Second Nature (Blood at First Sight Series, #1) by Marie Lavender (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Second Nature

Title: Second Nature (Blood at First Sight Series, #1) 

Author: Marie Lavender

Published Date: December 9th 2014

Genre:  Paranormal Romance


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She never expected it…

Desiree Edwards has a problem. She’s been attacked, kidnapped and forced to get along with a vampire of all things. It’s something right out of the story books she reads, or her worst nightmare. But, sometimes he’s not the monster he appears to be. He seems so humanlike that she can’t help it when her emotions betray her, when her body betrays her. To make matters worse, she finds out more about herself than she ever wanted to know.

She was unlike any other…

Alec has a problem. The animal in him wants Desiree. But, so does the man. The more he learns about her, the harder it is to deny what he wants. But, he’s a freak, and she’s just a human. The two species don’t mix that way. Then an old enemy surfaces and Alec is forced to make a choice. His life or hers.

Can Alec’s soul be saved by this unique human? Or will it be far too late?


***Contains Graphic Sex, Strong Language or Adult Situations. Not for young readers***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
This book is a paranormal romance book and it starts off a bit on the odd side – It begins with Alec stalking Desiree based on one glimpse and smell of her.  I thought that the story was a bit slow going for the first few chapters but once Desiree and Alec actually meet the story gets much more interesting and has a much quicker pace.

The author made sure that the fact that Desiree was weary of men, relationships and getting close to anyone jumped right out to the reader.  I felt like this was important for the story.  Alec was also weary of being alone, getting too close to anyone and being out in the sunlight – and they both had good reasons for the way that they were.  The author did an amazing job with the details of the characters and the reader was able to feel a connection to them.  The details that the author used to describe Baltimore and the surrounding areas was spot on – including the restaurants and this made me love the book even more.  If you have never been to Baltimore it will feel like you have after you finish reading this book!

The plot did start out a bit slow but by the middle you are hoping that it was a never-ending story.  The reader can barely keep up with the twists, turns, loops and curves that the author throws out.  The reader also can feel the emotions of the characters through the descriptive writing that the author uses.  The ending was a bit of a cliffhanger in the fact that the reader wants to know what happens next to the characters that they have bonded with throughout the journey.

This is a fun read that has a bit of a different take on vampires and their blending into society. If you like vampire stories you will enjoy this one! Make sure that you add it to your TBR list and add it soon – it is a great afternoon read!


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