Saturday, March 26, 2011

Infected: Bloodlines

Title: Infected: Bloodlines
Author: Andrea Speed
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-664-4
Genre: {M/M} Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Private Detective Roan McKichan hasn’t had much happiness in his life, but the time he’s shared with his husband Paris has given him the love and joy he never expected to have. Being born with the werecat virus has allowed Roan’s body year to cope with cycle changes, however his new abilities frighten those closest to him. Unfortunately, Paris’ strain of the virus has deteriorated his health over time and makes planning for the future virtually impossible.

Roan’s latest case has him searching for the killer of a girl from a wealthy family. Will the case be enough of a distraction to keep his thoughts from centering on his husband’s health issues? Will Roan get his wish and find a way help Paris battle the werecat virus?

Andrea Speed’s Infected: Bloodlines took me back to one of my favorite couples. Watching Roan and Paris interact is never predictable. Their love and heartrending connection drew me to them and by the end of this story I found myself in tears and wondering about the next chapter to come. I haven’t experienced this type of emotional rollercoaster ride while reading a story in quite some time. There were a mix of highs and lows throughout, and some of the scenes are so touching that I had to stop reading. I wanted to take in every detail and reflect on each sensation the story drew from me.

Ms. Speed has a fantastic way with words. The bits of humor, dashes of sensual scenes between the couple, and the mystery were mixed together perfectly. The story flowed from beginning to end and I can only hope there is more to come. Those who enjoy watching Roan in action will witness his new abilities in action while watching him put fear into those who are foolish enough to cross his path and think he’s a push over. If you’ve enjoyed the previous story you don’t want to Infected: Bloodlines.

1 comment:

andys said...

Can you believe I just found this review? Thank you very much for it!