Blood Lust (Devil's Gate #1) by Grace White
Released: December 12, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Reverse Harem
Publisher: Grace White
Reviewed by Keyrsten
An ancient dark power. Three species at war. A witch to unite them all.
Life in Devil's Gate is hell on earth. With no Regent to maintain order between the species, humans live in fear of what lurks in the shadows while the vampires, wolves, and fae that inhabit Devil's Gate battle for territory and power.
And nineteen-year-old Estelle Cotillard is caught up in the middle.
Harboring a dark secret, Estelle tries to stay out of trouble, but when vampire Gage Coreil starts showing up insisting she needs protection, she has to decide: stay in the shadows or become who she was always supposed to be.
Blood Lust is the first book in the Devil's Gate trilogy, a dark and sexy reverse harem paranormal series featuring a kick-ass heroine plus a brooding vampire, an alpha wolf, and a cunning faerie you won't have to choose between.
The minute I read the synopsis for Blood Lust I was intrigued and had to have it. Grace has crafted this dark and broody world that is fascinating to read about on page. She really painted a picture of this world she created and it felt like you could actually see what was going on. The concept is rather unique and I'm curious to see how this all plays out.
Celeste is quite the female lead. She has spent the last several years hiding who she really was to jumping out from behind the shadows and saying "Surprise, here I am." She is strong, she is scared, she is brave, she is confused, and she is determined. She's quite the conundrum, but that's to be expected after everything she has been through. It's going to be interesting watching how she grows after having everything thrown at her the way she has.
Okay. I have to say it. Gage bugs the heck out of me. He is selfish, conniving, a jerk, and just frustrating to all hell. He lies to Celeste and tries to keep her in this little bubble with him. Instead of giving her all the information, information she deserves to have, he distracts her and disappears. It's going to take a lot for him to be redeemed for me. He knows she needs all three of them, but has purposely worked as hard as he could to try and keep her away from the other two. As for the other two, I love them. There is so much heart with Luke and Laken, that they made up for Gage's lack of heart throughout the book. I cannot wait to see how the three of them overcome their differences to be what Celeste needs them to be.
Rating: 4 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addict with slight wino tendencies.