Did not like this book.Put it down ,picked it up.I finished it,but it was a chore.
Did not like this at all, couldnt get into the story
I had mixed feelings when I started this book based on the reviews I saw on this site. I am glad that I decided to read the book anyway.
Although the story was a little slow getting started, it turned out to be a great story - with great twists in Vampire lore. The story had a little bit of everything in it - action, adventure, romance, and of course back story since it is the first book. I liked the main characters - Rafael and Grania - and I loved reading their story (the sense of honor, the dreams, etc). I also thought that the mix of Spanish language in the book did not detract from the story - it just gave it that little bit of something extra - made it more exotic, but not over the top.
I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series to see how the main conflict plays out. I recommend this book!
This book is very hard to read if you do not speak Spanish. It has a lot of Spanish words and I found myself trying to the glossary in the back more often then reading.
Whiteside writes a confusing story, while using Spanish and French phrases, which distances the reader from the plot. Halfway through the book I stopped flipping to the glossary in hopes of gaining the general jest of the story by reading on.
This simple story could have been told much easier without the extensive references to different cultures and veterinarian backgrounds. In my opinion, the author should have used the pages wasted on the glossary to further explore the past and background of the main characters. I did not feel a connection with any of them, and new names were thrown in the middle of the story without proper introduction. While writing this story, Whiteside was too focused on difficult wordplay, exploring different languages and experimenting with complicated ways to phrase simple descriptions.
Overall this was a good book. It was a little slow in the beginning. I was a little put off by the Spanish words used throughout. There is a glossary in the back of most of the Spanish words, but not all. I found myself going back there over and over so I could understand what was going on. The last half of the story was great, and I had a hard time putting it down. There were a lot of "flashback" type parts, but it connected the story together nicely.
Great paranormanl suspense. A torchered vampire must break his oath to save the woman he loves but will it be the right thing to do?
This book took me awhile to get into but once I did, I couldn't put it down! Very exciting, sexy, and suspenseful!
I was really looking forward to beginning this series of books, as I'm from Texas. Unfortunately, it was difficult to get through. It picked up towards the late middle, but it still seemed like a chore at times. There is so much Spanish, that it's cumbersome and distracting.
I feel like I missed something - like there were gaps in the story. I don't know... it just really didn't do it for me. Even most of the steamy parts made me go, "Um... yeah."
The subject was well written and interesting. However, it was not what I have come to expect from Diane Whiteside as it relates to "steamy" novels
eh? Probably not an author I'll read again....not intriguing enough...
This is the first book I have read by this author--like the other's it was distracting, at first, to have to flip to the glossary, but about a 1/4 of the way into the book, I couldn't put it down. The plot and characters were intense and not so mushy. Great read and there are several "sex" scenes in the book. I will definitely be on the prowl for the 2nd book in the series.
Very hot. There are Spanish phrases but are easy to understand. A new turn on vampires.
Diane Whiteside is an excellent writer. She's created a new world of Texas vampires and their lust for life. Don Rafael is old fashioned in the truest sense (700 years existing on earth) and his new love interest is smart and sassy, if a bit guarded. Sex scenes are hot, but romance is a little stilted. This is the second Diane Whiteside book I have read, and she is definitely a talent to keep track of.
good book , sometimes the spanish was a bit much, had to keep flipping to the glossary,(like i'm going to remember!) lol i will read the second book:bond of fire.
"Bond of Blood" is an appealing Vampire Romance. Whiteside's main protagonists are well-developed, her writing consistent with other books in this series. The book is a fast-paced easy read, an excellent choice for a plane or train trip.