Bittersweet Blood by Nina Croft
Series: The Order #1
Also in this series: Bittersweet Christmas
Published by Entangled Publishing on February 17th 2013
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Tara Collins just wants to be normal. Everyone else wants her dead.
Tara’s eccentric aunt raised her to be fearful of the world and follow the rules. But after her aunt’s death, Tara is ready to take control and experience life for the first time. But she quickly discovers that everything she’s been told is a web of lies. Determined to solve the mystery of who she is truly, she hires private investigator to help her uncover the truth.
Christian Roth is more than your average PI. A vampire and ex-demon hunter, Christian lives among the humans, trying to be “normal.” But recently, things seem to be falling apart. There’s a crazed demon hell-bent on revenge hunting him down, and a fae assassin on the loose with an unknown target. And the Order he abandoned desperately needs his help.
As the secrets of Tara’s past collide with the problems in Christian’s present, she finds herself fighting her attraction to the dark and mysterious investigator. Falling in love does not fit into her plans at all, but Tara soon learns that some rules are meant to be broken.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
After reading Bittersweet Blood in one night, I can safely say it was awesome. Never mind the fact that I was a useless zombie the next day, it was totally worth it.
Tara had a very strange and secluded life up until the day her aunt passed. Wanting to have a “normal” experience, she starts living on her own and going to college. This is somewhat interrupted when she discovered that all the things her aunt told her about her past might not be true.That’s how she ends up as Christian Roth’s new client but unleashing the truth has consequences she could have never dreamed of. As she was completely unaware of the paranormal world and its inhabitants, Tara needs to learn fast how to cope with all the changes or she won’t make it. She was sweet and innocent but soon found she also had a temper and a backbone. I immensely enjoyed witnessing Tara blossom into herself.
Christian is one hot, badass mofo. Current PI, “retired” demon hunter and a sexy as hell vampire, he was everything I could ask for in a hero. Once he decides he wants Tara he goes into protective mode, and it was hilarious to see who was more stubborn of the two. At the same time, their chemistry was super-hot which made their time together extra steamy.
While some of the stuff that happens you kind of see coming (or at least suspect), I can honestly say some of the twists took me totally by surprise. With lots of action, intrigue, fleshed out characters, great world-building and crazy hot sextivities I absolutely loved Bittersweet Blood. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this fabulous world of the Order.
Rating: 4.5 “I want a Smokey of my own” Stars
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