My rating: 4 of 5!
Published: the 5th of August 2018
Written by: Yumoyori Wilson
Series: Bloody Desires
Length: 167 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided by the author.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.
The seduction in my blood leads me to my mate, but will it help me open my fragile heart?
Being a private secretary to one of the few billionaires in NYC was an interesting experience. Not only did I get the chance to discover the soft side of my boss, Liam Smith, I fell in love with his compassionate self. Everything seemed like it was finally running smoothly. The only problem was meeting his brother.
Vampires and werewolves never liked to play on the same court, and even with my powers of seduction, I feel this is a task even I, Anastasia of Last Resort, might not be able to handle.
Too bad I don’t have a choice, having to take the job to assist Liam’s brother in whatever jam he’s in. The benefit? Getting to be with Liam, dragging Alexander along, and of course, my little pet Pix sneaking into yet another bag of mine. I guess he didn’t want to miss the action that was about to transpire.
I’m stuck in the middle of a battle between races and my very existence may be at risk if I can’t get my team of testosterone to work together. If I fail, we die. If I succeed, we still may die, but at least I’d be able to get someone to water my cacti.
Will I be able to seduce my way out of this? Or will the seduction in my blood turn sour?
Seduce My Heart picks up right where the previous book left us, with Sia opening the office door only to come face to face with a stranger, who looks identical to Liam. Turns out her vampire mate hadn’t gotten around to explain his family tree. What do you get when a wolf shifter and vampire have kids? A vampire wolf hybrid? Nope, not in this world. Here nature balances itself out by having the mother give birth to identical twins. One wolf and one vampire. While Liam and Brian might look identical, they’re opposites when it comes to their personalities. Where Liam is laid back and easy going, Brian is volatile and almost aggressive. But one thing they do share is the effect they have on Sia. Liam has already made it clear that he doesn’t mind sharing her if needed, and now this opens up the door to Brian, who also fancies her. Brian’s presence only complicates Sia’s already strained relationship with Alexander. Aside from that, things seems to be perfect for Sia. She’s kept busy by the twins, when she agrees to work for both of them. That is right until Sia and Brian gets caught in the middle of some kind of attack, which leaves Sia injured. After she’s taken to safety some of her past, and the mystery of Pix the cat, is revealed.
For me, the situation with Alexander caused Sia to loose some major cool points. She feels neglected by him because he’s not jumping up and down with giddiness on her behalf, whilst she constantly leaves him alone to spend time with Liam and Brian. Does she take just two mere minutes to put herself in her so-called best friends shoes? Nope, she turns it around to a pity party, where she’s the one who has the right to be hurt. Hurt that he isn’t happy for her. Hurt that he isn’t letting her in, and explaining whats going on in his life. Hurt that he isn’t singing her praises and making any love declarations. This made me so annoyed with Sia, that I honestly considered not reading anymore of this series. Because seriously… she’s a freaking badass SUCCUBUS. If she want Alexander that badly, why didn’t she take the first step? Make time for him? Or even just send him a measly text? But then Yumoyori worked her author magic! The reconciliation between Sia and Alexander is so simple, and yet so magical. When Sia owns up to her own mistakes, and suddenly realise what a shitty friend she’s been, I fell right back in love with her.
This book is as fast paced as the first one, and consists of even more love, pain and danger. So many things happens, that there’s hardly any downtime for any of the characters. I love Sia’s power, vulnerability and confidence. At times she is bordering on being too much, but Yumoyori shows how great an author she is, when it becomes clear how much each character compliments the others. I think the clear winner for me, is Pix! That cat is stealing every scene he’s in. He’s just too lovable and his love for bacon, is almost rivalling my own cats love for the meaty treat. On top of everything else, this book also perfectly filters in with the first chapter of the first book, and we finally find out what happens to Sia. This book doesn’t really end on a cliffhanger, though it certainly still leaves me wanting to find out what comes next.
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