Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2)
by Gabrielle Bisset
Genre: Paranormal (vamprire) erotic romance
Length: 270 pages
Formats: ebook and paperback
I am everything forbidden. I am vampire.
Haunted by betrayal, Saint hides in the human world, giving his heart to no one and finding the only solace from his past in the arms of human women. Now as the Archons begin their takeover of the vampire world, this Son of Navarus has been marked for death.
Summoned to defeat the Archons by the world that shunned him, Saint must face his past and Solenne, the woman he loved and lost a century ago, for only in accepting her will his body and soul finally find salvation.
Natalie Gibson's review:
Book 2 is about Saint, a 100 year old vampire outcast for his 'crime' of violating the sacred bond between vampire and sire. Not wanting to give too much away, I won't give a full summary. Saint is somewhat of an anomaly in the vampire world. He doesn't fraternize with other vampires. Not sleeping with vampires, even ones he's made, earns him the nickname Saint. He takes comfort in the momentary comfort with the human women he makes love to, giving them happiness, stealing some of that happiness for himself. The Archons turn their attentions to killing him and he is forced into the arms of Solenne, the woman who he broke all laws to be with and then rejected him allowing him to suffer his sentence alone.
This book is much better than book 1, in my opinion. The twists and turns, flashbacks and subtle undertones made it a great read. The plot was well planned and the tempo was just right. There were no out of place surprises that pulled me from the story. The characters were fleshed and full, complex and complete. There were no places where anyone acted out of character. My one complaint is that the sex scenes with the human women were too explicit and frequent. The point could have been made with one or two scenes or maybe the same number of women but with less detail. It would have made the scenes with his true love a little more effective.
All in all, I really enjoyed the book and would suggest it to readers who love vampire romance.
I award Blood Betrayed 4 satin pillows.
Blood Betrayed earns 4 candle flames - sex and language is hot, graphic, and plentiful.
Come back after Christmas for my review of book #3 of Sons of Navarus. It is about Terek, a mind reading vampire, and is by far the best of the series.