[Review] Villere House (Blood of My Blood #1) by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey

Villere House (Blood of My Blood #1) Book Cover Villere House (Blood of My Blood #1)
Blood of My Blood #1
Leslie Fear
Paranormal Romance
Nov 10th 2013
Kindle Edition
267
ARC

College senior, Lottie Boyd, expects to drink too much while on spring break in New Orleans. What she doesn't expect is to be haunted. Or fall in love. But that's exactly what happens.

It starts with strange, vivid dreams about a 19th century widow so desperate to save her sick little girl, she's willing to do anything--even if it involves the black magic of Voodoo. It doesn't end there. Voices, ghost sightings, familiarity with things and places she couldn't possibly know. All leading her to the Villere House of Voodoo and the young Creole owner, Xavier Villere.

Xavier is compelled to help and is drawn to Lottie in a way he's never known, but skepticism of his family's century-old link to Voodoo and the occult keep her at arms length. If he can only come to terms with his heritage, he might be able to help solve the mystery of the widow plaguing Lottie's dreams. And maybe even find love in the process.

Note: Villere House is an adult romance and not suitable for readers under 18.

 

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This was a brilliant read, and my first foray in to the world of Voodoo. Set in the Voodoo capital of the world (in my eyes) New Orleans, we meet Lottie who is on vacation with her friends Amanda and Sam.

Lottie starts to have some pretty weird dreams that seem to be so real she is beginning to wonder if she is going crazy. The dreams all take place in New Orleans but in a different time, so she decides to look into it more and discovers who the mysterious Elise is that she keeps dreaming about.

Xavier is born and breed in New Orleans and his family are heavily into the Voodoo culture. He is a bit of a skeptic about it all and when he first meets Lottie is drawn to her and he doesn’t know why.

When it comes to light that she is dreaming about his ancester Laurent things take a darker turn.

This was a brilliant read with suspence, twists and turns and some romance thrown in for good measeure – though it is not your typical romance book by any means. There are moments when you see the love on both side – the present day and the past that you are left wondering with the characters if it is real.

I recommend this book and cant wait to read more of the Blood Of My Blood series

5 stars

Fiona

I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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