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Reluctant Partnerships

(Partnership in Blood Spin-Off #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  71 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A spin-off of the "Partnership in Blood" series.
Thanks to the efforts of Raymond Payet and l'ANS, vampires now have the same legal rights as mortals, and research at l'Institut Marcel Chavinier is focusing on the mysterious partnership bonds between wizards and vampires. But the battle for public opinion rages on. When Detective Adele Rougier encounters Pascale Auboussu,
Paperback, 273 pages
Published October 3rd 2011 by Dreamspinner Press (first published October 1st 2011)
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Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of mystery/thriller + romance
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Shelves: ebook, net-galley
Please note: I originally read this series in November 2011. I'm updating the formatting and adding the disclosure that NetGalley provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Synopsis: After her disastrous first partnership, Adele wanted nothing to do with another one. However, returning home after Sunday dinner at l’Institut, she finds a woman preparing to jump off a bridge (Pascale), and leans that Pascale has been forcibly turned by a rogue vampire. While trying to
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This book is exactly what would happen if I were to try writing fiction. I only wish that were a compliment, but there's a reason I don't write. I tend toward the verbose, I am more focused on getting all the information out there than moving the story along, and, in case I hadn't mentioned it, I tend to to write long, winding sentences and not vary my pace enough to keep a reader interested. All of that applies to this book. I adore the premise, the world she's built, the entire concept. She's ...more
Becca Waldrop
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is just amazing. I have love every book so far and am ready to see where the next one leads. Werewolves are coming in to play and that's always fun
Caroline Brand

This book veered away our favourite characters although they were always in the background of the story and remained relevant.

Raymond is now at l’Institut working full time bringing together small groups of wizards and vampires in an educational setting and laying out as truthfully as possible the gains and losses to be had from forming partnerships. At the end of each weekly seminar both groups are offered the chance to see if anyone in the room is their partner,
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Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 star review by Vicki

This title is perfect for this story, it follows two reluctant pairs as they determine whether they want to form partnerships or not.

Pascale is attacked one night by a mysterious vampire and left on her own. She has no idea what has happened and is ready to jump off a bridge, when Adele comes across her. She takes her to l’Institut for help. Pascale is taken on to Angelique at Sang Froid in Paris for some vampire training, and she and Angelique have a wonderful conversation
Joe Young
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Book has an interesting premise, Vampires aren't just cruel and evil demons. This book cast Vampires and Human Wizards as mutually beneficial partners with the ability to make a Vampire tolerant to Sunlight and strengthen them while at the same time lengthening a Wizards life and adding a portion of the Vampires abilities as well but, only through feeding. This only comes with finding the magical attraction that foretells a possible partnership. The Vampires and Wizards formed an alliance to sur ...more
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FYI-There are really two romances going on in the midst of hunting the rogue vampire. One M/M between Denis and Martin, and the other not as prominent, and F/F, between Adele and Pascale.

It's another well written and plotted addition to the family of books. The world building I've come to expect from this talented author continues, there are good descriptions, a smooth flow within the complicated plot, nicely developed personalities and relationships, and believable problems. I e
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Reluctant Partnerships, the second spinoff novel from the Partnership in Blood series, expands the family of partnered Vampire/Wizard pairs with the addition of Adele and Pascal, and Denis and Martin. The series as a whole is very good and I've truly enjoyed each of the books. However, Reluctant Partnerships left me a bit disappointed. So much of the story focused on the two burgeoning relationships that very little else was explored. The one consistent quality of this series has been the juxtap ...more
Chancey Knowles
Plenty of other reviews. Very solid, consistent series with some unique twists. Great characters and interesting world building. For fans of the genre this series is a must, but I would recommend it for nearly anyone except those with an aversion to M/M or vampires. Read the spinoff series before reading the last 2 books in the main series for chronological order.
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Dreamspinner Press: Reluctant Partnerships by Ariel Tachna 1 9 Oct 03, 2011 06:33AM  
Ariel Tachna lives outside of Houston with her husband, her daughter and son, and their cat. Before moving there, she traveled all over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where she found her husband, and India, where she dreams of retiring some day. She’s bilingual with snippets of four other languages to her credit, and is as in love with languages as she is with writing.

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