Saturday, May 27, 2017 2017 Releases, 3.5 helms, Paranormal, Reviews

Fire in the Blood by Amanda Ashley

A Fire in the Blood Book Cover A Fire in the Blood
Amanda Ashley
Paranormal Vampire Romance
Zebra Kensington Books
25th April 2017
Netgalley ARC

Reading Challenges:
Good Reads Reading Challenge 2017
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017

If you’re looking for an easy, light vampire romance without heavy angst written in a style reminiscent of an older style romance novel, look no further!

I see a man. He is old. Very old. He will come into your life in a moment of danger. He will watch over you and protect you.- The gypsy’s hand gripped Tessa’s tighter. -He will bring you death, – she whispered, her voice like the rustle of dry leaves. -And life.-

Tessa and Jileen (her bestie from work) lead a quiet life in Cutter’s Corner until vampires start flocking to their town in droves and attacking its citizens. One fateful night, Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious vampire attack and the two are immediately drawn to each other. Unknown to Tessa, Andrei is a seven-hundred-year-old vampire and she is the reason fledgling vampires are flocking to her town. A gypsy who foretold Tessa’s fortune in the past has spread a rumour that Tessa’s blood will strengthen fledgling vampires and hence the sudden increase in the young vampire population at Cutter’s Corner. Andrei and Tessa start falling for each other as they start spending more time with one another, but Andrei has his own deep dark secret. Can Tessa overcome this shattering hurdle and take their relationship to the next level?

The storyline is simple and yet has a pull to keep you reading. The characters were not the strongest or most memorable but they definitely weren’t boring. What I didn’t understand was why the gypsy felt the need to spread the rumour after predicting Tessa’s future? Also it was never explained HOW she knew this tidbit of information. There was no closure on this at all….it was definitely a small rip in the plot! I don’t feel like I wasted my time with this book as it was a satisfying read….this novel firmly stays at its 3.5 helms rating for me.

*Thank-you Amanda Ashley, Netgalley & Zebra Kensington Books for the ARC.

  • oh I am glad that you still enjoyed this one. I do enjoy this author quite a bit but haven’t read this one. I like the gypsy angle on it though.

    • The writing was very old school which I kinda liked as I miss those older novels. The gypsy angle was sadly minimal and never expanded on which was annoying :(

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