Book 88: When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Posted September 4, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s following…and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make.

Publisher: Bantam
Purchased: Won from Library Thing

What I Loved: JK Beck did a fantastic job of weaving the thriller and paranormal romance genres together for this book.  I found the case, with the weaves and turns to be engaging. The romance between Luke and Sara was sizzling. The supporting characters were really well flushed out and enhanced the story immensely.  There are a few I would like to know more about. Overall, this book really delivered on all fronts.

What I Liked: I really enjoyed the angle of a justice system for paranormals.  JK really laid out the system for you and introduced you to many different types of creatures.  It was nice way to show that everyone has the potential of good/bad so don’t always just look at the outside.

Complaints: I really had none!

Why I gave it a 4: I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did but I will be reading the follow-ups.  This world she created is rich and has many layers.  I can tell there will be many stories to tell.  I just hope she keeps writing them 🙂  (I know so far there are 3 in the series)

Who I would recommend it too: Those who read PNR and maybe even those who read thrillers (though there is more sex in this book than a standard thriller)

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