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Tempted by Blood

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

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    This review is also posted at Under the Cover Book Blog Laurie

    This review is also posted at Under the Cover Book Blog

    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. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2012

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    Tempted by blood is the 3rd book in Laurie London's 'Sweetblood'

    Tempted by blood is the 3rd book in Laurie London's 'Sweetblood' series. I have not read the other books in this series yet but I had no problem with reading this as a stand alone.

    Jackson is our Hero. He's an agent who feels that he may be reverting back to his darker side. To the way of his ancestors. Reverting back to the old ways would mean drinking from and killing his human hosts instead of taking sips from them and using some of their energies he needs to survive. He can feel himself losing control and he doesn't know how much longer he can hold out. Lately he needs to feed far too often. He hides this from his peers by making it look like he's using his many hosts for sex. He's got quite the reputation ;)

    Arianna secretly runs a blog called paranormalish. She started this blog to find and relate to others who believe in supernatural things. It's a way for her validate the things she's seen. It's comforting to know that she's not the only one who has experienced things that are not normal. She really cares about her readers and can relate to them and their stories.

    All Guardians are assigned to protect humans who are considered 'sweetbloods.' Arianna's cousin, Krystal happens to be on Jackson's list. He's saved her before and she reminds him of his little sister. When she is abducted right off the street by Darkbloods in front of Arianna, Jackson is their to save the night.

    Jackson and Arianna are very much drawn to each other. But each have their own reservations for wanting to hold back. Jackson finds himself feeling emotions that he never thought he'd feel. He becomes very protective and possessive of Arianna. To the point where he can't seem to control his temper in front of others.
    There is a lot of action, a little mystery and a bit of betrayal as Jackson and Arianna try to keep her cousin safe. They also need to find out who is leading the Darkbloods advances to revert all vampires to the old ways. The trust and romance build up beautifully throughout the book. The sex is passionate and H-O-T!! I will definitely be picking up the rest of the books in this series to read!

    This book was given to me by NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher for an honest review.

    Reviewer for WereVampsRomance. werevampsromance(dot)blogspot(dot)com/

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Great Read!!!!

    Great series! I've read all the books in the series so far. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Amazing!

    So far my favorite book of the series. The characters are very well developed. Could not put the book down! If you are looking for the perfect story...this is it. It has all the elements of a great paranormal romance. Surprisingly very funny. I can't remember how many times it had me burst out laughing. The love scenes will also not dissapoint you like many other books that just leave you hanging and waiting for more. Just Perfect! Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

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    The writing is excellent. I could not stop reading it. I did not

    The writing is excellent. I could not stop reading it. I did not stop till I was finished.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

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    I love the Sweetblood Series!!!

    I love the Sweetblood series by Laurie London, and I have been waiting for London to tell Jackson Foss’ story from when he stole my heart in the first book, Bonded by Blood. Laurie London, who is a fantastic writer, answered all the mystery around Jackson. I always knew Jackson was really a sweetheart of a guy, even if he was the no commitment, playboy type. It just took the right woman, who wouldn't put up with Jackson's bad boy ways.

    Arianna Wells is haunted by her mother's death. When she was a little girl, she watched her mother die, but no one will believe her about the shadow that killed her mother. She starts a blog called Paranormalish to find her own answers to her mom's death. Arianna's teenage cousin, Krystal, who is living with Arianna, is a sweetblood. When the Darkbloods try to kidnap Krystal, Jackson ends up being the Guardian to protect Krystal, but now the question is, Who's going to protect Jackson's heart from Arianna, the one woman who will bring this fun lovin’ playboy to his knees.

    I love all the Guardian guys in the Sweetblood series, but Jackson is my favorite. Jackson is the bad boy all women want to tame. Laurie London shows that what I thought about Jackson being a shallow guy, he really is deep and complicated with a boyish heart, who has been hiding a secret. A secret that will destroy his life as a Guardian, and that’s the worst thing that can happen for Jackson.

    Tempted by Blood is Jackson's story in the Sweetblood series, and London has done her magic again in this novel with the hot, sexy guys of the Guardian Enforcer and the women who will bond with them by blood. I recommend Tempted by Blood as a must read.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

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    fantastic paranormal romance filled with suspense and wonderful characters

    In this installment we learn about Guardian Jackson Foss. Known as a playboy by the team, we learn he is hiding a terrible secret. He has been having intense cravings from his dark side and he worries that he will lose control. These cravings only intensify when he meets spunky, Adrianna Wells. Jackson needs to protect her and her cousin from the Darkbloods. I loved Jackson, despite presenting as a player, he really has a heart of gold and deep seeded fears and feelings that torment him. Arianna awakens things in him he doesn’t understand. The chemistry between them was intense and the way they interacted and surprised each other had me giggling aloud. The storyline is fast paced and the other key characters add depth and believability to the plot. The whole good verse evil concept between these two branches of vampires while not a new concept was fascinating and had a few creative twists. London’s writing draws you quickly into the tale and keeps you till the last page……leaving you wanting more. I want to thank the author for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.

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