Title: Blood in the Stars
Author: Jennifer Shea
Length: 270 pages
Genres: Paranormal Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read.
Heat: 2 - Flirty
Until recently, heroine Daria has been content with her life, pushing to become the youngest partner at her law firm, up against a real jerk (she thinks) of a co-worker who also wants the position. Lately, though, feeling lonely, she started using an internet match site. One date from the site nearly results
in her death from an attack by a (as the author stated) succubus (I think the term should be incubus, personally, given it was male not female), but she is rescued in the nick of time by Jason and she is pulled into a supernatural world that she never knew existed, much less that she had an incredibly important role to play in.
Overall, I really liked this book. I truly loved the world-building that Ms. Shea uses. She has quite a different take on the idea of Lucifer’s reason for falling, and the truth about a lot of the angels that fell with him. Daria is a strong character, unwilling to just sit back and cower, despite being brand-new to the idea of the supernatural. She truly, at first, just wants to survive the onslaught of monsters that start coming after her because she is what is called the “auspicious child” or words along those lines. Jason is a member of one of the three ruling houses who vie for the opportunity to mate with the auspicious one when they come along every 500 years or so. Unfortunately, he’s not supposed to marry her unless he gives in and kills his older brother, Alastor because only the eldest child of the house is allowed to marry such a person.
Let me say, Jason was willing to go to incredible lengths for the chance to marry Daria. That’s not a spoiler at all. These two truly earned their happily ever after (maybe a happily for now), and I certainly hope there will be more books featuring the world created in this particular novel. I’d love to get to know
more about Damien (eldest son of the house of demons, one of the three houses, who kidnaps Daria at one point – his idea of a wedding proposal and courtship is hilarious!), Miller (who was the apparent jerk from work, but who was in fact a son of one of the third house, the house of Mages), and even Jason’s jerk of an older brother Alastor. They all have their reasons for what they do, and for the most part I accept and believe them to be reasonable actions based on their personal motivations.