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Divergent Bloodline by T.J. Shaw
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Nov 02, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: arc, for-review

4.5 Stars!


Divergent Bloodline is the latest book by author T.J. Shaw. I became a fan of this author when I first read her debut novel, Caller of Light, a whimsical fantasy romance that transported me to a magical land with fiery creatures and mythical legends. I had no idea what to expect when I discovered Ms. Shaw was going to try her hand at paranormal romance. Well, I can happily state that this book did not disappoint. This author has created a unique paranormal world and right from the initial page of this book I found myself immersed in the suspense-filled tale she was weaving.

I am purposely not going to say much about the overall story arc as I feel I could not do this book justice without revealing crucial elements that make this book so wonderful to read. I am a believer of diving into suspense books completely blind. What made this such an enjoyable reading experience is the fact that we get thrown a few twists and turns all building up to an intense climax that had my heart racing. Now, why would I want to ruin it for you and not allow you to experience the same exhilarating rush? Right? I will say that you get one sexilicious vampire king, Julian DeMatteo, who has been charged with maintaining order amongst all the Western Clan bloodlines including his own bloodline, the DeLuca Clan. He is responsible for enforcing the Code created by the Original One that all vampires must adhere to. To the human world he is the powerful owner of DeMatteo Enterprises and has some “assumed” ties to the mob, ties that land him in the suspect seat when one of his employees is found murdered.

Enter Viviane Taylor, a lead homicide detective with the Wilshire PD. She is a seasoned detective and her life revolves around her job leaving little to no time for friends or even romance. She is in charge, along with her partner, of the murder investigation and her first point of reference is questioning Julian, the enigmatic man with philanthropic ties as well as some questionable ones. What Viviane does not expect is to feel a connection towards the prime suspect, with a dormant part of her awakening in his presence.

This book is ultimately a love story interwoven into a wonderfully written paranormal world. Right from the start I fell in love with Julian, a self-assured individual who knows he must stay away from the first human woman that reminds him of his humanity. He fell for the fair maiden and he fell hard; however, he certainly did not lose his edge when his heart became involved. I loved that! I adored his protective nature when it came to Viviane. It was a rough and bumpy road as our two protagonists came to grips with their feelings and their profound connection. And, as their relationship flourishes and their feelings for one another become more profound, Julian and Viviane must navigate through some very difficult and dangerous situations where Julian is willing to protect Viviane at all costs. When truths and discoveries come to light, will the powerful connection and love that they both share be enough to carry them through and grasp their destiny?

All in all, Divergent Bloodline is wonderfully fascinating book that I am hoping this author will branch out from and create a series. The world-building and writing is strong and we are provided with a visually enchanting story and a storyline filled with mystery and danger along with a beautiful romance. I am looking forward to more from this author. If you are a lover of the paranormal genre, I highly recommend this one.

****An advance reading copy of Divergent Bloodline by T.J. Shaw was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

November 2, 2015 – Shelved
November 2, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
November 2, 2015 – Shelved as: arc
November 2, 2015 – Shelved as: for-review
December 2, 2015 – Started Reading
December 8, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Lisa Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️Lautner❤️Miller❤️Garrett❤️Dean and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "Enjoy Hun! :)

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Jen Terrific review Lisa! ❤️

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Lisa Thanks so much, Jen! :)

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Sabrina Ooohhhh!!! sounds like its right in my alley! :D
Wonderful review Lisa!

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Lisa Sabrina wrote: "Ooohhhh!!! sounds like its right in my alley! :D
Wonderful review Lisa!"

Thanks! This was definitely a great read! :)

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Carissa Fabulous review, Lisa.

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Lisa Carissa wrote: "Fabulous review, Lisa."

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