[FRIDAY FIRST] Blood Heart by Lexi C. Foss (Immortal Curse #3)

On Friday I always have this bookish meme in which I feature my current read and dive into it a bit more. I came across this article over at Tenacious Reader’s blog and fell in love at the spot, and I’ve loved writing this article so far.

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| What kind of article is Friday First? |

It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.

The format is really simple. Include a quote. Include first impressions, it will not be a long drawn out analysis of the text or grand speculation of what is to come. Just a brief overview of how I’m feeling about the beginning of the book.

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| Today’s Book |

Blood Heart by Lexi C. Foss
#3 in the Immortal Curse series
Genre: paranormal romance
Published by Ninja Newt Publishing, LLC
Pages: 428, paperback

About Blood Heart:

Asset File 4-7: Elizabeth Watkins
Genotype: Non-Human

That’s the only information Jayson Masters has about his newest assignment. To learn more, he’ll need to infiltrate her life in the most intimate of ways without getting too close.

Game on.

Lizzie’s new neighbor is loud, seductive, and ridiculously attractive. And he keeps flirting with her. With the recent death of a close friend hanging over her head, Lizzie tentatively agrees to a new friendship in hopes of ignoring her broken heart.

A web of lies isn’t sustainable forever.

And sometimes love isn’t enough.

An immortal war is brewing, and she’s the key…

| First Paragraph|

Even though this is book 3 in a series, reading the first paragraph won’t spoil you if you haven’t read the first 2 books. That said, it is highly recommended to read the first two books if you want to read the entire third book because there’s a general story-line thread woven throughout all the books. 

Bang.
Bang, bang.
Lizzie Watkins glared at the ceiling. reviewing spelling tests for first graders was a daunting enough tas without the gladiator theatrics going on above her.
She blew a raspberry. Clearly, the new owner on the third floor had finished moving into his condo. Lizzie hadn’t even known her upstairs neighbors had moved out until she saw the relocation company carrying boxes through the lobby for the new resident.

Crash.
She set the papers aside with a huff and climbed to her feet. Normally, she welcomed new tenants with cookies, but this one had touched her last nerve.

Thud.
“For crying out loud!” She slid on a pair of pumps by the door, grabbed her keys, and stomped off toward the stairwell.
One flight of stairs later, she stood outside the new tenant’s home and waited for the horrid song to change over before introducing her fist to his door. Repeatedly.
“Just a second!” The male voice sounded deep and masculine.
She tapped her foot while waiting, arms folded, eyebrow quirked, mouth ready.
“Sorry,” the voice continued as the door opened. “Had to finish my set.”

Abs.
That was the first thought that registered.
Because the man had greeted her shirtless.
A pair of navy gym shorts sat low on his lean hips, leaving his muscular physique on full display. The trail of moisture licking a path over his chiseled chest suggested he’d been working out. At least that explained the clanking and banging.
“Um…” Lizzie met a pair of soft brown eyes and faltered.
Milk chocolate, her cook’s brain supplied.
I don’t care what color they are, she snapped back.
Or that his gaze appeared to be roaming shamelessly over her body right now.
No.
Focus.
We’re here to yell.

| First Impressions |

I am so hooked on this book! I’m currently at page 134 out of 428 and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. The author had me smiling on the second page already, when I was being introduced to the two main characters of this book; Jayson & Lizzie. Lizzie is just the right amount of feistiness I love to come across in a female character set in a romance story. I immediately liked her.

We saw both of these characters being present as minor characters in prior books and I thought they were interesting then but nothing more was there to say at the time because I didn’t know them that well yet. Now… Now I have a feeling they’re going to be one of my faves out of the entire set of characters that I’ve come across so far in this series.

I love these two characters a lot so far. The story-line is fast paced, there’s mystery and it’s really interesting. The mystery around Lizzie has me so curious and I can’t wait to find out what all is going on with her.

And then there are also some things going around involving Stas – the main character of Book 1 – and I love that. I love that there’s so much going on, without it being too much. The author keeps me entertained, thinking and looking forward for what’s to come.

In my review of Blood Laws, book 1, I said that Blood Laws was one of The best first books in a paranormal romance series I’ve read and I still feel this way. I devoured the second book as well and now I was immediately hooked on this third installment too. So that has me so super excited really,  because Lexi has made it up to my favorite paranormal romance authors list, in between authors like Nalini Singh and Gena Showalter.

I really hope the book remains being as good as it is so far. Lexi’s writing is truly amazing and I’m so glad I got aquatinted with her work back when she was about to release her debut book, Blood Laws. If you love paranormal romance, please go check out this series – Immortal Curse – by Lexi C. Foss. You won’t regret it, I promise!

> Read my review of Blood Laws, the first book in the series, here <

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What are you reading right now and did it start out good or not? What are your first thoughts about your current read? Love to hear from you.

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