Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blacque/Bleu (Arcadia #1) by Belinda McBride

Lukas Blacque is a deeply closeted werewolf, and almost more than anything in life, he desires his neighbor, Oliver Bleu. Oliver is a vampire who is slowly dying from insomnia. More than anything, he needs Lukas Blacque and the rich blood that flows through his veins.

On the day that Blacque makes an important commitment to his family and pack, he also succumbs to temptation and agrees to a passionate weekend with the alluring vampire. At sunset on Friday, it's all about urgent lust and the drive to lose his virginity. When the sun rises on Monday, lust has shifted to love and devotion. He's not sure he can walk away, even for the commitment he's made. He's even less sure Bleu will let him go.

In Blacque's world, vampires and werewolves make uneasy bedfellows, and a gay werewolf is an impossibility. In Bleu's world, all living creatures are little more than vessels for food and sex. But in the mysterious and magical town of Arcada, the unexpected is always waiting right around the corner. Now Blacque and Bleu just need to survive long enough for Arcada's magic to work for them. 

4/5 stars

I really liked this book because I really like the dynamic between werewolves and vampires and really like when those two are males fighting internal conflict.  Blacque being tattooed and pierced and definitely alpha made him uber sexy, throw in the fact that he's fighting a losing battle against feelings for an equally sexy vampire just seals the deal for me.  The secondary characters were also well written and I actually cared enough about them to not be bothered when they interacted with Blacque and/or Bleu.  The names of the main characters kinda confused me at times since they were so similar and a few times I had to reread certain parts to make sure I had the right person with the right name.  I'll probably read this book again sometime in the future and am looking forward to the next in the series even though the next book is about the character we learned the least about only appearing briefly a couple times and not enough to be invested in his development, so here's to hope he's interesting enough to carry his own book.


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