I've read a lot of paranormal romances in my time. When I started Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride I expected the same old run of the mill werewolf story.boy was I happily surprised by the fresh and intriguing storyline and loveable, complex and sexy characters this book has. Blacque/Bleu is the second book I've read from this author and so far, this is my favorite book I've read by Ms. McBride.

It's not easy being Lukas Blacque. He's a werewolf, and son of the Alpha he's expected to one day take over the role and be a leader of his pack, but Lukas has no desire to do so. Also, Lukas lives with a secret that could be the death of him.he's attracted to men. This attraction has caused Lukas to be very cautious about letting people into his life. He deliberately lives away from his father and his community in hopes to be left alone so he can live his own life. Lukas has tried to push his desires aside. But, for the past few months he's been captivated by his next door neighbor, Oliver Bleu, who happens to not only be male, but he's also a vampire. As the two men become acquainted and soon give into their forbidden attraction for each other. But, as Blacque and Bleu start forming an incredible bond and love between them, they are plagued by forces that are determined to pull them apart.

I loved this book! Both Lukas and Oliver are amazing heroes. Both characters are complex , very sexy and deliciously flawed. They were also perfect for one another. It was great watching these two seemingly opposite men become an amazing partnership that will live long in my heart for many days to come. The dynamics and intense chemistry between them made every scene they had together sizzle with a profound passion.

Ms. McBride really knows how to captivate this reader's attention by writing a beautiful love story that felt like it breathed off of the written page. All of her characters really seemed to come to life and the world that she built for them was well thought out and stylishly written. I highly recommend Blacque/Bleu for anyone who loves a hot, sexy and uniquely creative paranormal homoerotic romance.

Book Blurb for Blacque/Bleu

Celebrating "Coming Out Day" 2010

Lukas Blacque is a deeply closeted werewolf, and almost more than anything in life, he desires his neighbor, Oliver Bleu. Oliver is a vampire who is slowly dying from insomnia. More than anything, he needs Lukas Blacque and the rich blood that flows through his veins.

On the day that Blacque makes an important commitment to his family and pack, he also succumbs to temptation and agrees to a passionate weekend with the alluring vampire. At sunset on Friday, it’s all about urgent lust and the drive to lose his virginity. When the sun rises on Monday, lust has shifted to love and devotion. He's not sure he can walk away, even for the commitment he's made. He's even less sure Bleu will let him go.

In Blacque’s world, vampires and werewolves make uneasy bedfellows, and a gay werewolf is an impossibility. In Bleu’s world, all living creatures are little more than vessels for food and sex. But in the mysterious and magical town of Arcada, the unexpected is always waiting right around the corner. Now Blacque and Bleu just need to survive long enough for Arcada’s magic to work for them.

Publisher's Note: Blacque/Bleu is related to Chrysalis and Mad at the Moon, which are available at Changeling Press. This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Bondage, domination, male/male sexual practices, violence.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 5.00