Blog Tour: Of Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole *Review*

Posted October 12, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Published By: Lakehouse Press

Release Date: September 16, 2012
Blurb: As a little boy, Luca Minaldi was told he was a monster.
As an adult, he knows it is true.He lives in Malta, a fairytale-like place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best kept of them all.

Eva Talbot arrives in Malta for the summer to finish up her doctoral dissertation. When she meets Luca, a mysterious and handsome shipping tycoon, there is an instant attraction, a disturbing and beautiful energy that she has never felt before. But she senses the darkness that lives within him.

Eva is hired to care for his mother, who suffers from dementia, but it is Luca who Eva will eventually risk everything to save. Her life becomes a swirling chaos of darkness and romance, of secrets and mystery. And the question that emerges will become the most important answer of all.

Can she save Luca from the darkness that plagues him without losing herself?

The answer is a matter of life or death.

My Review: 

Courtney Cole had me hooked and wanting more.The prologue is what completely piqued my interest.  You have a woman trying to help the man she has fallen for.  The “darkness” is a scary place for Luca, and he can’t remember what happened.

Eva is trying to finish her dissertation in on of her favorite childhood places.  She has an odd run in with Luca, and becomes instantly infatuated.  Eva started getting on my nerves about half way through the book.  She goes from a strong independent woman to extremely needy and emotional.  There are reasons for this though that are completely valid.   it’s crazy how love makes you behave.

The characters were easy to relate to, and still have opportunity to grow.  The setting is absolutely beautiful.  Malta is a small coastal town with very friendly people.

The story line was set at a great pace.  It wasn’t rushed or choppy.  It flowed easily.  And the steamy scenes, oh my…. 😉  They were hawt. (It deserves a misspelling. :P)  There are a couple of difficult topics, but I think the events added to who the characters are as individuals.

The ending left me thinking, “what the eff!”  But I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel.  It’s a great book with awesome writing. 😀

About the Author:
 Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could.She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds.

Every Last Kiss is her debut novel and she followed it with the rest of The Bloodstone Saga (Every Last Kiss, Fated, With My Last Breath and My Tattered Bonds).

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

Learn more about Courtney and her books at

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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