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Seduced by Blood

(Sweetblood #4)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  362 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions:

Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors…

Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface—a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region comm
Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by HQN (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, listened
3.5 stars.

Santiago is the Guardians' boss and when an operation went wrong and Dom and a number of Guardians were seriously hurt, he asks Roxy, Lily's teacher, to go undercover as his girlfriend to find if there's a traitor within the Guardians.

I'm not sure I like Santiago, he has a tendency to throw tantrums and seems to lead by fear and bullying... not something I associate with a strong hero. Roxy, on the other hand, makes a strong and sympathetic heroine and is able to get along with most p
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 3.5/5

There’s a potential traitor within the Guardian’s ranks and after an op gets sabotaged and an explosion injures the team of Guardians, including (one of my favorite characters!) Dom, Santiago has to step up the search to figure out how the Darkbloods are getting past all their security measures. In the Northwest filling in for a honeymooning Lily is Roxy, one of the best tracker’s in the country and she’s tasked with teaming up with Sant
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of vampire romance with an action packed story!
Laurie London's vampires are beyond seductive!

The Sweetblood series continues with Guardian commander Tristan Santiago. When a team of Guardians are attacked while raiding a Darkblood warehouse in Seattle, their commander realizes there must be a traitor in their midst. To uncover the truth and find the traitor, Santiago enlists the help of Roxanne Reynolds, an ex-Guardian turned teacher who now works at the Tracker Academy in Florida and temporarily filling in for her friend Lily. Roxy's skills
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I really liked the structure of this book. London starts off slowly by first concentrating on building up the characters and their romance. This was one of the shortcomings of Tempted by Blood in my opinion, I had a hard time buying into the relationship because it was too much, too soon, too fast. I'm happy to report that Laurie London is back on track with this installment. Seduced by Blood is passionate, lively and well put together. This is my favourite book so far in
Jen Davis
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Not every book in this series has been created equal, but I think this is definitely one of the strongest installments.

The story features Santiago, regional commander of the vampire Guardians. (And for those of you following along from the previous books, the boss of Dominic, Lily and Jackson.) He's gruff and impatient. He's domineering and prone to outbursts. But there is much more to him than that. He's also a man full of angst and self-loathing for his own failings. He tortures himself (liter
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May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVED LOVED LOVED Santiago's book...

OMG!!! Roxy takes him on a run for his money. They are just to perfect for each other.

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AAAhhh, it is good to be back in the world of the Sweetbloods.

Seduced by Blood is Laurie London’s fourth book in the Sweetbloods series. We finally get to look deeper into the fearless leader Tristan Santiago. *drool*

Santiago, as everyone calls him, is the tough as nails, no feeling, will rip your head off if you don’t do what he says leader of the Pacific Nor
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! This was my first look into the Sweetblood series and even though it is book 4 I didn't find myself confused as this was easily read as a stand alone novel.
For me it was really the characters that really made this story for me as they really drew me in and by the end I was cheering them on. When Roxy fills in for her friend Lily she doesn't realize it will lead to her working with Tristan Santiago on uncovering a traitor in the guardians team.
I really enjoyed the pre
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I love Laurie!!! She doesn't play. Her books are fast paced & just get you in & you can't stop until the last page!!

How perfect. Oil & water. They do mix!
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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Apr 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strange read

Well did I like this book or not? It was a strange storyline and the lead characters were good in their own way but together felt no chemistry. More a paranormal story than a romance.
Lindsey ( United By Books Reviews)
The “Sweetblood Series” returns with a bang. The Sweetblood/ Darkblood battle rages on. In this book, Roxanne Reynolds fills in for one of her previous students and good friend, Lily, so that Lily and Alfonso can go on vacation to celebrate their engagement. On her way up, she encounters a Sweetblood and helps him by taking out the Darkbloods after him, with no weapons none the less. Santiago is impressed with her abilities and feels stirrings of desire, but pushes them out of his head. Santiago ...more
Mar 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Seduced by Blood is the fourth book in Laurie London’s Sweetblood series. Each of these books can be read as a standalone and focuses on one member of an elite team of vampires who protect humankind from the Darkbloods. This novel brings us Tristan Santiago and Roxanne Reynolds romance. As they search for a spy among his team, this undercover couple finds more than they bargained for. I consumed this in one evening as London quickly took me back to the Pacific Northwest and the headquarters on t ...more
Lisa Annesley
In the Sweetblood world of vampires, Guardians are vampire warriors. They are sworn to protect humanity from Darkbloods. Darkbloods kill humans for blood and deal in "Sweet," which is a rare type of blood that comes from Sweetblood humans. It's very addictive and sold on the vampire black market.

