Best Friend's Blood (Ironwrought, #3)
Mitchell Eric has had two defining moments in his life: The moment he fell in love with his best friend, Leo, and the moment Leo's parents died--all to save Mitch from the vampires. With the guilt of Leo's parents' deaths on his shoulders, Mitch faces his third defining moment: he's turned into a vampire.Leo has loved Mitch since middle school. He hates the vampires for killing his parents, and hunts the vampires with Mitch, needing his revenge. Except a night out ends up with Mitch turning--he becomes Leo's worst nightmare.Despite his reservations, Mitch wants Leo's blood. He wants Leo closer, wants Leo in his bed. And despite Mitch's new vampirism, Leo can't shed his love for his best friend. He loves Mitch with no clothes on, loves the touch of Mitch's lips on his neck. Mitch has become the very creature that murdered his parents... but Leo can't stay away.

Best Friend's Blood (Ironwrought, #3) Details

TitleBest Friend's Blood (Ironwrought, #3)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 7th, 2017
Rating
GenreRomance, Fantasy, Paranormal, M M Romance

Best Friend's Blood (Ironwrought, #3) Review

  • Yvette
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThis is the third installment of Ironwrought. Mitch and Leo have been best friends since grade school and have been in love with each other just as long.Heartbreaking tragedy rears it ugly head and their near perfect life takes a turn for the worst. But being each others rock they make a life throughout the bad. UNTIL, tragedy strikes again but it's Leo's worst nightmare. Mitch turns into the one thing that Leo can't truly love. A vampire.We get a little revisit from Oriel, Seb, Quinn a 3.5 starsThis is the third installment of Ironwrought. Mitch and Leo have been best friends since grade school and have been in love with each other just as long.Heartbreaking tragedy rears it ugly head and their near perfect life takes a turn for the worst. But being each others rock they make a life throughout the bad. UNTIL, tragedy strikes again but it's Leo's worst nightmare. Mitch turns into the one thing that Leo can't truly love. A vampire.We get a little revisit from Oriel, Seb, Quinn and Brandon. Oriel's blood is still out there and now is being used to turn Hunters into Vampires. Everyone is needed this time.**An ARC was given for my honest opinion**
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  • Rachel Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Love me some vampires, and love me this author! Great new story in this series. I really like how individual and different each story in this series is, yet they all do come together by the end of things and we get to see the previous couples pop in as well. This story's main theme is friends to lovers, how Mitch and Leo have been in each other's lives since they were kids, and they've been in love with each other for just about that long too, yet are too afraid to act on their feelings. However Love me some vampires, and love me this author! Great new story in this series. I really like how individual and different each story in this series is, yet they all do come together by the end of things and we get to see the previous couples pop in as well. This story's main theme is friends to lovers, how Mitch and Leo have been in each other's lives since they were kids, and they've been in love with each other for just about that long too, yet are too afraid to act on their feelings. However, this story has even a bigger obstacle than most - Mitch is turned into a vampire, the very beings that they hunt and destroy!I can't say exactly why, but for some reason I had a hard time keeping track of which character was which when this story started (and I see that a few other reviewers have had the same problem) Like I had to keep reminding myself which one lost his parents, which one did this vs. that, and so on. I think that Quinn and Brandon from the second book are still my top couple, but I think that fans of this series will still really enjoy this one. I look forward to the next book in this series!I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Amber
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Best Friend's Blood by Anna Wineheart. It's the third book in the Ironwrought series. I loved how Leo and Mitchell start out as friends that have secretly loved each other since they met in middle school and how Mitchell ends up living with Leo and his parents when his are killed in an auto accident. They have a great friendship going and a great support system for making sure they each get their school work done for college, in addition to hunting vampires after Leo's parents are killed I loved Best Friend's Blood by Anna Wineheart. It's the third book in the Ironwrought series. I loved how Leo and Mitchell start out as friends that have secretly loved each other since they met in middle school and how Mitchell ends up living with Leo and his parents when his are killed in an auto accident. They have a great friendship going and a great support system for making sure they each get their school work done for college, in addition to hunting vampires after Leo's parents are killed in front of both Leo and Mitchell. But when Mitchell is turned against his will at their favorite club, Leo and Mitchell will have to figure out how to make peace with the new Mitchell and the changes to their friendship. Lots of learning curb and hot sexy times are in their future, and I enjoyed the chemistry between them very much. I loved getting to see the characters from the previous two books. I can't wait to find out what happens next in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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  • Sandra Singleton
    January 1, 1970
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  • Cee Brown
    January 1, 1970
    •*)✨✨3.5 stars✨✨ .•*)What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? A night out with his best friend turned out to be more than these guys were asking for. For Mitch, "there was no going back to before." And, for Leo, Mitch "was still the same, still human in the ways that mattered." Mitch was attacked and now was a vampire, the one thing that the college students had been fighting ever since those creatures had killed Leo's parents years prior. Journey with Mitch and Leo as they fight to s •*´¨)✨✨3.5 stars✨✨ ¸.•*¨)What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? A night out with his best friend turned out to be more than these guys were asking for. For Mitch, "there was no going back to before." And, for Leo, Mitch "was still the same, still human in the ways that mattered." Mitch was attacked and now was a vampire, the one thing that the college students had been fighting ever since those creatures had killed Leo's parents years prior. Journey with Mitch and Leo as they fight to survive being on the opposite end of the fight to finally admitting that love does conquer all. This is the third in the Ironwrought Series and a branch off from the friends who started it all. There are appearances from the characters of the first two books and while questions are being answered, a new storyline is being worked in. Cannot wait for the next story.I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.
