Not to be confused with the popular video game, Bloodborne, Bloodborn follows a mysterious vampire hunter, Adam Degore, and a compassionate vampire, Willow.
Their romantic journey together starts off rough and only gets rockier. Although their initial meeting is not what the typical person imagines how they would meet their significant other, it certainly has its sexual tension.
While I do not condone the actions of our male protagonist, I understand his motivations and I admire that he stands true to his goals. I also admire Willow for her intelligence and fierceness as well. Although I would not rate their relationship as healthy (especially in the beginning), I was satisfied that it became something sweet and worth rooting for towards the end.
Overall, I find that it is difficult to find a paranormal romance that has believable motivations, and an intriguing world. This book has both. I loved how Sydney Winward combined elements of traditional vampires and magic with her own lore. It creates a unique experience for the reader. The conclusions that each character makes feels solid and believable.
Note: Closed door sex scene
She looked confused for a moment, her guard lowering in the slightest as she gazed back at him with those wide, green eyes of hers. She looked sweet and innocent right then, despite nearly killing him. At that moment, she wasn’t a monster, but an intelligent being with thoughts and feelings. He should have walked away. He should have turned away and walked right out the door. But his enraged passion turned to something else.
Adam Degore’s personal need to find a cure for vampirism drives him to ensnare a vampire, but the creature he captures is Dracula’s daughter. Worse yet, he’s drawn to her—a monster he’s vowed to kill.
Despite her father’s wishes, Willow chooses to live among humans instead of the vampire conclave where she would be safe. She wants a life filled with more than shadows. Being captured by a human, not to mention falling in love with one, is not part of her plan.
With vampires and blood hunters closing in on their chosen prey, Adam and Willow need to trust one another. But will that trust come in time for them to survive and find a future together?