Book Review: Turned (The Belladonna Agency #1) by Virna DePaul

March 18, 2014 3.5 Bullet Rating, Book Review 2 ★★★½

Book Review: Turned (The Belladonna Agency #1)  by Virna DePaulTurned by Virna DePaul
Series: The Belladonna Agency #1
Published by Bantam on April 1, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher via Edelweiss
Amazon three-half-stars
Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.

Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden.

But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules.

Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own.

When Ty claims to have information about Ana’s missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.

Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?

Turned by Virna DePaul is hard for me to review. Don’t get me wrong I really liked the characters and I can see this is the first book in the Belladonna Agency Series and background is always a must. Also the scenes between Ty and Ana will surly steam your windows up!  There is just some small part of me that felt the plot got a little soft at the end.  Then again I felt this was more about Ty and Ana.

Ty is a fairly new turned vampire and still learning how to control himself on his own. With no mentor it is a daunting task. Working with the FBI Ty needs to recruit Ana in order infiltrate the Salvation’s Crossing a Hispanic rights group with ties to Ana’s old life. Unfortunately a life she would like to forget. Ty, however, has news of her sister’s location and Ana would do anything to find the sister she lost. Will Ana be able to accept the truth and understand what Ty really is? Will Ty be able to accept himself?

Strong characters and great writing Vina DePaul will have you coming back for more!

3.5 Bullet Rating

 Booked & Loaded received Turned by Vina DePaul from the publisher via Edelweiss.  All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

About the Author black (1)

virnadepaulVirna DePaul is a USAToday and New York Times bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction. Whether its vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love. Bedding The Wrong Brother is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance, and is followed by Bedding The Bad Boy. Her PNR series with Random House launches on April 1, 2014 with Turned. She loves to hear from readers.

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