by Laurie London
Alfonso Serrano is a hunted man. For months he's managed to elude the Darkbloods, vengeful foes who won't rest until he's dead. But he still craves one dangerous temptation: Lily DeGraff, the sexy Guardian agent he'll risk anything to protect.
Lily is a wanted woman. Her talent for tracking Sweet—a rare blood type that's addictive to vampires—makes her a prime target for enemy capture. Her only hope is the stealthy vampire operative who stole into her bed…then left her in despair. Danger aside, Lily won't let Alfonso near her heart again—until an irresistible hunger threatens to draw them back together… and into an assassin's snare.
Technically Embraced By Blood could act as a stand alone book. The plot revolves around Alfonso and Lily, which was set up in the first book of the series, Bound By Blood. I haven’t read the first book, but there is enough explanation sprinkled in the second book that you are able to figure out the world London has set up.
I feel not reading the first book might have prohibited me from connecting to Alfonso and Lily’s story as much as I could have. I missed a very pivotal event in their relationship, when Alfonso pushed Lily away in order to protect her from the Blood Assassin that hunts him in the second book. The characters and story are well written, but there wasn’t anything about this love story that set it apart for me.
My favorite character was the villain
SS (edited by BAK)