Friday, December 17, 2010

Blood Heat by Maria Lima

First Published in 2010
by Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster

Paperback : 351 pages

ISBN : 978 - 1 - 4391 - 6777 - 9

The summer heat wave that’s hit Rio Seco, Texas, has even the vampires complaining, but now that Keira–the Kelly Heir–is home from Vancouver, the weather isn’t the only thing too hot to handle.

Keira should be setting up her court and planning the big reception at which she and her consort, vampire ruler Adam Walker, will receive the magical leaders from the local area, but pomp and circumstance just aren’t Keira’s thing, especially not with trouble smoldering in her domain.

A werewolf couple has mysteriously gone missing from a local pack, and when Keira is asked by their leader to investigate, she finds that some dissatisfied neighbors may have been taking, well, strong action against the wer community–action that could be repeated and could involve Keira and those she loves.
With the reception looming and danger fast blazing out of control, the pressure is on Keira to keep Texas safe for supernaturals. Sometimes, it’s just not that great to be Heir….

I was soooooo looking forward to this book coming out ... when I read the other 3 in the series, I loved every minute of them. The story line had me hooked from the beginning, and through every page right to the end.

With this new installment, I kept turning the page thinking maybe something interesting would happen and captivate me ... but to be honest it didn't. It was only at the end, when they finally got to the reception and began to meet the supernaturals that attended, and then whammo ... something that I didn't see coming - pity there wasn't a few more pages to really wet my appetite.

Personally I think there were way too many 'mind' conversations, long glimpses into thoughts and over length explanations about the history of some of the characters in the book.

I can only hope that when the 5th installment is finally out and I buy it, that I am not disappointed like I was this one.

RATING : 5/10

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