Published April 1st 2012 by Melissa Pearl through CreateSpace (first published December 14th 2011)
ISBN 13 9781470113681
Gemma’s parents have put enough rules around her relationship with Harrison that she feels like she’s living on parole. But she wins one battle—a summer job working for Harrison’s step-father. It is the perfect chance to spend the steamy, hot Florida days with her boyfriend. It’s also a great distraction from the cellphone hiding in her underwear drawer—her only contact with Gabe, the mystery man who’s stalking her.
When she confronts Gabe, he tells her that her parents are not who she thinks they are, and Harrison has the gall to believe him. Surrounded by conflict, Gemma doesn’t know what to believe, and it takes a trip back in time for her to glimpse the sickening truth.
Thanks to her parents, she returns to the present to find the love of her life no longer exists. His family line was broken and now, so is she.
This betrayal forces her to seek out Gabe. Setting aside her fear of the truth, she must trust this man and learn what he can teach her… otherwise, she’ll never get her boyfriend back.
Man, could this story get any better? Hell yeah! Just when you thought you had everyone pegged, new mysteries open up to Gemma and when Harrison is ‘removed’ from her life by her parents, she realises that she needs to go to Gabe, who claims to be her real father.
Tension grows between Gemma and her parents as she slowly realises that they have been using her for years, but how have they done it? She learns to trust Gabe, but she doesn’t completely understand what is going on.
I was curious how Melissa would cope with the removal of Harrison from the story, then have him return, and the way she wove the story leads to some interesting twists that happen towards the end of the book, leading into Pure Blood.
If you haven’t already, do purchase Golden Blood and start this series for yourself.