Tristan Santiago is the Northwest region commander of the Guardians. He is commanding, demanding, and has anger management issues. Roxy Reynolds was the Guardians' best tracker. She can also sense when p
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Review also posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

Seduced by Blood is the 4th installment of the SweetBlood series and Ms. London did not disappoint. She continues to create this world with swoon-worthy heroes you cannot avoid but to wish they were your own and heroines who have traits you wish you had.

The war between the Guardians and the Dark Bloods continues. Innocents with sweet blood kidnapped, tormented and used to feed blood addictions. However, there are pressing issues of the recent atta
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story. One of my favorites in the series. Waiting for the nexr one is going to be hard. I like the way the characters from the previous books are worked in instead of just thrown in as an afterthought. And the way the Roxy and Santiago are complete opposites works.

I LOVE Roxy! The way she frustrates Santiago is hilarious. She’s the perfect mate for him. She won’t back down or take any of his blustering nonsense. He’s self-centered, egotistical and a bully. She’s just what he needs to gi
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW Seduced by Blood is bk4 in the Sweetblood series and it is a another faced paced, hot sensual romance. Its full of suspense and action packed. Sexy Love making scenes. This is Tristan Santiago's Regional Commander of the Guardian Vampire in the North Pacific U.S. and Canada. Santiago as he is called has been a prominent character in the Sweetblood series from bk 1 Bonded by Blood. He is an overbearing Alpha male always barking out orders and demands. The kind of Alpha male we love to hate. A ...more
Lucy Dosch
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As an experienced tracker and teacher, Roxanne Reynolds is on loan to the Northwest region when her friend and fellow tracker, Lily goes on vacation with her new fiancé. She thought it would be a quick and easy assignment. Just helping out her friend.

When several Darkblood operations start going bad and his agents are getting hurt, Tristan Santiago fears that he has a traitor in his organization feeding information to the Darkbloods. He will do anything to uncover the traitor and save his agents
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Wow. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book going in. I've always felt a little disconnected from Santiago and I wasn't sure if I would be able to connect enough with him in his story to care enough about him getting his HEA. I was so wrong. I LOVED him and I thought that he was a great hero. I loved the dynamic between him and Roxy. There were so many sparks between them and the chemistry was instant. I rather enjoyed watching
Anita Clay
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Seduced by Blood is the fourth book in The Sweetblood Series. It follows the stories of Roxy Reynolds who is a teacher for the Tracker Academy in Florida. A close friend of hers and former student, Lilly DeGraff, calls for a favor and she travels to Seattle, Washington to teach for her while she goes on a pre-wedding trip with her fiancé and daughter. Once she arrives at the Guardian Regional Office, a serious attack on Guardian Enforcers brings to light the possibility that there is a traitor i ...more
I felt kind of let down by this book. It was okay, don't get me wrong but unlike the first three books this really struggled. It's only an average entry to London's Sweetblood series.

Roxy's characterisation was inconsistent, she was a very competent Guardian and an excellent Tracker and then she'd go and yoga out. Not that yoga and excellent fight skills are mutually exclusive but when Roxy was being more "out there" she seemed much less competent a person.

Santiago is a great region leader, but
ReadingDiva Book Reviews
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
** Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog - Rating 4 of 5

**Contains minor spoilers**

Review: I have fallen in love all over again with Laurie London’s Sweetblood series. I also admit to have a crush on Santiago. He is the perfect character for me and one I wish I could get to read more and more. Seduced by Blood is an action pack, never a dull moment type of read and one you wish you can read over and over.

