Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blood of a Werewolf by T Lynne Tolles

Blood of a Werewolf (Blood Series - Book 1)
My Rating - 4 Stars
Blood Series Book 1
Darby is a kind, intelligent, level-headed young woman who enjoys her peaceful, ordinary existence and loves her younger sister Rowan with her whole heart.  Rowan is an energetic whirlwind who is somewhat scatter-brained and a trouble magnet.  Since the death of their parents several years ago the two sisters rely on each other.  They know that they are descended from a long line of witches because they found some old books and a diary.  However, neither has ever shown any particular gifts in that area. 

Devon and his younger brother are vampires who have just moved into the house next door.  Devon is immediately enamored of the lovely Darby and Blake is similarly drawn to Rowan. At first the girls have no idea that the guys are vampires.  It is only after a frightening and almost deadly encounter, where Darby unexpectedly finds she has special powers that allow her to repel the attacker, that the two young women learn the truth about their handsome boyfriends.  The foursome face peril together, learns some significant lessons of love and loss, and must make some tough decisions.

I enjoyed this fun paranormal romantic tale.  Written in an easy conversational style, it was at times quite humorous.  I thought the pacing of the story was good. This story is very light on the sex – it is only implied in a few places. Parents should feel quite comfortable letting their teenage children read this book.   I absolutely adored the “manly” feline, Harry.  There was an excellent sense of suspense in the latter half of the book and I became invested in discovering if the couples were meant to be together or if hatred and bigotry would tear Rowan and Blake apart.  This is the first book in a series by this author. I will be reading the next book, Blood Moon, within days where I am hoping the brooding, sexy Dean Wolfe – Rowan’s mentor and friend - will show his amorous side. If you enjoy books with witches, vampires and werewolves living secretly within our society you should read this one.

Laurie J
Reviewed 10/15/10

1 comment:

E.J. Stevens said...

Can't wait to read this. Great review! :)
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