"can love soothe the savage beast?"
Part two of Blood & Sex takes us farther into the soul and
mind of Jonas - singer, club owner now that Michael has
become the padrone of the vampires and also holder of
another, more violent part of himself called Luciano.
Jonas lives alone in a pool house beside the vampires'
mansion because no one really trusts Luciano to behave and
not go on a rampage.
When Michael hears from Khalil that a scientist has
developed a serum to make humans heal as fast as vampires
and that the Agent, a werewolf group, is out to take the
serum and kill its creator, he sends Jonas, who can unleash
Luciano in a micro-second should the need arise. Jonas is
very willing to go but has no idea that the scientist is
none other than the woman he met at his club - Elena.
Elena was dragged along to her co-worker's bachelorette
party but Jonas made sure she left safely when the others
had too much to drink. He had vowed to never see her again
because she made him feel something he had thought
forgotten centuries ago. To keep her safe, he must take
the change of letting Luciano loose and hope he doesn't
Surprise - Luciano actually likes Elena - a lot. She seems
to bring his two warring sides into balance and they will
need that as he tries to get her back to Michael and the
others, to protect her from her ex-boyfriend (werewolf
Agent) who wants the serum far more than he wants Elena.
Tori, Michael's lover and detective, has a lot of cleaning
up to do and many lies to tell to keep the humans from
realizing that some of the monsters in their nightmares are
real. And Jonas risks all he has to keep Elena alive for
himself and for Luciano's redemption.
What a good story! Better than the first in many ways and
I read through it in one sitting because I couldn't put it
down. Here's hoping for part three soon - Ms. Cameron is
on a roll!
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted April 18, 2009