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  • Darlene
    January 1, 1970
    I love this author’s writing! Anna Wineheart brings us another great book to her series “Ironwrought, Book 3”. This book brings in two vampire hunters, Mitchell, known as “Mitch” and Leo into the series. They have been best friends since middle school. When Mitch’s parents were killed in an auto accident, Leo’s parents took him in legally and had lived with them ever since. Then Leo’s parents were killed by vampires leaving Leo and Mitch alone.Mitch has always had Leo by his side to protect him, I love this author’s writing! Anna Wineheart brings us another great book to her series “Ironwrought, Book 3”. This book brings in two vampire hunters, Mitchell, known as “Mitch” and Leo into the series. They have been best friends since middle school. When Mitch’s parents were killed in an auto accident, Leo’s parents took him in legally and had lived with them ever since. Then Leo’s parents were killed by vampires leaving Leo and Mitch alone.Mitch has always had Leo by his side to protect him, except the one time he ran away from Leo for six months thinking it was best for Mitch not to have him around after Leo’s parents were killed. Leo wanted his friend back in his life and when he found him, he asked him to be friends again. Mitch had wanted to go back to Leo for a long time and agreed. They lived together as friends for years. Leo loved Mitch with all his heart, but Mitch always kept his distance since the one time Leo had kissed him. The two young men lives change in an instant when a masked man injects Mitch with something that kills him and turns him a vampire. From that point on the two men struggled with the agony that came with vampirism. Old beliefs are hard to break. They turn to Dr. Carter who works on their campus who is a vampire from the previous books to find out some answers.Their meeting with Carter along with Seb, Oriel, Quinn and Brandon start to change Leo’s way of thinking about vampires and maybe there were a few good ones amongst the many dangerous ones. Leo loves Mitch as much as Mitch loves Leo. It’s through their strong friendship and love that helps them on their path to learn to live with the way things where now.Mitch and Leo find betrayal from a fellow hunter. Oriel’s blood had been tried to be forced on Mitch. Now they wonder if other hunters would be after them, knowing Mitch had been turned. According to Dr. Carter they would need to go into hiding. But who had given a hunter the only known sample of Oriel’s blood that the government took? I’ll be waiting for the next book to see where Anna Wineheart takes us next.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I highly recommend this series to any vampire lover; it’s so worth the time to read! I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    **I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**I had previously read Winehearts book, Omega Teachers Baby and didn't love it. I had read that for the pregnancy aspect, and when I got the offer to review Best Friend's Blood, I was a little hesitant. I am not as big into reading about vampires anymore and there wasn't that male pregnancy to drive me forward if I didn't like the prose or plot. Yet, when I actually got around to reading this book, it was surprisingly eas **I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**I had previously read Winehearts book, Omega Teachers Baby and didn't love it. I had read that for the pregnancy aspect, and when I got the offer to review Best Friend's Blood, I was a little hesitant. I am not as big into reading about vampires anymore and there wasn't that male pregnancy to drive me forward if I didn't like the prose or plot. Yet, when I actually got around to reading this book, it was surprisingly easy to get through. The characters were likable, their relationship solid and the plot of a vampire hunter turning into a vampire and being in love with vampire hunter best friend was perfect. When I finished reading my only issue was that it was too short. This would have been too good, if it had been fleshed out, scenes deepened. I had wanted to know more about why Mitch had needed to keep going out to the bar/club and why Leo didn't want him to. That dynamic was frustrating to not have a reason as to why they were doing it. That and all these "good guy vampires" and their mates - I understood that their stories were most likely covered in the previous two books, but I would have liked more interaction with the main characters. Or more info on what was going down with Oriel's blood. It's frustrating when information isn't put into a book to prolong the plot for other books to come. It felt like a ploy. (view spoiler)[And why didn't Mitch go crazy when he tasted Oriel's blood? They had made a big deal about vampires being obsessed with it's smell and taste, but then barely anything happened with Mitch. Also, why were some hunters going rogue and turning people into vampires? I would have wanted some info on that, rather than having to wait until the next book to rehash the issue. (hide spoiler)]Even with all this bashing I feel I just did, I enjoyed the book. If you didn't enjoy Wineheart's other books, like I did, I would still give Best Friend's Blood a shot. It was a quick read that didn't need the reader to have any knowledge about the world beforehand. Final notes: - told in alternating third person- new adult? [the guys are in college]- mentions of blood and violence
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  • Kathleen Nichols
    January 1, 1970
