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Monday, November 21, 2011

review: the betrayal (blood hunter) by Robin Badillo

Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.
- John le Carre

The Betrayal 
in order to be released from a vow made to his creator, Jason Craft must destroy the last of the rogue vampires. he is used to working alone but this time he has a partner -  Jazmine Fabré.  Jazmine has an agenda of her own and having Jason around brings her closer to her goals. 
Jason is first mentioned in The Beginning*, the first book in the Blood Hunter series but he was just a shadowy figure in the background. based on Raven Prince's account, Jason did not seem to leave readers with any positive impression of him because of what he did to her.  
in the The Betrayal, Raven only makes a brief apperance because this book is all about Jason. it provides a lot of answers and makes readers see him in a different light. 
author Robin Badillo's second book in the series only gets more interesting. loose connections are knit together and new ones are made that piqued my curiosity further. 
i loved how the author breathes life into her characters. Jason's soft side can be quite endearing. Jazmine's devotion to her brother Chase is admirable but it is Chase who captured my attention. he may have special needs because of his autism yet he is remarkably intelligent. 
i learned in the first book to watch out for some surprises and i was not disappointed that the author has done it again. i  really liked how these twists were thrown in. 
the romance is steamier compared to the first book but somehow it never crosses the line into erotica. 
i definitely look forward to the next book in the series and see how everything comes together for Jason, Jazmine and yes Raven herself. i have this gut-feeling that things will even get hotter, more exciting or maybe deadlier. 

*The Betrayal (Blood Hunter) is available from eXtasy Books and Amazon
for more information about Robin Badillo and her work, please visit http://www.robinbadillo.com/ and her author pages at Amazon and Goodreads. 

check out my review of The Beginning (Blood Hunter) HERE

my personal rating is: 

The Betrayal contains material not suitable for younger readers 17 & under.

Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy of The Betrayal  from the author herself. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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