Saturday, August 14, 2010

Review: Betrayal: The Awakening by Angela Steed

Betrayal: The Awakening by Angela Steed

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Tristan Williamson waited four hundred years for her blood. Believing it holds his cure, he’s ready to end her life and retake his humanity. Present at her birth, he finds killing her is not as easy as he planned. As she grows, befriending her was a dangerous mistake. And when she comes to him as a beautiful woman, falling in love with her could be her ultimate demise.

As a child Anna Carlson worshiped the ground he walked on, believing in his existence as a vampire wholeheartedly until the day he left her. Her bitterness grew over the years, leading her to believe he was nothing but a con. Now, to fulfill the dying wish of her father, she’s destined to find his whereabouts and help him discover a cure she knew nothing about. But when she falls in love with him all over again, she’ll find danger she will never forget.

Drew’s Review

Tristan Williamson, a 400-year-old vampire, is looking for a way to become human again. Someone informed him that a girl’s blood might be the cure to turn him human again. But when he went to drink her blood, he found that he could not do it, so he befriended her. He also made a promise with a bartender, who is his closest friend that he would not drink (or kill) out of need for food. He never said he could not kill out of vengeance though. His promise is tested to the limits many times.

When Anna Carlson was just a girl, she fell in love with Tristan. But Tristan left her and her bitterness grew over the years that he was gone. Now, years later, once she became a beautiful woman, she is going to help Tristan find the cure that he has been looking for, only to fall in love with him again and doom herself to a fate that could ruin her forever.

As I started reading this wonderful novel, I was reminded of the vampire hero of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer: Angel (evil name Angelicus) and Spike. They both had a problem with drinking the blood of humans: Angel because he got his soul back and Spike because of a chip that was planted in his skull. This is a good thing because it helped me relate to the story.

There were so many beautiful twists and turns with this story. Every time I thought that I had the story figured out, there was another twist or turn. I was hooked from the very first paragraph. There is so much that I want to say, but I might be spoiling the best parts of this book if I did. I could not put this book down until the last word.

There are a few sex scenes but I have read these genres of books before and this one was not really that hot. But the love scenes worked pretty well with the plot. I have read many vampire novels, so I thought I knew what to expect, but Angela changed my mind. Her writing is exquisite; she describes in beautiful detail every scene. I give this wonderful story 5 Tea Cups and a heat rating of 2. I would recommend this book to all of my friends and family who enjoy reading paranormal romance. Great job, Angela!

5 Tea Cups!

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1 comment:

Angela Steed said...

Thanks so much Drew for the wonderful review. I'm so happy you liked Betrayal: The Awakening. I hope you'll like the sequel, fingers crossed for a next year release.
Have a lovely week! And good luck with that Accounting degree. =)


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