As the provocative, sensual Blood Type series continues, the rare bond between Reyna and Beckham is threatened by betrayal, greed, and twisted secrets.
A desperate human. A powerful vampire. A world divided.
Reyna Carpenter was promised paradise. She was delivered into hell.
Giving up her body for money was supposed to be the hardest part of becoming a blood escort. She never expected to lose her heart to her dark, enigmatic boss, Beckham Anderson. After being taken by a depraved captor who plans to rule the world, Reyna will do anything to return to Beckham.
She just has to find the will to survive this game.
From the pawn, rises a queen.
Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story begins in Blood Type and continues in Blood Cure.
I am so addicted to this paranormal trilogy that K.A. Linde has brought us! Blood Match picks up a few weeks after book 1 ended and hit the ground running. I love these books because they are so fast paced and super easy to read while getting swooned in the process. Of course I was left with wanting more and needing to know what is sure to be an epic conclusion to this series.
We really got to know Beckham’s story a little bit more in this one because he allows Reyna even further behind his walls. Beckham is such a strong, alpha character who is willing to slay anyone who gives Reyna so much as a paper cut. Reyna continues to find her place in this new world that she has found herself thrust into and I have loved to see her growth between books 1 and 2. She is stronger, more fierce, but still looks for the good in people when she can. Reyna struggles a lot in this book with what happened to her when she was under Harrington’s care and I wanted to comfort her so bad.
The political intrigue and suspenseful nature of this new vampire world really grew even more in this book. More connections were made and we were given twists and turns that I was not expecting. There were several new characters brought into this one that I absolutely adored and I hope to read more about them in book 3. I was glad to see Reyna’s brothers make a reappearance in this book 2 because they add to the story. So many questions were left unanswered in this stunning ending of book 2 that have me anxiously anticipating book 3.
Beckham and Reyna are legit my favorite couple right now, and I absolutely need more from them. They are a beautifully strong couple that deserve to bring change about in a world that has been all too easily manipulated by an awful man. The trust these two display for each other just gives me all sorts of warm and fuzzies. I need to know the rest of their journey and how it is all going to end.
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars!
This trilogy may just be my absolute favorite thing that K.A. Linde has ever written. It’s just so new and refreshing, and holds me completely captivated the entire time that I’m reading it. I can’t put it down once I start. Blood Match was absolutely no exception to this rule. Blood Match picks up just a few short weeks after the ending of Blood Type, and once it starts, you’re on a roller coaster of emotions that never stops.
I think the best part about this trilogy is that it is such a new take on the “same old” vampire story. I’ve read a lot of vampire/urban fantasy romances throughout the years. At point, if a book didn’t have a vampire or a werewolf somewhere in it, I wasn’t reading it, and after a while, they all seemed to be the same. The plotting and pacing were all really similar and there was simply nothing new to be discovered. However, in both Blood Type and Blood Match, Linde has blown those preconceived notions clear out of the water. The world introduced in this story is new, and refreshing, and brings with it an entire new layer of political intrigue and vampire happenings. There is so much creativity and thought placed in this world building, its overwhelming to think about one author creating all this by herself. But I am so glad that she did!
Beckham and Reyna continue to remain probably one of my most favorite literary couples to date. Beckham is both dark and loving, with an overprotective side that is hauntingly sexy and intriguing. His love for Reyna is unquestionable, and I loved that we learned more about him in this chapter of the series. And where Reyna was always a powerful main character, she grows even stronger in book two. We really begin to see her come into her own, and her no nonsense attitude is refreshing.
I cannot wait to see what surprises Linde has in store for us in book three, and I am anxiously awaiting finding out!
“Please.” She wasn’t above begging. “I’ve waited so long.”
“I won’t bite you,” he said, his face sliding down between her legs. A fang nipped at the sensitive artery in her inner thigh. “But I bloody well want to.”
Did she even care if he bit her? It would be a relief after what she’d endured. A relief to feel that connection so acutely. But she wouldn’t press him this time. She remembered how they’d gotten carried away. He’d taken too much, drank too deeply, and she could have died. They needed to take it slow.
The blood. Not the sex. She needed that right now.
His finger slicked through her wetness and began to massage her clit. She vibrated from the sensation. She didn’t know if she’d be able to hold out before he was inside of her.
Then his eyes found hers again. His boxers disappeared and then his cock was in his hand. He massaged the length of himself as he watched her walk on a tightrope. Any second she was going to fall off and into oblivion. Nothing and no one had ever made her feel so good. No. No one had ever made her feel.
“So . . . close,” she ground out.
One powerful thrust seated him to the hilt within her. She cried out as he stretched her to the max. No warning or preamble just his cock inside of her, filling her to completion.
Her walls clenched around him. She was so close, but instinctively, she knew he wasn’t going to let her release without him.
Then he started moving. A slow pull out and a quick drive inward. Once, twice, three times.
“Not yet,” he said, his eyes commanding.
She tried to hold back. She could wait. Oh God, she could wait.
Then he started up the rhythm again. Setting his own course, owning and claiming her body. Reclaiming everything that he’d lost in that one moment of stupidity on her part. In his one moment of weakness.
She could see in his eyes the weight that loss had cost him. The toll it had taken on him for giving into his urges, for finally relinquishing his hold on himself. His eyes said he’d never do it again. His eyes were a promise.
“Becks, come with me,” she cried, clutching the sheets.
He grasped her hips and owned her body where he refused to own her blood. Taking everything she would give him, but not everything he wanted. Not everything she wanted.
She was so close. She looked in his eyes and knew they would finish together.
Reyna woke up screaming.
She jolted upright in her overly plush king-sized bed with its too many pillows and too much softness. Her hair was plastered to her face. Sweat coated her body, soaking through the thin white shirt she’d worn to bed.
Her eyes adjusted to the dim lighting and she looked around the small room. Everything was in place. Nothing had changed. Not a damn thing.
Beckham wasn’t here.
It had been a dream. A sick dream. A desperate horrible dream.
Her hand moved to her cotton panties and found the slicked wetness still there. The ache still building in her lower half from lack of release. The aftereffects of the dream. It had felt so real. So very real.
She had felt him moving inside of her. She had seen the love in his eyes. She had known his remorse.
But none of that was real.
That was her imagination at work. Conjuring his face just to torture herself with his absence. Remembering the feel of his body and the love in his eyes, only to know that he hadn’t found her. Aching for one more view of him.
It had been fifty-five days since she’d last seen his face.
Reyna made a mark in the notebook next to the bed.
A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.
For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.
In a civilization laid 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 façade 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.
Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.
The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.
She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing.
Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home.
But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again.
As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance.
Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all.
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. 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, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.