Can a handsome, yet evil vampire be redeemed? Annalice, a single mom and emergency room doctor is faced with this question after she is attacked and held hostage by Asa. He is a century old vampire who is cruel and abusive, yet it is up to Annalice to outsmart him anyway she can.
This is an outstanding first book written by Ms. Atha, she is currently working on her second novel and I am really looking forward to reading it once it is available. She is a medical doctor and her medical knowledge really added an interesting thread into Blood Reaction. This contemporary fantasy is told in the third person narrative from the thoughts and voice of the main protagonist, Annalice.
I loved how this book was written. Ms. Atha started playing with us right on the first page, and by the end of the first chapter I was terrified. Since I knew that this was a vampire book, I knew something bad was going to happen, I just didn’t know when and I really enjoyed the suspense that was created in the beginning. As the story unfolded I thought it was interesting and unique how the medical aspect of the vampires affect on Annalice was described. There was plenty of hot sex, although there was a real roughness to it as well, which I thought was quite realistic.
This is a standalone book, it is well told with lots of suspense and plenty of action. I really enjoyed the ending. I highly recommend this book. If you enjoy reading contemporary fantasy concerning vampires that has a fair bit of sex, which adds to the story (and is not just gratuitous), then you will enjoy Blood Reaction.
My favourite quote from the book: “It’s just not every day you find a vampire in your shower.”