Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blood Lovers


3 of 5 stars false
Two men, one secret…a brand new life…
Abandoned to the streets of London as a teenager by homophobic parents, Tamir is rescued by the one person he needs to survive what he is. Vidar is a rich man, happy to offer the suicidal young man a sanctuary where no one can touch him.
Or so they think.
There is something different about Vidar, something that could mean trouble—or death—for both of them. Vidar is harbouring a secret that could destroy both them, and the world of safe havens they’ve created.
But flourishing in a love born of blood, suicide, hate and abandonment, will Tamir and Vidar’s relationship last across their forced separation? Or will their fierce dependency, when combined with the uncontrollable split, send them rocketing on a path that will lead only to their deaths?


****I was given a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review****
Blood Lovers is the story of two men's struggle to survive in a world that never truly accepts either of them. Tamir is kicked to the curb by the people who are supposed to be the ones he can always rely on, his parents. Vidar appears at the moment he needs someone the most, but Vidar has his own secrets that may be enough to destroy them both for good.

The book was a short and fun romp that contained some stumbling points for me. Both characters, Tamir and Vidar are likeable if not flawed. The world building was thorough and descriptive.  The whole premise and ending were far fetched and while that's occasionally one of the nicest things about getting lost in a book, it was a stumbling point for me. It felt like a sudden plot twist that didn't fit with the rest of the book build to that point. It may have been beneficial and better transitioned if it was longer, and therefore we could have gotten more explanation. A good choice for the MM fan looking for a short read to get away from life for a little. 

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