Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Review of My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton
Synopsis from book:
“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”
Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed. When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself.
* NOTE * This will probably be the fastest book I’ve ever reviewed. You see, I want to get on to the second book. It is sitting right in front of me, mocking me, begging to be read. I am willing, I just have to get this review up. Discipline…I am trying!
This is a kick butt first book by Stacy Eaton. We meet Kristin, Julian and Alexander, the three main characters, fairly quickly. When one chapter finishes from their point of view, we see the next from another’s point of view. It is never confusing, but it did take a few chapters for me to get used to. I now love it! It’s so interesting to see how each one felt during the same time frame. It makes it somehow more real. All three are strong and independent characters with admirable qualities, although not so perfect that you want to hang them all! When Kristin learns that she once loved them both, in a previous life, the book heats up in a way that really tickled my fancy! It’s a love triangle made in hell really, one where there seems to be no happy ending, no winners or losers. I love the way the author made it work out. I waffled throughout as to whom I would chose but yet, when I read the end choice, it was as if it was always meant to be that way, no waffling needed. Passion runs high, and I don’t just mean in me * Smile * There are many twists in this story but the plot and the dialogue never suffer from overload. It flows as smoothly as hot butter through popcorn during a great movie. * Hint, Wink * It’s a new take on a vampire read that was as unexpected as it was good, and for me, that is very good. With all the vampire books out there it was a risk taken by Stacy that paid off in spades. Stacy’s love and knowledge of law enforcement shines throughout this book. It is so realistic in its procedures, regulations and detective work. The “cop lingo” and attitudes also strike that realistic chord in me. Even the secondary characters are well written and fit right in. I especially love the interaction with Julian and the bad vampire, Damon.
A refreshing, exciting first book from Stacy. I can’t wait to read book 2 (Blue Blood for Life) and start hounding Stacy for book 3 to be finished. Get ready Stacy, here I come!
I give My Blood Runs Blue
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