Title: A Fire in the Blood
“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.”
Ten years later, when Andrei Dinescu saves Tessa from a vicious attacker, she has no idea that the handsome stranger the gypsy fortune teller predicted is not a hunter but a seven-hundred-year-old vampire. Darkly powerful, unbelievably compelling, he is obviously pursuing Tessa, but is it her love he's after or her blood?
Author: Amanda Ashley
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: As Twilight Falls, Sunlight
Published by Zebra Source: Publisher
Published: April 25, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Vampires are flocking to Cutters Corner. Tessa for some reason has turned into a magnet for them. When a Tessa is saved from a vampire attack by Andrei, little does she know what her savior is. As they get to know each other, he tells her he is an antique dealer and a hunter. Of course, he leaves out the part about being a seven-hundred-year-old vampire! The cause of the attacks is because of her blood, although why is a mystery until they find out it ties to a gypsy who read Tessa’s fortune ten years earlier. When Tessa discovers Andrei is a vampire, she’s at first frightened, but their growing attraction overrides her fear. Now she has to find out if it’s her or her blood that has Andrei wanting her.
It has been a while since I was able to lose myself in a vampire story. Unfortunately, I found Fire in the Blood to be just passable. It lacked the darkness and fire I want in a book. Tessa I never really warmed up to. She was just wasn’t a very strong character for me. As for Andrei, I like my leading men to be more Alpha, which I didn’t find him to be. Once the story of how Andrei was made into a vampire by Katerina everything got too predictable. The ending wasn’t too hard to puzzle together. Jileen and Luke, saw that coming a mile away. Her I found rather annoying and Luke, how is it that he can sense vampires? I’m racking my brain trying to remember if it was explained. Really only thing I found surprising was the spin on Tessa’s blood. Honestly, it wasn’t a bad book, it was just not very riveting for me. That is except for Bailey and Tristan. I just totally loved Bailey! I would love to see her get her own book.
Fire in the Blood is my first book by author Amanda Ashley. While I didn’t find any fire in the book, which the exception of some arson, it was still a passable read. Despite not being able to completely lose myself in the storyline, I would still recommend this book to readers who prefer PNRs that are not too dark.