Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN 13: 9780758250957
Source: Publisher, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Erotic Historical Paranormal Romance
Series: Blood, book #5
Best read in order: no, works as a stand-alone
I hate certain surprises in book. This is partially my own fault, but I did look for this information before I accepted this book and the back cover blurb didn’t give me enough info on this. This is the 5th book in a series and it is a historical.
Being the 5th book in the series was not a problem. Blood Secret works excellently as a stand-alone. I looked at the previous four books and as far as I could tell the main characters from those books did not have a role in this book. That was a shocking surprise. Most series books have to be followed in order.
I am not a big fan of historical romances. There are several aspects within that genre that really drain a book for me. I think the fact that Blood Secret is an erotic book prevented some of those annoying aspects from rearing their ugly heads. I know that Lucy not being human also made the pages flow for me.
Lady Lucy Drake is offering her innocence to the Duke that her brother has become indebted to. Her brother Jack has gambled, drank, and whored away her family’s monies. As a proper lady Lucy has no source of income and she is still unwed, thus her innocence is all she has to offer. The Duke intends to thoroughly debauch her, for an entire fortnight.
The Duke of Greystone (Sinjin) had his own calculated reasons to keep Jack indebted to him. Sinjin has been looking for his nephew that has been kipnapped from him. He believes that Jack not only knows where the child is but that he was also involved in the taking of the child. Sinjin is willing to do anything to get his nephew back. He is even willing to take all that Lucy is offering and more in hopes that she knows where his nephew is.
This book is titled very appropriately. Everyone has secrets. Lucy is hoping that the secret of her being a dragon is never discovered. Sinjin hopes that Lucy does not find out about him being a vampire and exactly how he uses his vampire skills. Lucy’s brother Jack is in far more trouble with more people than she realizes.
Many of the revelations at the end of the book are jaw dropping shocking.
I recommend Blood Secret to fans of historical romance who like their books filled with numerous paranormal elements, scorching hot sex scenes, and plenty of action.