For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn't a choice. It's survival. In a civilization laid to waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He's everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing-he won't feed off her. Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham's brooding, wicked facade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed. For with each passing night, Reyna can't shake the sensation that it's Beckham who's afraid of her.
Blood Type by K. A Linde is the first book in the Blood Type series. I thought it was a great start to the series and I am looking forward to delve further into the world the author created. I found the author’s perspective of the vampire world unique and addictive.
In this world vampires rule and are affluent while humans live in constant state of poverty and fighting hard to survive. Corruption was rampant among the vampire hierarchy and they rule the human population with a heavy hand.
The story introduced Reyna Carpenter one of the many humans struggling to make ends meet. She dreams of going to college but does not have the means to do so. Unable to get a job, she depends on her brothers to support her. Her brothers are struggling as well and so she felt she had no choice but to sign to work for Visage to become a blood escort. Being a blood escort meant temporary placement with a vampire who will feed on her whenever he desired. However, on entering the program she was selected for a special project where she would be permanently paired with a vampire. She would be paired with the powerful and enigmatic Beckham Anderson.
Reyna found herself in a situation, which she did not understand and so she had a lot of questions. However, there were times I wished she would exercise wisdom and hold her tongue. I found her actions somewhat annoying and I lauded Beckham for his patience. Despite this I admired her strength and caring attitude.
There was more to Beckham than meets the eye. His character was shrouded in secrecy. I admired his self-control, which came under threat when Reyna entered his life. Figuring out his agenda proved a challenge, however as the story progressed his motives were revealed.
There was a lot happening in the story to keep me on my toes. There were quite a few twists, some of which I saw coming and some that bowled me over.
The romance between Beckham and Reyna took a while to build up. There was a lot of push and pull that I began wondering if they would get together.
This installment left me with several unanswered questions, which will more than likely be addressed in the sequels.
I enjoyed this installment and I am looking forward to picking up the next book. I would definitely recommend this to fans of paranormal romance.
Caitlin Elizabeth did an okay job with the narration. It was my first time listening to her. The voices were not distinguishable, except for the character with the French accent. I found her voice to be pleasant, which made it easy to listen to the book.
About K.A. Linde
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
Nadene, is a fun loving, but quiet girl who is addicted to all things bookish, She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.