Review of Second Nature (Blood at First Sight #1) by Marie Lavender

Second Nature

A Crazy Twisting Ride!


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 153 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

She never expected it…

Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.

She was unlike any other…

Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.

Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Desiree thought she had the life until she caught her husband in bed with another woman, now she’s just trying to make a life for herself. With her sister newly married and expecting it’s a little heavy on her heart, but she’s truly happy for her and continually shows it.

Alec has been around a long time, he’s had his love and lost her to her own demise, but he never ever expected to find someone who made him feel again…let alone a human.

Each thought they’d known passion and love, but neither truly experienced it until they found each other.

“But … sometimes I look at you and I can’t breathe. You rob me of words.” 

Second Nature started out with a bang. It pulled me right in, captivating my attention…but then it just kind of fell flat. There’s a mild conflict toward the end, but good overpowers evil and then it’s done. There was a slight anticipation that it was coming, but nothing that built up suspense toward it.

As for the love story between Desiree and Alec it started with a creepy infatuation that led straight to carnal animalistic actions that despite denial both parties enjoyed very much.

“Oh my God, she thought, as the evidence began to trickle down her inner thigh. She had been attacked. Violated. And it only got worse; she had submitted to him, let him take her.” 

The connection they are able to share because of their gifts made for interesting turns, but the whole ‘I love you and that’s why I have to let you go’ part seemed a little dramatically overplayed. All I know is that I felt so badly for Alec after they separated; poor guy thought he was going insane.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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