London’s ability to write sexy and fascinating characters is what has me hooked. I totally
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Seduced by Blood by Laurie London
Sweetblood Series Book 4
Tristan Santiago is the region commander of the Guardians in the Pacific Northwest. He is the tough guy that expects to be obeyed the minute he speaks, or maybe even sooner. When things are going wrong in his area it looks like they may have a traitor in the midst. On top of that Roxanne Reynolds just arrived from Florida and something about her has disrupted his line of thought. His guys think he needs to use this Tracker to go undercover
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

SEDUCED BY BLOOD, the fourth book in Laurie London’s Sweetblood paranormal romance series, employs one of my favorite classic romance scenarios for it’s primary plot: pretend lovers. Tristan and Roxy, two damaged and cautious vampires (she’s a former Tracker turned teacher, he’s a Regional Commander with serious self loathing issues) get thrown together and sent off to identify a traitor within the Guardian Enforcers. Right away, Tristan starts taking a
I have thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this entire series. The books are fun, the idea rocks my socks off and the covers are pretty darn sexy. This book absolutely doesn't disappoint on any of those counts. Well, except the socks thing. I don't really wear socks in the summer. But if I did... they'd be totally rocked off. Just sayin'.

Santiago has some *serious* control issues going on. He's keyed in to his people and when one of them is injured or a band of Darkbloods slip through their net, he b
Jul 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the last of four books in the series but the first one I have read. It does feel like a stand alone but
I feel that if I had read the other 3 books and see their story line continued would be richer.
Thier are a lot of sex scenes in the story.
Tristan Santiago the region commander likes everyone to jump when he says jump. But thier is a new
tracker in town to teach other trackers and Roxy Reynolds does not jump but walks away from his orders.
Roxy has come to teach the class so that Li
4.25stars L...I...A...R

Self involved northwest region commander Tristan Santiago is convinced he knows all there is to know about tracker extraordinaire Roxy Reynolds on loan from the Florida office after a brief glance over an altercation scene. Doesn’t she know he doesn’t need her help? Roxy on the other hand is convinced Santiago is yes another male who can’t accept help from a female and vows to stay as far away from him as possible. Of course things don’t go the way as planned in the final
BBMoreB ~
May 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
Thanks to the publisher, Harlequin, and NetGalley for the chance to read this early!

This is the fourth book in the Sweetblood series by Laurie London. I haven’t read the others and I felt that although this book could be considered a stand-alone there were a ton of characters with histories I felt detached from – I recommend you read them all…especially of they are as great as this installment.

Fueled rage over a shattering betrayal, the Horseshoe Bay Guardians' Region commander, Tristan Santiag
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This one is about Roxy (Agency tracker) and Santiago (Agency commander). She's been asked to do a favor by Lily, take over her class. While there, Santiago asks her to help find a traitor in the Seattle office. The catch is that she's going to have to pretend to be Santiago's girlfriend. The ruse quickly runs out of control and becomes that they got married on the fly in Vegas, as one up on each other. As they work together, they fall for each other, and fight it. It's a little confusing as to t ...more
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this latest (and in my not so humble opinion the best) installment of Laurie Londons’ Sweetblood series.

Lily and Alfonso are away on honeymoon so Roxanne Reynolds comes to the Pacific Northwest to cover as tracker and tracker trainer while Lily is gone. Hard as nails Tristian Santiago is the Guardians' region commander and they are different as day and night. When Dom and some other Guardians are severely injured in a botched raid on a DB warehouse
May 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tristan is a Guardian, a cop of sorts whose job it is to end the Darkbloods. Vampire’s addicted to sweetblood, a strain of human blood that is highly addictive. Roxy is a former Guardian who now trains Trackers (those you use their sense of smell to hunt Darkbloods), when her friend Lilly goes out of town Roxy steps in to teach a class for her. Tristan and Roxy meet, sparks fly, and a myserty is solved.

I hadn’t read any of the previous books on the series, nor had I heard of it. Boy, have I been
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