Review: Blade by Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy

Posted 11th August 2017 by Izy / 2 Comments

Review: Blade by Laura Wright and Alexandra Ivy

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Blade by Laura Wright and Alexandra IvyBlade: A Bayou Heat Novella by Alexandra Ivy
on 8 August 2017
Genres: Anthologies (multiple authors), Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 120
Format: eARC
Source: the publisher
Buy on Amazon USBuy on Amazon UK
Goodreads four-stars

Sexy Suit, Blade was held captive and abused for decades. Benson Enterprises was desperate to use his superior blood to create super soldiers. But when he’s finally rescued, he can’t return to the Wildlands with the other prisoners. Not without the female he was forced to watch being impregnated. The female who has gone missing.

Beautiful and broken, Valli just wants to run away and never look back. But with the shocking news of her pregnancy fresh in her mind, she wonders if that’s even possible. Told by her captors that one of the caged animals assaulted her, she knows she must do everything in her power to keep her unborn child safe. But when a glorious male tracks her down and claims her and her baby as his own, will she have the strength to walk away?

Rating ~ 3.75 stars! 

The new Bayou Heat novella tells the story of Blade, a suit that was previously taken captive by the Benson company and later used in their experiments to make super-soldiers. Previously, we see him being rescued and taken back to Wildlands to recover. While he would prefer not to talk and remember about his time as a captive, Blade remembers vividly of the human female who was impregnated by his sperm.

Valli had come to Benson’s to be cured of the terminal disease she had, not realising that this would require blood from the panthera or that she would non-consensually become pregnant with a panthera’s child.

Blade has been searching for Valli, he is desperate to find the woman carrying his cub, he hopes that they could both find common ground and take care of his cub but Valli’s messed up memories of the time in the hospitals makes Blade the villain in the story.

I really liked Blade, though I do wish (and it isn’t possible with the word limit of these novella’s) is that we could have gotten a bit more of his feelings and what he went through when he was caged and what was up with his parents not really being much of actual parents. I also liked Valli, she had no one and had only herself to depend upon her entire life so it made sense why she at the start was reluctant to take the goodness she saw in the panthera at face value but they both worked through their issues. I liked how their relationship developed. Obviously with the connection they shared, the chemistry they had they both gave into each other easily but things as always get complicated when Valli ends up being in danger again.

I really enjoy these shorts, they are easy to get lost into, have good action and romance balance even though a part of me can’t help but wish that these stories were a little longer so I could enjoy all aspects and spend more time with the characters.  Regardless of that, Blade is a good addition to the series! 

About Alexandra Ivy

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

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