Tempted by Blood
by Laurie London
Published February 28, 2012 by HQN
He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of his dark nature—deadly urges that threaten to consume him. And those cravings only intensify when he meets Arianna Wells, the human he's been assigned to protect.
Smart and perceptive, Arianna doesn't seem like a dangerous temptress. Yet she awakens in Jackson an unstoppable need that, if left unchecked, will brand him a traitor…a crime punishable by death. But soon their bond may be Arianna's only hope. For stalking her in the shadows is a merciless enemy—one who will stop at nothing to claim her completely...
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Arianna Wells knows there is something more in the shadows of the night. Her Mother was taken by them when she was a child and she won’t rest until she discovers what lurks in the darkness. She spends her free time investigating paranormal activities and writing about them, (as Icy Shadows), on her blog, Paranormalish. When her young cousin is almost captured, again, by Darkblood vampires who want to drain her unique “Sweet Blood” and sell the vials to the highest bidders, her world changes forever. The sexy vampire Guardian who saves them is unable to wipe her memory and so begins a high speed adventure that challengers her trust and her heart!
Guardian Jackson Foss has enough on his plate without the complication of Arianna and the raging desire he feels for her. Named a playboy by his peers, only he knows his cravings for human energy and blood has escalated. He fears he is becoming a revert- an out of control vampire just like his ancestors. Tasked with guarding Arianna and her young cousin, he is torn between passion and his fear that he could harm them. He is taken by Arianna’s strength and courage and finally gives in to his passions. With the Darkbloods hot on their trail will he be able to protect the one woman who has found a place in his heart... not only from the Darkbloods... but from himself?
Although the war between vampire sects is not a new story, Laurie London puts an inventive spin on it that is new and refreshing. The plot is fast paced and suspenseful and the depth of the main characters is the perfect balance of angst and erotic sizzle! Although the third in her wonderful Sweet Blood Series, this book is also a perfect stand alone story. Having said that I highly recommend that you purchase the first two books, as once you have experienced this series you WILL want more of these delicious Guardians!