Early Review: Seduced By Blood (Sweetblood 4) by Laurie London

July 20, 2012 Review 2 ★★★

*This title will be released on July 24,2012*

Seduced by Blood (Sweetblood, #4)

   

Seduced By Blood

(Sweetblood, #4)
by Laurie London

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: No
Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Netgalley

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (July 24, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0373776691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373776696

Rating

Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.

Sexual Content

sex scenes

Description

Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions: Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors… 

Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface-a power that serves him well as the Guardians’ region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can’t read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories.
Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side-and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both….

Review

SEDUCED BY BLOOD, the fourth book in Laurie London’s Sweetblood paranormal romance series, employs one of my favorite classic romance scenarios for it’s primary plot: pretend lovers.  Tristan and Roxy, two damaged and cautious vampires (she’s a former Tracker turned teacher, he’s a Regional Commander with serious self loathing issues) get thrown together and sent off to identify a traitor within the Guardian Enforcers.  Right away, Tristan starts taking advantage of the situation, and Roxy fights back and completely turns the tables on him.

There’s plenty of romantic tension, the Sweetblood world continues to provide that dark yet sexy feel, and it was fun to see a few previous characters pop in for updates on their lives.  But in this series, I tend to prefer the couples where one is a human.  Tristan and Roxy both totally know the score as far as vampires are concerned, so there really wasn’t an element of danger to their relationship.  The only obstacle was wrong assumptions on both their parts (which the reader knew about from the start).   Plus Roxy had the somewhat annoying tendency to say ‘whaaaat’ whenever Tristan did something that surprised her.

Overall, the first two Sweetblood books are still my favorite, but it’s always fun returning to this series. No real surprises this time, but the classic story formula brought a smile to my face.  There are no details yet on the next book, but more Sweetblood stories are coming soon.

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2 Responses to “Early Review: Seduced By Blood (Sweetblood 4) by Laurie London”

  1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    I actually enjoyed this one far more than the third installment so I was happy to see this series bounce back. You make a good point that both protagonists are vamps in this novel but I didn’t think that it took away from the story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    • Abigail

      Glad you liked it too. This is a fun series, but I am hoping for more danger in the next book.