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Juliette is traveling to New Orleans for a business meeting with her father's client, a Mr. Andre Lescarbeau, the man she had an affair with. Not that she knew it was an affair until after he left without saying good-bye and she found out he was married. Now, he's the last man on earth she wants to have anything to do with.
Andre Lescarbeau regrets what he's done to Juliette Bishop, though the secret she thought he was hiding, a wife, is a lie. The secret he hid from her was much more dangerous than Juliette could ever imagine... Andre Lescarbeau is a vampire. An unmarried vampire at that.
As soon as Juliette arrives in New Orleans, so does a terrible storm that forces her to spend a rain drenched night with Andre and a few other blood thirsty beings that open up Juliette's view to a world she had no idea existed.
I've loved Laurie London's Sweet Blood series from the very beginning and this little novella is just a peek into her vampire world. If you haven't read any of her other books, you shouldn't be lost in this. She makes sure there's a bit of everything from her sexy vampire world and plenty to tease you into wanting more.
This short story had you from page one. You wanted him to be the good guy and for him to get the girl in the end. This story has it all love, romance , sex , violence, and history. Great read. I was given this book for an honest review.
This is a very quick read. I know in the description it says that this is a short story, but I was still surprised when I came to the end. With that being said, I really enjoyed this story. The writing is great. There is a beginning, middle and end. Situations are explained and tied with a nice little bow, lol. So why 4 stars instead of 5 stars? The only thing that really bothered me in the whole story. That was how quickly Juliette just accepted, not only the existence of vampires, but that Andre was one. No shock, denial, or revulsion. Just, "Oh, ok, you're a vampire." Like they were talking about the weather! I seriously thought that I missed a couple of pages.
Paranormal can be very addictive and enticing reads and Laurie London’s short novella “Enticed By Blood” is just that, tempting and enticing.
Juliette Bishop comes face to face with her former lover Andre Lescarbeau when she comes to New Orleans to take care of business on her father’s behalf when he falls ill. One night between Juliette and Andre has left both with unforgettable memories. Juliette feels betrayed as she thinks Andre was cheating on his wife, and Andre has a secret that seen the light of day would destroy him and his love.
As they both get stormed in, evil forces are out to destroy Andre and Juliette gets in the crosshairs of death. As secrets come to light, her love for Andre is put to test and Andre has to trust Juliette with his secret and his heart.
Super short novella yet very captivating and intense, “Enticed By Blood” will keep you entertained and hooked and Laurie London sure can keep her readers enthralled with her short novellas or her regular length books. She is another cool paranormal writer and I enjoy her books a lot. This is part of the Sweet Blood Vampire Series and was originally published in the Mammoth Book Of Southern Gothic Romance.
Received and ARC from the author for an honest review.
Enticed by Blood by Laurie London was a great read and very quick. The story and characters are charming and draw you in. Love that Juliette is a strong woman and believes in her morals and sticks to them. Andre and his old world charm was sweet and delightful in this modern day world that sometimes lacks the chivalry we imagine of days past. Would have liked a little more detail on character description, found it a bit hard to picture them in my mind. I realize that it is a short story, but would have liked a bit more insight from the characters in addition to the lesser characters in the book. A bit disappointed that it was so short and again lacking a bit in descriptions Had it read in about an hour. Definitely a must read though and a new series on my list! (copy gifted in exchange for honest review)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a really quick short story that takes us into the world of Andre (a "good" vampire) and Juliette (his human ex-girlfriend). There's romance, action, and a little sex.
Juliette finds herself tasked with talking to her ex, a task everyone dreads. He didn't even properly break up with her. Instead, she found out he left the hotel he was staying at with his wife (who he didn't even know existed). Andre had to force himself to leave Juliette because human/vampire relationships just never worked. He made up a lie that was sure to keep her away and ran back to his hotel business in New Orleans. During their relationship, however, he made a deal with Juliette's father to get some woodworking done. It didn't seem like a big deal until they encountered an issue and she got sent right to his doorstep.
While they both resist it, a storm conspires to bring these two back together. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that evil vampires (not the good ones, like Andre) are lurking about. To save Juliette, Andre's got to get over his fears and face his true feelings about Juliette. There is a lot of cute romance and chemistry jammed into this short read. It really convinced me to check this world out a bit more in the future.
This was gifted to me for my honest review. This is a Sweetblood Novella by Laurie London. I couldn't put this book down till I got to the end of the story. I love the Sweetblood series. Enticed by Blood is the story of Andre and Juliette. Juliette went to New Orleans for her father and to save a business contract. Juliette never wanted to see Andre again. But now she is stuck because of a storm. She just wanted to fix the contract and get the hell out of town and as far away from Andre as possible. Andre never thought he would see Juliette again and now here she was sitting across from him at his restraunt. He had to fight his desire for her. He let her believe that he was married, but during the storm he finally tells her he isn't married. But Andre and Juliette were in love and meant to be together. They finally realized that they are now going to spend eternity together. I give Enticed by Blood 5 stars. I recommend this series for anyone into paranormal romances. Can't wait for the next installment to the Sweetblood series.
This was the first book by Laurie London that I have had a chance to read, and it wont be the last. This book is a short read but it does not take the story line out. I absolutely love strong lead characters that you can fall for and Juliette was no exception, she is strong minded, caring and a handful all in the same breath. Andre has a strong alpha personality that you find yourself very drawn too, but underneath all that huff you notice a sweet guy. The story had me pulled in right from the very start and i loved how the author tells us a backstory as well. The chemistry between the pair is strong and unmistakable.I can not wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and see where it will take me.