Bad Blood by L.C. Davis (Joel Abernathy)
As soon as I finished Bad Blood, I bought the next two books in the series and devoured them too. So my review might actually reflect my impression of the series and not the first book exclusively.
Anyway, I think it says a great deal about how engaging these books are.
It’s all yummy intrigue and hot sexytimes (MMM+). Dark secrets and paranormal societies. Vampire diaries meets Days of Our Lives only in a more adult version. Nothing is black and white, and a friend from yesterday may be an enemy tomorrow, or vice versa. Enemies with benefits couldn’t be a truer description.
Synopsis: Chase is a snarky and fabulous pre-Med student with boyfriend troubles. But his life takes a drastic turn when he’s sacrificed by a cult – consisting of his best friends (!) – and then wakes up in the morgue with a thirst for blood and possessed by the cult’s deity. Now he must navigate his new existence, and handle both his former “friends” as well as a goddess set on taking over his body. The cult claims that Chase now belongs to them, and despite how he hates the idea he’s also coming to realize that he might actually need them.
Bad Blood is simply great entertainment.
In particular, I appreciated the complicated situation Chase finds himself in when he’s forced to make friends with his literal murderers.
Chase is truly as fabulous as they come. And that makes for absolutely glorious reading. And the particularly juicy situation of Chase now needing lots of blood and sex to stay alive forces him to get real close with the entire cult. All four of them.
They’re not love-hate relationships, more like hate-hate with a side of hot, sweaty nookie.
The four guys in the cult are all very different characters which creates interesting dynamics, within the group and in relation to Chase. It’s these differences that drives the story and creates the intrigue. The guys all want different things and they’re all willing to go to great lengths to get what they want. Meanwhile Chase is the new toy that everyone wants to get their hands on.
This is a wild ride for sure. Well written with a fast pace. Interestingly, the point of view shifts between all the guys. Of course, Chase gets the most space since he’s the main character, but it’s important to the story to get into the heads of all of them.
I can just say: Highly recommend. 4 strong stars.
* A complimentary e-copy was provided by Gay Romance Reviews *