Monday, March 28, 2016

Book Review: Villere House (Blood of My Blood #1) by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey

Villere House (Blood of My Blood #1) by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey
Publication Date: October 13th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 266
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Read: March 17th to 20th, 2016
Rating: 4/5


College senior, Lottie Boyd, expects to drink too much while on spring break in New Orleans. What she doesn't expect is to be haunted. Or fall in love. 

It starts with strange, vivid dreams about a 19th century widow so desperate to save her sick little girl, she's willing to do anything--even if it involves the black magic of Voodoo. It doesn't end there. Voices, ghost sightings, familiarity with things and places she couldn't possibly know... All leading her to the Villere House of Voodoo and the young Creole owner, Xavier Villere.

Xavier is compelled to help and is drawn to Lottie in a way he's never known, but skepticism of his family's century-old link to Voodoo and the occult keep her at arms length. If he can only come to terms with his heritage, he might be able to help solve the mystery of the widow haunting Lottie's dreams. And maybe even find love in the process.

Note: Villere House is an adult romance and not suitable for readers under 18.

~My Thoughts~

What hooked me in wanting to read this was that it's set in New Orleans, I dream of going there one day! The atmosphere was written beautifully, I felt like I was truly there myself! Though I wasn't expecting to fall right into the action right away, I was devouring it nonetheless!  

I enjoyed Villere House, it was an easy read and I enjoyed following Lottie trying to figure out what was happening. However it was quite obvious what was going on and obvious about this curse that's on lottie's family, so it wasn't quite a refreshing read for me. As I was reading this for some reason I had a strong feeling of deja vu. Like some scenes I've read before, but it's only cause I've read another book set in New Orleans so it isn't a surprise I felt like that.

Overall this book didn't really feel original to me, I still liked it. I couldn't completely connect to the characters and I didn't feel like they were quite fully developed, like I've read these characters before and they were pretty cookie cutter types. But even so I couldn't put down the book! There was just something that was pulling me towards it even though everything was quite obvious!

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!

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