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High Stakes – Casey L. Bond

Her name is Eve, and she was aptly named. The first female accepted into the Asset program, she was the first to rise to the top. She would also be the first woman to travel back in time, assigned with one target in mind: Enoch – one of the first vampires to walk the earth. Her mission was simple: Land, shove her stake through Enoch’s black heart, run to safety, and jump off something really high so she could warp back home and carve out the life she’s always wanted. 

The only problem was that time travel was more complicated than anyone realized. She was supposed to travel back seven days, but instead, landed in the middle of England in the year 1348, during the time of the Black Plague. 

Enoch never kept his true nature a secret. As a wealthy landowner, he protected and provided for the people under his care, and in exchange, they were more than willing to provide the scant amounts of blood he needed to survive. When a strange young woman showed up at his gate in the midst of the plague and then fell ill, he nursed her back to health. 

He’d never met anyone like Eve. She was intelligent and witty, and the most beautiful creature he’d ever laid eyes upon. And, he learned, the most dangerous.

I’d like to thank Lady Amber Tours and PR for sending me an e-arc of this it is very much appreciated. Over the past year, I have fallen in love with Casey Bond’s writing and stories and this one was no exception.

I loved Eve she was fierce and feisty and strong, I really liked that she was willing to take a moment to think and give a chance rather than attacking right away. I loved despite the fact she had lost someone she still had compassion in her!

I loved the friendship she had with Maru and Titus and I loved the little added humour both of these characters brought to the book as well as Maru being overprotective of her.

I hated Victor I did not trust him and I turned out to be right, I also hated Abrahm so he sucked.

I love the action in this book and how Eve was solely focused on the mission before she travelled and how we saw both sides of her personality when it came to the mission. The tension in this book was high! I felt the tension all the way through, you kind of knew what was on the line when and it was good.

Enoch was very charming, I really loved his character I mean if we ignore what happens in Eve’s present he’s a charmer. I really loved how sweet he was to the people he was letting reside in his manor keeping them safe. I also loved how he cared for Eve when she first landed in the past.

I really don’t want to say too much about the plot but in a nutshell Eve, Abrahm and Titus are sent back in time to kill the first original vampires and they land somewhere they weren’t expecting. Things happen I don’t want to say because you’re better off going into this not knowing much!

I really enjoyed the plot, characters and writing in this book. I did not see the end of this book coming and I really cannot wait for the sequel!

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