Synopsis from Goodreads
In the midst of supernatural chaos, worlds and hearts collide.
Celia: Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze. . . .
Idris: Terror. Curiosity. Arousal. These are the natural impulses of a human female, not the spawn of the ruthless Valarian king. Is it possible that Celia is unaware of her bloodline—and the power coursing through her veins? As the daughter of my archenemy, she was supposed to be my ransom. But how quickly the heat of desire changes everything. Now the family Celia has always craved is trying to kill her, and it’s up to me to save her again—when all I really want to do is make her mine.
Blood Veil felt a little tame in comparison to the high voltage action and romance within Blood Guard. However, it does present a completely different side to Idris, making him easier to relate to and offer a degree of compassion for the way in which he has spent his life up to this point.
Idris is struggling with his new position in life, although he is not disappointed to be king his confidence has taken a blow by the callous treatment of his father. Imagine you discover you have been lied to your entire life by the person you trust the most. Placing yourself in Idris’ position makes it easier to understand his current dilemma. Especially as he feels strangely drawn to the person he is currently watching and planning on using as a pawn in his quest for revenge.
Celia is a wonderful character, having grown up in foster care she knows nothing of her vampire heritage and the prophecy surrounding a certain type of half-blood. Devoting herself to helping others, Celia fills her life with her work as a nurse, trying to avoid the gaping hole she has always felt in her life. A hole that is filled as soon as she interacts with Idris.
The action escalates with a plot to kill Celia and Idris coming to the rescue. From there the couple bond on an emotional as well as a physical level, despite the divide in their heritage, Celia and Idris instinctively trust one another.
Revelations cast a whole new light on the war brewing between the vampire clans and the role both Idris and Celia play within the conspiracy. It was great to catch up with Tendra and Athan through Blood Veil and there is also a cameo appearance by Roxy and Dru.
The romance is at an all-time high in Blood Veil with the added bonus of va-va-voom. Unfortunately, parts of the plot and the outcome felt a little too convenient, if you know what I mean.