A spin-off of the Partnership in Blood series.
Thanks to the efforts of Raymond Payet and l'ANS, vampires now have the same legal rights as mortals, and research at l'Institut Marcel Chavinier is focusing on the mysterious partnership bonds between wizards and vampires. But the battle for public opinion rages on. When Detective Adele Rougier encounters Pascale Auboussu, a shy young woman turned into a vampire against her will, Raymond and Denis Langlois, chef de la Cour nearest the crime, fear a public relations nightmare.
The vampire responsible for Pascale's turning must be brought to justice, but Denis is distracted by an unlikely potential partner--Canadian researcher Martin Delacroix, who is spending a year's sabbatical at l'Institut--and Denis's lingering feelings for his deceased lover prompt him to reject the bond. There's no denying the attraction between them, though, and the allure of companionship is nearly as strong as Denis's grief.
Growing familiarity and yearning for a true mate may induce Adele and Denis to soften their stances against new partnerships, but Adele will have to accept a deeper intimacy with Pascale when she has never considered a relationship with a woman, and it will take a near-deadly attack to make Denis admit his most hidden desires. Now he has to hope Martin will be willing to stay.
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Posted November 15, 2012 by CoffeeTimeRomance , The United StatesI enjoyed reading Reluctant Partnerships very much! This is classic Partnership in Blood stuff and I loved it! This book does move a little slower than the first five books in the series but it is no less enjoyable. I thought it was a very interesting twist that Ms. Tachna threw a female partner at AdÃ¨le, but it made sense given her last relationship with a vampire. The buildup to the culmination of what happened between these two women kept me on the edge of my seat wondering if it was ever going to happen. When the fireworks finally exploded though, it was well worth it. Martin and Denis coming together was just as much of an enjoyable read. I liked the sort of slow buildup as these two men got to know each other. Denisâ reaction to Martin and the possibility of a vampire/wizard partnership was very realistic given his background. When Ms. Tachna threw in the suspense of a rogue vampire turning people against their will, well she had me at the first page! I would suggest that anyone reading this book, read the first five books before it first so you know what the world is like in these books and what happened before. While you can read it by itself, there will be things youâll miss without having read the other books. As with all the books in The Partnership in Blood series, I highly recommend this one, it is not to be missed!
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Dreamspinner Press, LLC
October 02, 2011
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