Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books, Quercus Books.
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle
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Blood Therapy is a dark contemporary fantasy with humor, mystery, romance and adult situations.
Kismet Knight knows exactly how to handle her clients, but when it comes to her love-life, she's on less steady ground. That was until she met master vampire Devereux, an 800-year-old hunk, who not only managed to convince the entirely rational shrink that vampires really do exist - he also persuaded her to start dating him.
Kismet's still having nightmares after being kidnapped by Lucifer, a psychotic vampire. From a therapeutic perspective she finds his split personalities fascinating - but she's constantly terrified. And Dev's become obsessed with finding Lucifer - before he comes after Kismet again.
So much for her nice, ordinary life.....
I received this book directly from Quercus/Jo Fletcher Books in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Thank you for this brilliant book!
The cover depicts Kismet, in the dress Devereux gives her to wear to a vampire wedding they attend. You also see the rather large cross she is wearing. Whilst the religious symbol does nothing to protect Kismet from Vampires (because they aren't afraid of religious symbols)it is an old expensive piece of jewellery from Devereux's family. Devereux explains to Kismet that if she feels afraid or is in danger all she needs to do is hold the cross and say Devereux's name and he will be summoned to her side.
In this book Kismet is getting more used to dealing with her Vampire clients, so that part of her life seems to be going well.
The problem she is having is with Devereux. Devereux is an 800 year old vampire who is used to being obeyed without question, and Kismet is of course a modern day young woman with a mind of her own who does not wish to bow to Devereux's every whim and wish.
Kismet is also still suffering awful nightmares about Lucifer and his split personality alter ego Brother Luther. As Lucifer has "lost his mind" he is harder for Devereux to track, which irritates Devereux as he thinks he is the Master and should be able to protect his mate. That's another thing Kismet's not so keen on, Devereux's constant comments about her being his mate.
Kismet finds out that being around vampires actually changes your own brain, so she searches out people that can help her control that. Devereux is not so happy about this as it means he is unable to "read" Kismet. So then there's a case of an angry, yet nervous 800 year old vampire. At time Kismet questions her whole involvement with the Vampires as a race as well as her relationship with Devereux. Will Kismet turn her back on the Vampire community....even if she wanted to would her vampire clients let her. Then there's the issue of the side effects of drinking the blood of ancient vampires. The blood is changing her, at first in subtle ways then in much more startling ways. Will her relationship with Devereux survive? Will Kismet change her love interest and finally officially "get it together" with Alan? or someone else? Kismet has lots of difficult decisions and maybe a few sacrifices to make in this book.
I am not going to tell you anymore about the plot as you should discover it for yourself in the correct order whilst reading the book for yourself!
So did I like the book? Loved it! Would I recommend it? As I said with book #1 this is vampires for mum's....and I was going to say not a sparkly vampire in sight....but....you'll see what i mean when you read it lol! Would I read more of Lynda Hilburn's books? Yes
Would I read more of the Kismet Knight Vampire shrink books? YES Please counting down to Bk#3 already.
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