ARC Review: Blood Guard

Blood Guard by Megan Erickson
Series: Mission #1
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Genres: Paranormal romance
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟

Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.

Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed….

Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself… even if it’s treason.

This definitely was not my favorite book by Megan Erickson. I adore all her other books, so I’m a bit disappointed. Blood Guard was by no means bad. I just can’t help compare it to her other books, which are pretty amazing.

My main issue was that this had the “chosen one” trope. Which, *sigh*. I think most of us can admit this trope needs to go away, or be done in a new and unique way, which it wasn’t here. Also, don’t expect too much world-building, it wasn’t super complex here.

The romance is what saved the story. Tendra is a waitress who one night gets kidnapped and is thrown into this world she had no idea existed, a world where vampires are real. Athan is her new vampire bodyguard. He’s in charge of making sure she gets to his king’s (a.k.a. his brother) place safely. Tendra and Athan’s romance was really adorable and sexy at the same time. They’re on the run throughout the story, being chased by other vampires, near-death experiences, you know. And it was nice seeing their relationship develop throughout everything that was happening.

Like I said, this wasn’t my favorite Megan Erickson book, but it was a fun and quick read. I recommend it to the people who will enjoy a story more focused on the romance than anything else. I do feel like this series has a lot of potential though, so I will definitely check out book 2, which I think comes out soon.

If you’re looking to check out this author, I definitely recommend her other series – Gamers, Cyberlove, Silver Tip Pack, Mechanics of Love – I think those are her better ones.

**ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

three stars

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