Blood and Roses by Aislinn Kerry

Samhain Publishing

Paranormal M/M

ISBN: 978-1-60504-825-3

Reviewed by Shayna

   

 

Arjen might be the only person in the world not enamored with vampires.  So when Maikel van Triet walks through the doors of the brothel Arjen works at, the last thing the young prostitute wants is Maikel for a client.  Yet Arjenís dislike of Maikel is exactly the thing that attracts the vampire to him, though not for his usual services.  Week after week, Maikel comes to Arjen wanting blood, a bed, and stories of the daytime world he has not seen for centuries.  Their arrangement becomes complicated when both men realize thereís more between them than business.  But what kind of future could there be for a prostitute and an immortal?

Subtle sexual tension winds itself around the reader in the enthralling Blood and Roses.  Aislinn Kerry drew me into this story like a vampire lures the object of their desires.  I enjoyed watching Arjenís feelings for Maikel develop; first dislike, then a confused love/hate, to finally something more indefinable and sweet.  Maikel is the far more open of the two, which was a plus for me as a reader, as the story is told in the first person from Arjenís point of view.  Nothing in Blood and Roses is simple, and I am sure many readers will enjoy the twists, turns, and unexpected tenderness of Arjen and Maikelís relationship as much as I did.  Simply enchanting!

     

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