Published: 16 July 2021
Series: Blood Song Duet #1
If Damon mothertruckin’ Salvator taught me anything, it’s that vampires are deadass sexy.
Also filthy rich.
And while bartending pays the bills—mostly—and putting dickhead customers in their place feeds my soul, I’ve got my immortality to plan.
That’s why tonight I’m waltzing into the vampire king of Laurel Cove’s fancy-ass gala, finessing my way past his big, dumb guards, and swiping a priceless diamond right from under his nose. I’ve got it all figured out.
Except I don’t. I know fuck-all about this world. And I, Eden Vaughn, bartender, cat-burglar, and baby vamp would much rather stay in my comfortable human life than deal with the lies, blood, and corruption of this one. I have no idea what I’m walking into. Or that King Julian has no intention of letting me leave.
B Positive is the first in the Blood Song duet and it will end on a cliffy. This is an enemies-to-lovers MF romance with plenty of cursing and sexy times. If any of that offends you, I mean, I warned you, so…
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B Positive by Jewel Killian is a very entertaining read and I thought, a fairly imaginative take on the usual vampire stories.
Eden was only turned as a vampire 1.5 years ago and during much of that period, she hasn’t had an easy time of it. She is sassy and very smart, but she is struggling with issues that started from the point she became a vampire. I found her problems to be really relatable (when is the last time you heard someone say that about vampire problems?) and I thoroughly enjoyed the inside view on her perspective on the world.
Julian is a bit arrogant and he likes to think he knows everything, but he is a king, after all. He tends to assume that he knows best for Eden and normally this would annoy me. But in this case, there’s just enough redemption, due to him attempting to learn how to do better, to keep him from seeming too overbearing.
I absolutely love the inner workings of Eden’s mind. She is snarky & sarcastic, with hilarious descriptions for the things & people around her. I hardly went more than a few pages at a time without finding something funny enough to make me at least smile. And there were plenty of chuckles and full on laughter moments to be had too. A perfect example is the nickname she gives to a certain diamond!
I really enjoyed the vivid descriptions that Jewel Killian used all throughout the book. And little tidbits of info really added to the overall picture of the people and place, such as when Eden is musing to herself about things that she hasn’t expected when she became a vampire. Like still being able to go out in the sun, and continuing to enjoy eating real food. And of course, “who the hell came up with that garlic nonsense?”
“I wasn’t just a cute vampire bartender with a slight vigilante complex.”Eden Vaughn
There’s always the added bonus that if you need a new happiness mantra, you can borrow Eden’s one – “sunshine, rainbows, puppies and mermaids.” She uses it to stave off murderous inclinations, but you may find a less lethal use for it.
The supporting cast in this novel I found particularly likeable. The head of security gets the best nickname (he sounds like a big teddy bear) and Sunny, the kings assistant, adds a really nice extra relationship. But it’s Eden’s best friend Jaxson and his stunning fashion sense that really wins for me.
B Positive kept me wanting more the whole way through, and this carried over right to the cliffhanger end! The benefit for you is that as I’m writing this review, the 2nd instalment in the series – B Negative – had already been released, so there’s no waiting involved (phew!). And if you like a bit of background ambience, there’s also a playlist to accompany the book.
Thank you to Jewel Killian for my copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review and all opinions are my own.
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