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(Biting Love #7)

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Striking the right note could shatter more than their hearts.

Biting Love, Book 7

Cruelty made Raquel “Rocky” Hrbek a shy shadow of herself, except for when performing on her flute. So when shockingly virile, filthy rich, gorgeous conductor Dragan inexplicably pays attention to her, it threatens her protective shell.

After a tragedy killed his family, Dragan Zajicek walled o
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Published July 31st 2017 by Entangled: Select Otherworld (first published March 4th 2014)
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Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a lot going on in this book that I probably would have been better acquainted with had I read the entire series. BUT it really didn't take long to get on board and caught up. There's the good vamps and the bad vamps and those that ride the fence gathering intel and spreading the word. There are also humans that know about the vamps and fewer who are like Rocky. A great tale with plenty of action. I love the characters and their special skills. Love how they all forget their conflicts an ...more
Jennifer Lovins
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adrenaline rush

Rocky has for a while suspected that there are vampires, but everyone keeps trying to tell her that there are not. She meets her school hood crush. Things he does and the things happening around her makes her think everyone is keeping things from her. She starts to fall for Dragan and her friends try to block them from being together. A mega vampire is set loose on the town with no known way to kill him. Rocky finds a weakness, besides her, and they formulate a plan that will onl
Laura R
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This love story had a lot of action, vampires and a mega bad guy - all of which made it hard to put the book down. Even though this is the first book I've read in this series, I plan to read more of the books to see what the story is for the other characters.
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I absolutely adore Mary Hughes’ storytelling abilities … the way she goes from exploring the “Bermuda Triangle” to ripping fingers off one by one is amazing. But, most of all, I adore how she makes Paranormal seem normal. I always loose myself in the Biting Love series and it was no different with Downbeat.

We’re back in Meier’s Corners and the orchestra is taking center stage in this book. Rocky
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Downbeat (Biting Love Series) by Mary Hughes is an excellent read and a wonderful addition to this series. This is one of my favorite books by this author and of this series. The book really showcases what makes the Biting Love series so special. I love a series that takes it's characters and setting and makes them into familiar friends and a place you would love to be from. Focusing on the tender but sizzling hot romance between Rocky and Dragan the storyline is amazing. Packed with heat, actio ...more
Eva Millien
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review: Downbeat (Biting Love #7) Mary Hughes Dragan Zajiek walled off his heart long ago, but while investigating rumors of a monstrous, undefeatable vampire dubbed the Soul Stealer he’s mesmerized by the lovely, unassuming Raquel “Rocky” Hrbek in this exciting paranormal romance. Another delightfully exciting Biting Love story that not only had me in stitches but biting my nails as well and I have to tell you that the author uses some unorthodox elements in the fight against the bad guy that r ...more
Shy, nerdy flautist plus jewel thief/internationally famous conductor/vampire.

I enjoyed the goofy humor, even though it did tend to overpower the story at times. (That's kind of the shtick with this series though.) I think I even got most of the music jokes, which makes me happy. I still have no idea why Rocky was self-conscious about her eyes, but I'm happy that (view spoiler)
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my ZON Review... :-)
This Author is One of my top Paranormal reads... exciting writing.... always Hot... with a Great story to boot... what more could you ask for ... looking forward to the next book , hope it's gonna be out soon... cross fingers.... So Get One Clicking People!!! ……… :-)
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Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was tortuously slow at points. I liked the h, but thought her backstory was a little more over the top than normal for this author. Not my favorite in this series by a long shot.
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Get a good one, then one I don't like so much. Not a fan of Dragan for some reason but next up is Aiden's story and I am quite eager for that!
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