There are only two ways a human can cross the gates of Bloodstone Institute: as a familiar to one of the Blueblood vampires who attend the elite school or as a snack.
I’m neither, but I have to get in at all costs. My brother made a big mistake, and now I have to fix it by stealing from the most powerful and cruel vampire to ever come to Bloodstone, Lucca Della Morte. If that wasn’t almost suicidal, I need to get it done before the spell concealing my human nature wears off.
But I forget that I’m only pretending to be a vampire. I’m still human and susceptible to Lucca’s dangerous allure. His darkness calls to my soul. His savagery makes my blood sing. I’m falling for the dark prince, craving him in a visceral way that’s frightening and exciting at the same time.
If he discovers my secret, he’ll destroy me. And yet, I can’t help wanting to get closer. I never thought I had a death wish until I met him.
This story is paranormal fiction about a dark prince who is cursed and quite a jerk who falls for a human. The story is filled with intrigue, steamy scenes, and an action-packed storyline. The vampire prince eventually becomes a swoony heartthrob, and this new adult paranormal romance becomes more enjoyable. The first book in the series is intriguing and makes me want to read more in this unique storyline with many wonderful characters.
Lucca, Saxon, Roman, and his sister Manu are all out together. Lucca is a vampire; he just woke from a ninety-five-year nap, satisfying his blood and lust at a local club. A waitress poisons him then tries to steal from him, but he lets her go. He has bigger fish to deal with.
We jump back in time with Vivi, which I guess will explain the events of the first chapter. Vivi is young, just barely an adult; she is also in a band she is jaded by a troubled life. Vivi has a brother who gets into trouble a lot but not like this. This time he got into mischief with some dragon shifters. The paranormal seems to be known and accepted in this book. Except only in Salem, as soon as you leave, you forget everything to protect the secret except her and her brother are immune to this.
It explains the first chapter but does not entirely leave you guessing just a little. Lucca gives us some answers, mainly information about a curse, his nap, and how the world has changed. Vivi fails her mission but gets another chance with a potion and enrolling at the school where they train vampires. One conversation with the king and I now have a speculative idea on Vivi may come into play for the bluebloods. We’ll see if I’m right.
This school is intriguing, and Vivi’s time there is riddled with danger and many foes who don’t realize who she is, but Lucas can’t seem to contain himself either. Ohh, all things get revealed through blood memories, which is kind of creepy but pretty cool. There are many surprises and tiebacks in those memories, but Lucca and Vivi finally profess love for each other and go beyond their current relationship.
The end of this book leads into the next one but with different main characters. We do get more information on the character that we’re in this book. This book was steamy, and it did contain multiple points of view to read with a great under of the characters and the memories.
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This book is book 1 in the BlueBlood Vampire Series that is currently not complete.