Thursday, June 9, 2011
Review - Love Bleeds
There’s no such thing as vampires…
Straight-laced Katarina Renót is well educated, logical and doesn’t believe vampires truly exist. But when a well deserved holiday in Europe turns into a torrid game of cat and mouse with a handsome stranger and her best friend is exhibiting signs of being allergic to daylight-Kat doesn’t think her life can get any stranger.
Every man has a weakness…Even an immortal…
Joseph Markus is an arrogant, wealthy entrepreneur who spends his free time as the raspy lead singer for the rock band “Slang” and seducing beautiful women. After decades of mourning the tragic death of the only woman he ever loved, vying to save his best friend from an unrelenting death wish- now he is accused of being a murderer.
An undeniable twist of fate…
Kat learns her Prince Charming is actually the “Prince of Darkness” and though she can’t resist falling for this sultry vampire, she still lives in denial. But when the lines are drawn, and Kat finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly plot for revenge she has only one choice--trust the seductive vampire who has captured her heart.
Despite his own arrogance, Joe finds himself inexplicably drawn to Kat. Her stubborn will to resist his seductive charms coupled with her endearing naiveté prove to be more than he bargained for and Joe soon realizes he is in way over his head.
But will love be enough to save their immortal souls from the grips of a twisted obsession?
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Amazon U.K book listing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004QWZ850
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When I first read the description of this book I knew I had to read it. As a vampire story lover it was just calling out to be read. I recommend it to any vampire lover out there.
This is the first story by Maggie that I have read. It was well written and the story moved along at a fast pace. At times I did think it moved along a little too fast but it definitely did not drag out, which I really liked.
I loved Kat and Joe and Nina and Phillip. I thought they were great characters. Well developed and described. I wanted to know more about them and see how their relationships developed. And this is where my only real problem with the book comes in. We really didnt get to see their relationships develop. It was all instant love at first site, overcoming any issues with them being vampires immediately. I would have preferred it to take a bit longer, meaning more than a page or two. And get most character background and development from it.
In this one book we get Nina and Phillips story, than Joe and Kat, and then later even Phillips brother. I would have liked it to almost be split into 3 separate books. Each focusing on the pair and their stories. That way we get more character development and feel more of a connection with their relationship seeming more real and lasting.
Aside from that one issue though I really did enjoy the story. I hope she writes more soon in this line and we get to find out more about these characters and their lives and backgrounds. They are all very interesting and diverse and would be fun to see how they all came together.