Of Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole
About Of Blood and BoneAs a little boy, Luca Minaldi was told he was a monster.As an adult, he knows it is true.He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.Eva Talbot arrives in Malta for the summer to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping tycoon, there is an instant attraction, a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him. Eva is hired to care for his mother, who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?The answer is a matter of life or death.
From the beginning you start guessing just what kind of monster Eva is in love with. The beginning pulled me right end and I just kept going to the next page. Eva is a strong character and you root for her all through the book. Luca is such a complex character. You never know what to expect from him. Is he good or bad you really don't know what to think. As I read about these two characters I went back and forth on whether I wanted them together or not.
This is a dark love story and not a paranormal one. It has monsters in it but not the kind you think. I was shocked at some of the horrible things these people go through. It kept me hooked until the end and I hope I get to read more of what happens next. It has lots of action scenes that leave you on the edge of your seat to see what all happens and never think you have it all figured out because you won't. It has several hard scenes that may not be to everyones taste but they are there because it shows just what all the characters are dealing with. If you like a dark love story with a mystery pick this one up.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam
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