"Blood Guard" is the first book in a new series about vampires. Tendra is has lived a transient life as her mother frequently moved them. After her mother passes Tendra lives a solitary live until one night everything in her world gets turned upside down when she finds out she's destined to be the mate of a vampire prince.
I had chosen this book because I really like the shifter series that this author writes. It's creative and unique and wildly entertaining. I was expecting this to be a creative twist on vampires but it wasn't. There was nothing wrong with the writing per se but the overall plot was not entertaining to me. The first half was really slow and I almost quit reading around that point. Fortunately it did pick up in the last half but I still wasn't drawn into the plot. The plot was very generic and something that I've read some version of a bunch of times in the paranormal romance genre.
This book was not bad but it also was not what I was hoping for so as a result it ended up being just a meh book for me. If you're looking for a traditional vampire pnr then you might want to check this one out.
Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.
Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .
Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.