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{Black Blood: Melissa Pearl}Black Blood by Melissa Pearl
Series: Time Spirit Trilogy
Published by Amazon Digital Services on December 14, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 250
Format: Paperback
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} –Gemma's parents have put enough rules around her relationship with Harrison that she feels like she's living on parole. But she wins one battle—a summer job working for Harrison's step-father. It is the perfect chance to spend the steamy, hot Florida days with her boyfriend. It's also a great distraction from the cellphone hiding in her underwear drawer—her only contact with Gabe, the mystery man who's stalking her.

When she confronts Gabe, he tells her that her parents are not who she thinks they are, and Harrison has the gall to believe him. Surrounded by conflict, Gemma doesn't know what to believe, and it takes a trip back in time for her to glimpse the sickening truth.

Thanks to her parents, she returns to the present to find the love of her life no longer exists. His family line was broken and now, so is she.

This betrayal forces her to seek out Gabe. Setting aside her fear of the truth, she must trust this man and learn what he can teach her… otherwise, she'll never get her boyfriend back.

{My Thoughts} – This book picked up a month or so after the last had left off. Gemma and Harrison’s love is ultimately tested in some of the worst possible ways. Gemma meets with Gabe the man that gave her the burner phone in the end of the last book. He says a lot of things that hurt her and make her question her entire existence.

Gemma’s parents make it clear that she can date Harrison while she is in high school but once she graduates it needs to end. Gemma and Harrison’s know this and hope to sway her parents into changing their minds when that time comes. However, Gemma takes it upon herself to make it clear to her parents that she will not obey by their rules. Gemma’s parents then take it upon themselves to end the relationship in the most unexpected way possible.

Gemma is left horribly heartbroken and lost. She eventually turns to Gabe and they discover a way to repair the damage her parents had caused. In the end their relationship is threatened again in a surprising and u expected turn of events. I can tell wait to find out how this series concludes.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.