for a movie shoot; when she starts photographing in an ancient cemetery she hears a moan of pain. Tentively she approaches some bush to find a gorgeous man buried under leaves and injured. When she approaches the stranger to help he shrinks back and begs her to leave but Mackenzie advances determined to help him.  The next thing she knows she is waking in her bed a day later with no recollection of what happened.

Dominic works as a Guardian for the Agency to take down Darkbloods, bad vampires who kill humans and deal in sweetblood, a rare and highly addictive blood type in humans. And they are up to something new it seems. But besides just dealing with the Darkbloods he is out for revenge also. Dominic is hunting Pavlos, The Overlord of the Darkbloods, and the vampire who terrorized then murdered his parents as well as getting his brother Alfonso hooked on sweet and turning him into one of his lackies. Revenge is what he lives for until the beautiful Mackenzie stumbles upon him and an unintentional blood bond is formed.

Now, unable to stay away from the tempting artist Dom appears in her life and Kenzie struggles with the realization the she wants more then Dom is willing to give. But when she is attacked by Darkbloods Dom’s true identify is revealed. Can Kenzie accept him for who he truly is? Does Dom hold the secrets to her families past, a past of unexplained disappearances spanning for centuries of generations? And can Dom conquer his uncontrollable urge to taste Kenzie again; and if he doesn't, will she survive?

My Thoughts:
Laurie London’s debut novel is a beautiful romance that comes to a powerful climax with nail-biting action.

I loved the characters and plot, which moved at a steady pace and was easy to follow. This novel is well written with good world building and realistic characters that were easy to connect with and likable side characters as well. There is a boatload of sexual tension that builds up until it reached its peak in the middle of the book. And the MC's have an amazing chemistry between them; you can feel the sizzle in the air when these two get together, which leads to a good amount of hot love scenes. The action didn’t escalate until more towards the end of the book but the wait’s well worth it with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes.

A great and highly entertaining read by new author Laurie London!
Embraced by Blood, set to be released June 21st, is the next novel in the Sweetblood series and features Dominic’s brother Alfonso and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

4 Wine Glasses Filled to the Brim - A GREAT READ!

H.O.T. !!!

Make sure to come back on February 18th when Laurie stops by for an interview! 

1 comment:

DarkBloodyVamp said...

I won this book on a blog giveaway and I am anxiously waiting for its arrival so I can start reading it! Can't wait! :)

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