I will admit the Blood Curse series has quite an unusual way of setting up with two very different types of cursed vampires; but I'm sorry, for me, the first twenty five percent or so was very similar to a series I've read featuring dark vampires from the Carpathian mountains. Not exactly the same granted, but there are quite a few similarities in their manner and abilities but truth be told we are all influenced by something I guess. I kept on reading (hey, I trust my friends recommendations) and once past thirty percent got far more involved in the story and how it would all play out.
I'm not sure I really liked Nathaniel as he didn't really give Jocelyn much choice and yes, I know they meet at what is a very emotional time for him but I really wanted and expected a little more finesse. Jocelyn is supposed to be this hard-nosed agent trying to uncover human trafficking but what she finds herself embroiled in is something far more dangerous. I understand the supernatural world was a shock and scary but hmm, I just didn't believe how she initially reacted.
Now I do have to say the idea of the blood curse these guys are under is very interesting and there does seem quite a lot of scope to expand this world. The 'good' vampires are still quite scary and the 'bad' even more so but what is expected of Jocelyn and Nathaniel turned my stomach.
Blood Destiny may feature a close knit family but Ms Dawn does not sugar coat things and it's both violent and harrowing at times. I will also confess the author had me completely changing my opinion of one of the brothers who I initially wanted to drop kick!
So yes, it wasn't a perfect read for me but sufficiently different to make me keen to read more. Oh and even though the couple are 'fated', the romance wasn't thrust down the readers’ throat and when the couple finally came together it seemed appropriate.