Blacque/Bleu by Belinda McBride

Title: Blacque/Bleu
Author: Belinda McBride
Publisher: Loose Id
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-60737-866-2
Release Date: Oct.12, 2010 Available Now
Format: Ebook
Genre: Contemporary, MM
Length: Short Novel
Rating: 5 Lyres
Reviewer: TR

     Lukas Blacque is a werewolf with a secret. He is a gay werewolf in a society that doesn’t have them. It’s not unknown for werewolves to have sex with pack members of the same sex, especially when playing dominance games for pack hierarchy. Werewolves are very sexual beings after all. But for a werewolf to have absolutely no sexual interest in the opposite sex is unheard of. To make matters worse, he’s the Alpha’s oldest son, and his father has just informed him that he wants him to be his heir as the next Alpha. Not only that, but he expects grandchildren from him in the near future. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. It doesn’t help that he is so strongly attracted to the vampire, Oliver Bleu, who works in the shop next to his. Oliver Bleu is a vampire who is not doing too well. He is becoming weaker and weaker due to insomnia that vampires are not supposed to have, and this is making hunting and luring prey more difficult, which just makes him more weak. When he was stronger and more attractive, it was easy to lure people to him with sex, glamour them and feed a bit, and no harm done. Now, everything is more difficult. When he gets involved with Lukas Blacque, a man he has wanted for years, he gets all the sex and blood he needs. Until Blacque breaks it off with him, after just one weekend, because of his new pack responsibilities and fear of his pack finding out. And then there is his insane vampire maker, who has been tracking him for decades, and may have finally found him.
    I really enjoyed this book. It flowed so well, the characters were likable, and the action was exciting as well. I don’t just mean the sex, although that was well done, but there were some great fight sequences too. There was a little dominance/submission in their relationship, but not too much for those like me who don’t like it, but probably enough to interest those who do like it. It worked well with the story, so it didn’t bother me, and it wasn’t extreme. Overall, this is one of the best M/M books I have read this year. Kudos to Ms.McBride. Write more like this!


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