Friday, April 11, 2014

Blood Stone by Tracy Cooper-Posey [Review]
Blood Stone (The Blood Stone #2) by Tracy Cooper-Posey
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 18, 2014

The Blood Stone
1. Blood Knot
2. Blood Stone - Paperback | Kindle
3. Blood Unleashed
4. Blood Revealed

Tracy Cooper-Posey
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Nial orders Calum Garrett to get close to Hollywood producer Kate Lindenstream. Garrett reluctantly complies for he has held himself apart from humans for centuries. Kate doesn’t fall into Garrett’s arms, either. She already has someone for that. Roman Xerus – whom Kate knows as Adrian — and Garrett go way back to the sixteenth century Scottish highlands, but they parted bitterly two hundred years ago.

With Roman’s support, Kate battles Garrett in wills and business as he methodically forces himself into her life. However, on the closed-in movie set in the Californian desert, Garrett’s calm, orderly world crumbles for Garrett is drawn to Kate. He has begins to experience real, human feelings.

Kate doesn’t cooperate in the chess game Nial orchestrates, despite being unaware of the strategies swirling around her film set. Demanding and expecting only the best for her movie, Kate’s agenda forces Roman and Garrett to work together to protect her and keep the humans around her ignorant of the Pro Libertatus, the anonymous and all-powerful vampire group who nearly killed Nial, Sebastian and Winter, and shield Kate from the excesses of the League for Humanity. But could Roman really be with the Pro Libertatus?

There’s hidden intentions everywhere, and centuries of repressed feelings, along with at least two different groups that mean them harm. Then there’s the rumors that Kate has found the mythical Blood Stone, the key to unlocking vampire history and lifting their curse. Who is Kate, really? Because once Garrett begins to notice, things about Kate don’t quite add up, either…
Thoughts on Blood Stone: I must admit that Tracy Cooper-Posey knows how to weave a complex tale of intrigue and action while not skimping on the sexy times. We're given the madness of the movie industry -- complete with intrusive paparazzi and the logistics of pulling together a large movie shoot -- and the political maneuverings of vampires as Nial works to bring his vision of vampires revealing themselves closer to reality.

Those aspects alone worked wonderfully, so throwing in a passionate, volatile relationship between three strong personalities made this book a definite page-turner.

Kate, Roman, and Garrett have A LOT of baggage to work through before they can reach any sort of happily ever after. The years of pain and heartache between Roman and Garrett is probably the biggest hurdle. Kate's attraction to both men pulls her into their orbits and as she falls for them, she has to face the facts that there might not be a way for her to have both. I loved that Kate is sexually confident and doesn't make any bones about how much she enjoys having a man in her bed. I loved how accepting Roman was about that side of her. I loved how Garrett was so darn relentless in the role Nial gave to him -- he wormed his way into Kate's life and then found himself drawn to her more than he wanted to be.

So much happens in this book. SO MUCH. We got answers, questions, backstory, danger, a slew of new characters who I look forward to seeing again, and outstanding setup for later books. Yep, Tracy Cooper-Posey knows how to deliver a wonderfully complex storyline and I'm looking forward to book 3.

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