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Betrayed by Blood from debut author Victoria Renteria was a pleasant surprise. Not often do you find such depth from a new author. But, Renteria delivered an emotional and very intense read that had me unable to put the book down. The cliffhanger ending has me dying to read more…

Betrayed by Blood from debut author Victoria Renteria was a pleasant surprise. Not often do you find such depth from a new author. But, Renteria delivered an emotional and very intense read that had me unable to put the book down. The cliffhanger ending has me dying to read more…

The book begins with an emotional punch, a look back on the main characters tragic past. From the first page you are sucked into an emotional rollercoaster that is both uncomfortable and heart-wrenching at times. Kylee Parker is a military brat, abused by her mother when her father was deployed. She’s broken, but determined to go through life as if nothing happened. Kylee takes a position in Korea, where she meets Alexander Grant and the two find themselves drawn to each other, even though both are not looking for any kind of emotional attachment.

The romance between Alexander and Kylee was intense, but what made this book wonderful was the tragedy of it. Kylee is a compelling character that draws you in and you’ll find yourself invested in her plot. The setting of South Korea was also a welcome change. Renteria paints a picture of the country that wasn’t the usual backdrop of a romance. Then there was the cliffhanger. The book was short, but it was fast-paced and at the end, being left hanging was a bit of a frustration…but the need for more is fun. Can’t wait for the next installment.

As far as the self-published aspect, I have to say the editing was top-notch. I found no issues that jumped out at me and I read an ARC. Renteria is truly an author to watch. I did find the ending slightly rushed, with the antagonist a bit stereotypical, but it was a minor annoyance. Overall the book was fantastic, and a great read. I would highly recommend BETRAYED BY BLOOD if you are looking for an emotional romance. There are some trigger warnings though, topics such as child abuse, rape and adultery are covered and are also described.

About_the_book Betrayed By Blood (Betrayed #1) by Victoria Renteria

Betrayed by Blood by Victoria Renteria

Published by Self-Published on March, 1 2016
Pages: 164
Format: eBook
Source: Provided by Author
Also by this author: Bound by Blood
5 Stars

My heart, my spirit, my body were broken…betrayed by my own blood.

Kylee Parker was no stranger to betrayal. After a tragic incident in her youth, she struggled against the darkness within, all the while fighting to appear normal to the outside world. Focusing most of her time on her teaching career, Kylee went about her everyday life pretending she was not broken, until one day everything changed. Coerced into taking a position out of the country, Kylee finds herself once again battling the terrors of her past. When a mysterious stranger appears in her life, she must decide if she is going to take a chance, or risk being damaged beyond repair.

Alexander Grant had sworn off relationships. While stationed overseas, he never expected to meet the one woman who could change everything...until Kylee. But will his past catch up to them both? Will he be able to save her from the torments of her past, or will they both end up betrayed and broken?




2 Comments

  1. Jen @ The Bookavid

    Even though this book probably isn’t something I’d go for personally, I absolutely love the cover!

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