Thicker Than Blood: Book 2 of Angel’s Guardian series by Zeece Lugo
Maxim, heir to the vampire throne, is recalled home after a long, self-imposed exile. With his human mate, Angel, at his side, he hopes to settle matters quickly and return as soon as possible to his idyllic life in New York City. But soon after their arrival, things go horribly wrong. Angel is taken by his enemy, one that will use her as a pawn and stop at nothing to destroy Maxim and wrest the vampire throne from him. Now, the vampire is in a race against time to rescue his beloved from an enemy who knows no bounds.
Angelica is thrilled to accompany her beloved vampire to his homeland. She hopes that visit will help him come to terms with his family, and settle once and for all, the problems that plague them. Hours after they arrive, she discovers that the world she has entered is full of danger and intrigue. A trap has been set, and she falls into the hands of Maxim’s evil enemy. She watches in horror as she becomes the lure used to bring her lover to his death.
Full of romance, suspense, action, humor, and eroticism, this is a fast-paced, riveting read that will leave you wanting more of the same! It is the second in series but is also a stand-alone read. However, after reading Thicker than Blood, you will surely want to read Angel’s Guardian, book 1. NOTE: Not suitable for younger readers.
This is the second book in the Angel’s Guardian series. I’d been waiting for this installment with much anticipation, and I wasn’t disappointed. I loved Angel and Max in the first book. Who doesn’t love a good Beauty and the Beast story? But this one went above and beyond.
At the end of book one, Max was being forced to return home and reclaim his role as King of the Vamps. A role he has run from for decades. With Angel and her children at his side, he goes to face his family. Part of his family loves him and want him to take his rightful place. The other half want him dead so his Uncle, the Regent, can pass the throne onto his own son, Toma. But Toma has plans of his own which ends up endangering everyone he loves.
Two minor human characters from the first book, Jonathan the lawyer and Devian Harris the Mercenary, return for bigger roles. I adore what Zeece did with their characters. Every vamp book I’ve ever read was about humans falling for vamps. What if it was the other way around? Devian may be ugly as sin, but he is a man’s man. *swoon*
Once again, Zeece shows us how talented she is at developing her characters. They spring off the pages, full of life and emotions. Her books are never a dull read. At least not for me.
This story is chock full of action, intrigue, treachery, and heartbreak. And I can’t wait for the next one. If you’re looking for a different vampire book, look no further. I give it 5 vampires.
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