Title: Bittersweet Blood
Tara Collins just wants to be normal. Everyone else wants her dead.
Tara’s eccentric aunt raised her to be fearful of the world and follow the rules. But after her aunt’s death, Tara is ready to take control and experience life for the first time. But she quickly discovers that everything she’s been told is a web of lies. Determined to solve the mystery of who she is truly, she hires private investigator to help her uncover the truth.
Christian Roth is more than your average PI. A vampire and ex-demon hunter, Christian lives among the humans, trying to be “normal.” But recently, things seem to be falling apart. There’s a crazed demon hell-bent on revenge hunting him down, and a fae assassin on the loose with an unknown target. And the Order he abandoned desperately needs his help.
As the secrets of Tara’s past collide with the problems in Christian’s present, she finds herself fighting her attraction to the dark and mysterious investigator. Falling in love does not fit into her plans at all, but Tara soon learns that some rules are meant to be broken.
Author: Nina Croft
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Descartes Legacy, Temporal Shift, Flying Through Fire, Falling for the Bad Girl
Series: The Order
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: February 18, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Is this a re-release? Where the heck was I when this first came out? I’ve read my fair share of PNR’s and although I’ve heard of this author, I’ve never heard of this one, nonetheless the series. I’m so glad that this came across my lap. Thoroughly entertaining from the very first page.
Tara Collins is in search of something. She knows that she was raised differently and now that her aunt has passed away, she’s looking for answers as to why. There may be a little problem with that though. She doesn’t have much to go from, so she hires a private investigator to help. Meanwhile, she’s also decided to break a few rules that her aunt put in to place. Rules that she has no idea are actually there to help protect her. From what, you ask? Seems like everything…
Christian Roth is a billionaire. Ok, that doesn’t really matter, I just thought I’d throw that out there. Actually, he’s the PI Tara hires. Ironically, he’s more than a PI. He’s a vampire and not just any. He’s the former leader of the Order (you’ll have to read to find out what they are) and loves kicking some demon arse. He loves feeding off of demons too. After smelling (yes, smelling) Tara and getting some background information, he’s more determined than ever to help her. Ok, there’s more to it. He likes her. Like…a lot. Hmmm, I wonder why?
This was a clever story line. Although not unusual, it had a few differences in the supernatural realm that I appreciated and enjoyed. I liked each of the characters. Between humans, shapeshifters, demons, faes, vampires and werewolves, we’re fully entertained. I REALLY liked a few of the twists. But I LOVED the relationship between Christian and Tara. More so, I enjoyed watching Tara blossom, coming to terms with who/what she was and finally sticking up for herself. I like the way this ended. Even before I knew that this was an “already written” series, I was wondering who’s story would be next. Why? Because the ending left us with so many different possibilities as to what’s to come. And I can’t wait.