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Bound by Blood by P.A.Lupton review

Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton

review requested by the author

Synopsis from Goodreads
FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally.

In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic.

Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever.

When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim.

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I can't quite pinpoint why I liked this book so much, but it was such a pleasurable read!

First of all, I suspect P.A. Lupton is a neat freak. *grinning* I was so impressed that the spelling in the book was impeccable. Usually there are so many mistakes in self-published books, and here there was just a couple of accidentally omitted words, and that's it.

Secondly, the book just flows and you sort of go along with the flow. I kept expecting Brianna to mess up, to have a full blown hissy fit, but she stayed reasonable, rational and willing to learn how to live in her new reality.

I greatly admired that. Usually there is always a set back in the book when the main character finds out that their system of beliefs is skewed, and you sort of expect it. Nothing like this happens here.

Brianna, a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

Brianna is a psychic or more correctly, - an Empath who works for FBI and keeps her ability in secret. She transfers to Denver and gets involved with a serial killer investigation where every victim has an uncanny resemblance to her.

The investigation brings her to Nathan Donovan, an owner of private security business, a witch and a vampire. Nathan and Brianna are attracted to each other and she doesn't suspect who he is until his own investigation uncovers Brianna's roots and that she is in danger from the killer.

Nathan is forced to tell Brianna the truth about her and himself and start working with her on the identity of the killer. He also begins training her in her abilities.

They spar, they experiment with spells together and make love like crazy until the killer makes his move. Now it will take everything Brianna's learnt to win the fight for her life.

Nathan and Brianna make for a wonderful couple, they are attuned to each other and they make each other stronger. Even Brianna's partner at work, agent Morrison when he gets involved brings an invaluable help into the investigation.

Yes, as I said there are no setbacks of rage and disbelief. Although some evil guys are easily recognisable.

The end made me do a girly squee. Loved it. Go, go, Brianna! Well done!

The bad boys of the Council were also very promising, especially Lucius with his tattoos and piercings... Yum. Sign me up for a book about him *wink*

So, if you want a cosy read without the usual frustration, this is it. This is a paranormal romance crossing into UF, evenly paced and with much potential.

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Хорошая книжка. Что мне совершенно неожиданно понравилось - это то, что главные герои оказались милейшей парой без всяких ссор и драматизма.

Брианна - агент ФБР, только что переведённая в Денвер и эмпат, держащий свои способности в секрете. Она начинает работать со своим партнёром Моррисоном над новым делом серийного убийцы, жертвы которого очень похожи на неё.

Один из подозреваемых, с которым она сталкивается - Натан Донован, владелец частной фирмы безопасности, вампир и ведьмак. Они чувствуют друг к другу влечение, и как только расследование удостоверяется, что Натан вне подозрения, они начинают встречаться. Совершенно случайно Натан  узнаёт, что Бринна происходит из родословной, потомков которой он давно ищет, чтобы их защитить от убийцы. Он вынужден раскрыть ей правду о себе и о её корнях, начать помогать ей в расследовании и готовить её к противостоянию с убийцей.

Они сражаются в поединках, экспериментируют с заклинаниями и вступают в чувсвенные любовные отношения, пока Брианна наконец-то не сталкивается с главным злодеем и не надирает совершенно веиколепно ему задницу :)

Мне вот очень понравилось, что она пошла по течению, вместо того, чтобы отказываться видеть правду, когда Натан ей всё рассказывает и показывает. Я всё ожидала, что она начнёт кричать "не верю!" разобьёт все тарелки в доме и прервёт с ним отношения (что обычно и случается в таких книгах), но наша девушка продолжила мыслить рационально и попыталась утилизовать знания Донована. за что ей большое человеческое спасибо.

Получилась уютная книга с предсказуемой хорошей концовкой и многообещающими плохими мальчишками-вампирами Совета. Особенно пришёлся по вкусу Люциус с его татуировками и колечками. Ням... Хочу про него книжку!

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