Approaching a blue moon, Jask Tao and his pack are living close to the edge due to a delay getting the herbs required to stop their morphing. Worse still, the growing strength of Phia’s serryn powers are dangerously provoking the lycan in Jask.
At a time when Jask and Phia need each other more than ever, their very passion has become a poison that puts both their lives at risk.
With Sirius Throme, leader of the Global Council, on the verge of invading Blackthorn – working together is the only chance of survival. But Jask is holding on to a secret that could just blow everything apart.
And so is Phia.
Will the truth destroy them all?
A thrilling, action-packed and sinfully seductive paranormal read – where passions in Blackthorn ignite.
If you have followed the Blackthorn series so far then prepare to buckle up as it’s an awfully bumpy ride. I found myself casting my mind back as to who was who, who did what, and just what on earth was happening here.
Blood Instinct isn't perhaps as obviously romantic as the others as it’s all about the machinations and complex storylines starting to collide. If honest, I wanted more from the beginning as for me, it was painfully full of angst and I couldn't quite see where the arc was going and then bam!, the second half just took off. Yes, I got answers, but boy did I get a whole lot more.
So much happened here that I'm still kind of reeling from shock. It felt more like an ensemble piece, almost urban fantasy rather than paranormal romance as the central couple, Jask and Phia, came to terms with the recent changes in their lives, well Phia's in particular. There's no soft approach and some scenes are hard to take in, but if you enjoy vampire and shifter books then this craftily plotted series will have your jaw dropping!
Just two more books to go but finally we start to see who the really bad guys are and that there might even be a little redemption due. Speaking of bad guys, this is not sweet fantasy but truly nasty characters are running amok with an ending that even though we are neither shifter nor vampire will leave everyone gnashing their teeth!
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.