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5 stars for Bloodbond (The Bloodborn Series Book 2) by @SydneyWinward #paranormalromance #bookreview

Title: Bloodbond (The Bloodborn Series Book 2)

Author: Sydney Winward

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb:

Zachariah Degore spent ten years locked under ground as a feral vampire. Now he has to redefine what it means to be healthy and whole. With his human life behind him, he starts anew in the vampire city of Ichor Knell with the vampire shah as his kin. He must prove he is worthy of his place in this new world. Laurel Covaci is vampire elite, she would never court a feral vampire. After two hundred years she has yet to find a mate who meets with her satisfaction. She hides the pain of past hurt and abandonment behind a cold façade. Zach is confident that Laurel is the vampire for him, but can he break through her icy walls and convince her he's the mate she's been waiting for?

My Review:

After years of being feral, Zachariah Degore wants to be treated like a normal vampire. But many still fear he will turn feral, including Laurel Covaci. He fell in love with her at first sight, much to his dismay. She can’t stand the sight of him and rejects him every chance she gets. Ah poor Zach, he’s in love with a woman who is part of the vampire elite, otherwise known as the snobs of Ichor Knell. No matter what he does to win her affections, she stomps on his feelings without giving him another thought. There has to be a reason why she does this and Zach is determined to win her heart. Can he prove to her he’s her mate and will never abandon her?

Bloodbond is book two in the Bloodborn series and what a great addition it is to the paranormal vampire romance genre. The author tackles enemies-to-lovers romance but adds her own spin to it. My heart broke for Zach over and over as he tried to fit into vampire society. His sweetness comes across and the reader feels everything he feels. Laurel, on the other hand, is harder to connect with as she is quite snobby and mean. The more these two interact, the more chemistry there is. I enjoyed the romance between these two, but not the torture Laurel dishes out to poor Zach. The plot moves at a nice easy pace with plenty of angst to please any reader. The world-building Sydney Winward develops over the course of the series so far is brilliant and adds to the reader’s enjoyment. If you’re a fan of intricate descriptive narration, you’ll love Bloodbond. I can’t wait to read the next installment in the series. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Sydney Winward was born with an artistic brain and a love of discovery for new talents. From drawing to sewing to music, she has loved to explore every opportunity that comes her way. At a young age, Sydney discovered her love of writing and wrote her first book at twelve years old, and since then, she hasn’t been able to stop writing. Her active imagination and artistic mind take her away to different worlds and time periods, making every new story a fantastic adventure. When she is not writing (or fawning over animals in the neighborhood) she spends time with her husband and children at home in Utah.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

1 Comment

Barbara Bettis
Aug 10, 2020

Hmm. I'm still mulling over the phrase 'a normal vampire' :) I can't wait to read your book, Syndey.

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