Author: Nina Croft
Date: February 17, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: NetGalley (Thank you!)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Bittersweet Blood is one of those urban-fantasy-para-romance books. When the mood strikes, I can just gobble this genre right up. It's fun. It's sexy. It's intriguing and magical.
I loved Tara's character. She was sweet, but tough and knew how to stand her ground. I felt like I really got to know her and she was unique. A lot of times in these para-romance novels, the characters just sort of blend and don't stand out. I really felt Tara's voice in this story and I really liked her a lot.
At the start, this story began to run a path a little to close to a Fifty Shades parody for my taste. I really didn't want this story's Christian to be like that other story's Christian. Thankfully, he wasn't. He wasn't a phenomenally intriguing character, and I hope she develops him into something less perfect and more interesting in the next few books, but I still thought their relationship was sexy and sweet. It had the right amount of tension without him being a controlling psychopath...whew!
This series has a lot of potential and though I would have liked for her to take more risks and break the mold of the para-romance genre, I will definitely be picking up the sequel to this first book. I just hope she sticks with Tara's journey. I cannot wait to see how this character develops over time.
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