Monday, July 23, 2012

Review: Seduced by Blood by Laurie London

Seduced by Blood (Sweetblood #4) by Laurie London
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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 skill 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…
My Thoughts: I have thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this entire series. The books are fun, the idea rocks my socks off and the covers are pretty darn sexy. This book absolutely doesn't disappoint on any of those counts. Well, except the socks thing. I don't really wear socks in the summer. But if I did... they'd be totally rocked off. Just sayin'.

Santiago has some *serious* control issues going on. He's keyed in to his people and when one of them is injured or a band of Darkbloods slip through their net, he blames himself. I'm all for accountability but he takes it to the extreme. It was only poetic that the woman who floats his boat is all about being centered and calm and who finds peace through meditation. They couldn't be more opposite if they tried and yet they work beautifully. Roxy's soothing presence helps smooth out Santiago's rough edges. She teaches him to let go of some of his fierce need for control. The fact that she isn't afraid of him and will stand up to him when she needs to keeps the sparks flying and the temperature hot hot hot.

I love that each couple in this series is so different. I also love that we get to see previous couples again and that we get a feeling for how their relationships have continued to grow (Dom and Mackenzie! Love those two!). I'm looking forward to many more books set in this world as the Guardians continue to thwart the evil plans of the Darkbloods and save all the Sweetbloods that they can.

Books in this series
1. Bonded by Blood
1.5. Hidden by Blood
2. Embraced by Blood
3. Tempted by Blood
4. Seduced by Blood - Paperback | Kindle

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Seduced by Blood was provided for review by Harlequin through NetGalley.


  1. I want to see someone's socks being literally rocked off. What would that look like?

    1. There's a lot of flailing and stumbling. It's not pretty.