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Author: Belinda McBride
Series: Arcada #3
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook
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.This is a genre that, unless it's extremely cheesy or horribly written, I'm almost guaranteed to love. So I had high hopes for Blacque/Bleu. I'm happy to say that it did not disappoint. It was very well written, had a good story line and had lovable, strong characters.
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.
I really enjoyed Olive and Lukas' characters, both kind of contradictions of themselves. Strong where they should be weak and weak where they should excel. They complimented each other nicely and it worked for the book.
The story line arced nicely, I think. It was steamy and sexy when it needed to be and serious and action-y when it called for it. I fell like the author did a really great job at blending the two and didn't make either overpower the other.
Favorite Character: Oliver and Lukas.
Rating: 4 Stars.
*This book was provided for free by the publishers for review.