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Review and Giveaway: Torn Blood by David J. Bain November 18, 2013

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Torn Blood


David J. Bain

From the back cover:

Three weeks before officially reporting for duty at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Addison Deverell arrives in Israel to unearth an enigma.

Bound to an escort by the embassy, and unable to begin his search, time is running out. With mere days before he must report for duty Addison is freed from his escort’s bondage. Racing to find answers that promise to establish a career—and facing danger from those he seeks to understand—he finds himself in a fight to the death for a nation’s life.

Nearly seven thousand miles away, Dr. Janelle Henning confronts a peril that threatens to destroy her deepest soul. A search for understanding thrusts her into a world long buried to confront a heritage abandoned by the passage of time.

Brought together by events, Janelle and Addison discover identities hidden from them both in a relationship they have shared for a lifetime.

My thoughts and giveaway:

This book is not the warm and cozy romances I often read. But I really don’t put myself into a category as a reader. I read a lot of different genres and enjoy them. So I thought I would enjoy this book as well.

I am going to be honest, this book wasn’t for me. I really struggled to get through the first fifty pages. It was very wordy and scientific sounding, which it was supposed to be due to the nature of the book.

Many characters are introduced in the first quarter of the book, which had me scratching my head trying to keep it all straight. Also, the time line kept jumping back and forth and in the beginning I really didn’t grasp why, although it all comes together eventually.

The plot is very intriguing and I do think a lot of people will like this book, especially if you are looking for a serious read. It has gotten good reviews.

Like I said, I really think this was just me. I enjoy a fast paced adventure from start to finish and this really didn’t grab me like I wanted it to.

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Check out the Torn Blood website here.

A copy of this book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.