Bitten Shame: (Book 2 in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

Bitten Shame: (Book 2 in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

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by Olivia Hardin
     
 

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Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan's life. Throwing herself into Devan's problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she's ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey. On the day she

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Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan's life. Throwing herself into Devan's problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she's ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey. On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc's love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness. The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth. Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape...

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ISBN-13:
9780615645384
Publisher:
Olivia Hardin
Publication date:
05/25/2012
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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Bitten Shame 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kainshottie More than 1 year ago
Only a short time ago, I read Witch Way Bends, the first book in this series. I actually thought the series would be focused on Devan all the way through, so I was pleasantly surprised that this story focused on Jill, Devan's best friend from college, now turned vampire. Jill had disappeared from Dean's life in college when Devan had started figuring out that her father's business dealt with trafficking children and that her boyfriend Robbie was in on it. Her mysterious disappearance led Devan to believe that Jill had an affair with Robbie. This was definitely not the case. We learn in this story that Jill was presented a business arrangement from Robbie that in effect would pay for her to finish college when at the time she didn't have enough money for even another semester. Jill was to be a "companion" to a man named Doc. She really didn't know what that meant for her job but she swore that there would be nothing physical to this relationship. It was also only to last a week. A week of being with Doc stirred up feelings and desires Jill did not understand. She also was completely bored. Doc lived in an abandoned hospital in the middle of nowhere and there was absolutely nothing to do their and very little to eat. Doc mostly avoided her, so the money she was getting was pretty easy, but Jill found herself longing for Doc's attention. What finally broke the ice between them was when Jill started painting the rooms of the hospital. A bold thing to do in someone else's home. From their, friendship blossomed and Jill fell in love. What Jill only figured out later was that Doc was a vampire. You can take a guess at how Jill becomes a vampire, but what you will be surprised about is how she changes and how their relationship evolves. The other part of this story is how in the present Jill and Devan travel to the Fairy Realm to meet Devan's father and long time best friend (in her head). The trip appears to be focused on Devan finding out about her true self, but you will find out that Jill has a pretty major role in this adventure. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil it. I will say it was a wonderful book. It was very well balanced at telling you what was happening in the present and what happened in the past. It was also very easy to switch between the time perspectives. I am definitely looking forward to the next book which I believe is going to be about Gerry, another member of their unusual group (came from the epilogue). Read more reviews at Identity Discovery Blog.
JBronder 4 months ago
This story is about Jill Prescott, her past, and how she helps Devan with her powers. Jill was Devan’s best friend in college but a misunderstanding came between the two of them. Jill goes on to talk about how she meet Doc, their love, and her being turned into a vampire. The story bounces back and forth between what happened with Jill and Doc and how Jill is helping out Devan. Jill was asked to be a companion for Doc for a week. Although bored and him trying to avoid her, they eventually make a connection. When she lost Doc she lost her will to live. In the present she is helping Devan get to the Fairy Realm to meet Devan’s father. It is time for some serious training. But what will Jill do after she has her revenge? I liked this a lot more than the first book. The story seems to be put together better. I loved Jill’s story with Doc. It was so sweet and I felt for her when she lost him. I did like how she was reconnecting and helping Devan. Throw in the fight against the Org and a traitor, this series is starting to get really good. I can’t wait to see what happened next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun quick read tha you will enjoy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the first book substantional long read....116 pages in this book...lacking development and too many unfinished questions.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the first book from a recommend from on of my favorite authors - Lizzy Ford - I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, plus I hate the cover. The story was excellent.
Bookworm_Babblings More than 1 year ago
Firstly, I must say the book cover is exactly how my mind imagined Jill Prescott. The story was well written and I loved the fact that the chapters toggled between the past and present so you could see where Jill was coming from and why she felt emotional turmoil. I was also drawn in from the first page, I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Will Jill finally get her heart’s desire? How will it all turn out?...I guess we’ll have to read book 3 to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this installment. This is the second book in the Bend-Bite-Shift trilogy. I recommend reading the first book, Witch Way Bends, before picking this one up. This book is so interesting because the chapters alternate from past to present, giving us a glimpse into who Jill Prescott was and how she became who she is today. Talked into staying with a man for his company, Jill doesn't realize he lives in an abandoned hospital or what he is. It's not long before their attraction strikes and Jill can't help but be drawn towards him. I really liked this book! It had humor, action and sexiness. I can't wait for the 3rd book!
donnas1 More than 1 year ago
Great follow up novel to the first in the series - Witch Way Bends. That is where we first meet Jill. Jill was a friend of Devan's back in college. It was during that period that Jill took a job recommended by a friend that led to her meeting Doc. We spend the novel in the present, which continues where the previous book ended. And in the past, where Jill met Doc and how she became a vampire. This is done in alternating chapters which are really well put together. You can see how the events that Jill is remembering are affecting her current decisions and how she reacts. You never get lost or bored or wonder where you are. The past and present chapter meld together perfectly and create a great story. I loved the first book, and the second did not disappoint. It was just as good. And I am eagerly looking forward to the third, which I hope comes out soon. I highly recommend that you check this series out. It is one not to be missed.