Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wanted: Vampire - Free Blood Review

Three years ago, death blew out the candle in Alexis Hall’s life and left her devastated. Nothing could replace what she’d lost, not even the sexy stranger she awoke married to. Still, she finds it hard to ignore the dangerous sparks he triggers within her. She knows Bradley Cox took advantage of her. What she doesn’t know is he holds a secret that will change everything.

But Bradley isn’t her only concern. In a moment of desperation to somehow reclaim what she had lost, Alexis made an offer to a vampire––free blood. Her blood. 

In a story of heartbreak and obsession, a simple ad changed Alexis' life forever and on one fateful night her dreams and her nightmares will collide. Can she trust Bradley? Or is he her worst mistake? Can she retract her offer to the vampire? Or will she fall under his deceptive spell?

My Review: I loved this book. I made the mistake of starting it as I was getting ready for bed and every single time that I got sleepy enough to put this down, my brain wouldn't stop screaming at me to pick it back up. I couldn't sleep until I knew how this ended. 

Author Lisa Rayns does a fantastic job of making the paranormal seem believable because, all in all, this is really just the story of what one woman is willing to go through to see her child again. 

The characters have such depth to them that you can't help but feel emotions when something major goes on (can we say midwife bedroom scene???) and you want to cry at other parts when you realize that not all is as it seems (the giant wolf/dog comes to mind). I was cheering when Alexis and Bradley finally worked out their differences and laughing incredibly hard at the bargain Alexis made in the end to free herself from the vampire. 

A rare 5 stars from me for the wonderful characters, the great build-up of the story, the superb editing that went into this, the amazing cover that is a work of art, and finally, for the fact that this book kept me interested even when I could barely keep my eyes open.

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