A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.
For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.
In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.
Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.
For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.
Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.
That was the moment Beckham appeared in the doorway like a storm cloud.
Reyna straightened in her seat at the expression on his face. He walked across the room like a tightly coiled spring ready to explode.
“Ah Beckham, there you are,” Harrington said.
“Excuse me, William. I need to speak with Reyna. Alone.”
She hastened out of her seat and followed him around the corner. He tugged her straight through the kitchens, out the back door, down a corridor, and into a dead end. Then her back was slammed against the brick wall. His fist connected with the wall behind her, and she felt the wall shudder. Debris floated onto her shoulders.
“You left,” he growled.
“I . . .”
“No.” He pressed his finger to her lips roughly. She stopped breathing and just stared up into his eyes as dark as night. Her body trembled under the feral stare. “You left without me.”
The silence was weighted. All she could do was sit with their bodies nearly touching. His finger on her mouth. Her mind wandering to hellacious places.
“You are my subject. Can you imagine what it was like when I found you missing? When you turned up with three of my kind?” She shook her head minutely. He bared his teeth to her, and she shrank back. “These are meant to drink your blood. To drink you dry until there is nothing left of your body but a dry corpse. We are killers. We don’t hesitate. Just because we’re wearing suits and seem more like you . . . does not mean we are like you. We are not like you. They especially are not like you. The only way you get to the top of Visage is to be fucking ruthless, Reyna. Do you understand?”
“You’re . . . scaring me,” she whispered.
My ARC Review:
A fab start to a new PNR 3 book series here from K.A. Linde, I haven’t read any of her previous books but I do love a good PNR read, and that’s exactly what you get here!!
Set in a dystopian type world with humans and vampires living together, but there is a lot of poverty and poor people, mainly humans, while the vampires are the rich ones, running a company where humans agree to donate their blood and are type matched to provide blood 24/7, known as blood escorts, and are paid for their services.
Reyna lives with her two brothers, who work all the hours they can in a factory to make ends meet. She feels a burden to them and goes to enroll as a blood escort to earn her way. She is matched in a new type of program where she lives with the vampire. Beckham is wealthy, powerful and gorgeous to boot, but doesn’t seem interested in drinking from her at all!
This had me hooked within the first few pages!! The world set up is cleverly done and I really liked the political aspect that is also involved in this storyline, it adds a whole new layer to the story rather just vamps and feeding! I liked both the main characters while at the same time they both annoyed me a various parts in the story, which makes for a good story line!! There’s a lot of suspense and angst in the plot, trying to work out just who are the good guys and who are the bad guys here.
Of course, Vamps and sexual chemistry go hand in hand – Reyna and Beckham are no different, their chemistry is smoking hot, but Beckham does his utmost best to resist Reyna at all costs, turning up the tension!
This was a really good read, I thoroughly enjoyed it, but be warned book 1 does end in a cliff hanger that will have you cussing – I can’t wait for book 2 to come out, I need to know what happens next. Highly recommended reading.
Reyna Carpenter and Beckham Anderson return in the exhilarating follow-up to the provocative paranormal romance Blood Type.
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.