Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bonded By Blood. A Sweetblood Novel

Bonded By Blood By Laurie London

Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always been known that she's cursed to die young.  No one can protect her form the evil that has stalked her family for generations---vampires who crave her rare blood type.  Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.
For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him---and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love.  She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge.  But in doing so, he could destroy her. . .
Dominic was close to death when he found Mackenzie.  Being shot with silver tipped bullets had his seconds from death.  When he bit into Mackenzie, it was purely for survival.  It was only after taking enough to recover from his wounds did he realize what she was.  She was a Sweetblood, a highly addictive blood type that vampires craved like a drug. 
Mackenzie wasn’t quite sure what happened.  All she knew is that she was extremely groggy and can’t not remember much that happened.  All she knows it that she has work to finish and a benefit to get ready for.  When she returns to the graveyard that is her current assignment, she started to get a feeling that something happened that she should remember, but just can’t. 
After making sure that she gets home safely and that she was not followed by any Darkbloods, Dominic tries everything that he can to get her out of his head, but nothing is working.  He just can’t keep himself away from her.  Finally he decides that he will satisfy his bodies’ cravings for her body but will not take her blood again under any cost.
Mackenzie isn’t sure why this gorgeous man is taking an interest in her.  She is nothing special and she knows better than to get into any kind of romantic anything because of her curse, but with Dominic it’s different.  She completely looses herself around him, which is dangerous for them both.
Dominic has to distance himself from Mackenzie because it is no longer about satisfying his bodies’ urges.  There are feelings that are developing that he can not allow.  But when Mackenzie is attacked and almost abducted, he is forces to deal with a past pain that is brought to the surface and explaining to Mackenzie who and what he truly is.
Hearing what Dominic is and what she is, is the only reasonable explanation to what has been happening to her family.  Even with the knowledge that Dominic is a vampire can’t keep the feelings she has for him away and he appears to have the same problem.
He hadn’t realized how empty he had felt until he was holding her again.  His knees gave way and they sank to the ground.
“I’m sorry I left you.”
 His fingers gripped her hair and he pulled her lips to his.  Greedily, he kissed her cheeks, her eye lids, her neck, her earlobes.  He couldn’t get enough.  Oh God, he needed to make love to her, to have nothing separating them but skin.  Share energies and---
If it were dark, he’d take her right on the beach, like he had last night.  How had he ever thought he could leave her?
I love you.  The words, his words, tumbled unbidden in his thoughts.
“I love you, too.”  she said huskily as she pulled back to look at him.
But their new love will be tested by the same forces that Dominic has been fighting and Mackenzie has been running from their whole lives. 
This book was good from beginning to end.  It really picked up with the love story about half the way through but the action in the whole book kept you turning the page.  All in all, this was a good book, worth reading.

Bonded by Blood (Sweetblood Novel)
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