    ***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book*** What happens when the person you love most is turned into the very thing you've been fighting against for a large part of your life. Leo and Mitch are best friends that have feelings for each other the depth of which they've never talked about or explored. Mitch has kept Leo at a distance since Leo kissed him so he backed off. As best friends the two have become vampire hunters since vampires are what killed Leo's parents when th ***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book*** What happens when the person you love most is turned into the very thing you've been fighting against for a large part of your life. Leo and Mitch are best friends that have feelings for each other the depth of which they've never talked about or explored. Mitch has kept Leo at a distance since Leo kissed him so he backed off. As best friends the two have become vampire hunters since vampires are what killed Leo's parents when they were teenagers. Their lives revolve around this when at a hunter safe club Mitch is injected with a special vampire blood turning him into a blood thirsty vampire. Leo's love for Mitch however takes over and see's Leo protecting Mitch even though he's a vampire. The two guys struggle with their new reality and the many issues that arise from Mitch's new condition. New friends though help the two understand the world of the vampires since two of the people are humans with vampire mates. Leo's love and friendship with Mitch is one part of the story. Leo's acceptance of Mitch and the lengths he will go to keep Mitch from harm is another part of the story. The trust the two have for each other is yet another part of this fun and interesting story. The book was filled with action, fear, questions, intrigue, and love which makes for a great read. I wonder what's in store for Mitch and Leo and other characters from the series so far. I guess we'll all have wait until then.
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  • Nessa
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.... Actually, I personally feel that this is a bit more than a three star review simply because I love Vampires, and I enjoyed the romance aspect of the story line. Leo and Mitch have been friends for a very long time with each of them developing feelings for the other, but not communicating those feelings. Leo's parents died when vampires swooped down and drained them dry, resulting in Leo and Mitch becoming vampire hunters. Soon, Mitc I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.... Actually, I personally feel that this is a bit more than a three star review simply because I love Vampires, and I enjoyed the romance aspect of the story line. Leo and Mitch have been friends for a very long time with each of them developing feelings for the other, but not communicating those feelings. Leo's parents died when vampires swooped down and drained them dry, resulting in Leo and Mitch becoming vampire hunters. Soon, Mitch gets attacked and he becomes a vampire himself. I do like how the vampires in this series are able to evaporate or disappear, which is unique compared to other vampire books I've read. The writing was excellent and I didn't see any inconsistencies (not that I'm sure I'd even notice) while Mitch and Leo struggle with accepting Mitch as a vampire. There's angst in that area of the plot with a bit of action and danger. It was nice to have characters from the previous two books pop into a scene and explain things about the vampire world to Leo and Mitch, especially since two of them were also human with vampire mates. I really enjoyed that portion of the story. The characters are well detailed, and I definitely loved the ending. It was a pleasure to read all three books. :)
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  • UnusualChild{beppy}
    January 1, 1970
    2 starsSynopsis: Leo's parents were killed by vampires, and he has been a hunter ever since. Leo lives with his best friend, Mitchell, who he is also in love with. Mitchell lost both his parents, and was in the same place when Leo's parents got killed. When Leo and Mitchell head out for a night on the town, Mitchell gets turned to a vampire. He gets a syringe to the neck instead of being bitten, but is turned nevertheless. Leo doesn't know what to do with Mitchell, but takes him back to their ho 2 starsSynopsis: Leo's parents were killed by vampires, and he has been a hunter ever since. Leo lives with his best friend, Mitchell, who he is also in love with. Mitchell lost both his parents, and was in the same place when Leo's parents got killed. When Leo and Mitchell head out for a night on the town, Mitchell gets turned to a vampire. He gets a syringe to the neck instead of being bitten, but is turned nevertheless. Leo doesn't know what to do with Mitchell, but takes him back to their home, and promises to look at Mitchell through his friendship glasses. They also contact someone who Mitchell thinks is a vampire, in order to figure out what is going on with Mitchell, and how they can get a handle on his vampire side.What I liked: Leo trying to look past what he hated to just see Mitchell. I liked that their friendship was solid, and that everything that came after the turning was an extension of that friendship. I liked that they considered each other in all their actions.What I didn't like: The whole story, while interesting, felt more like an outline to me; more like a glimpse of what could be a really good, interesting story with engaging characters.
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  • Xanthe
    January 1, 1970
    This was a different take on the vampire/vampire hunter relationship as they were best friend's first. At first I felt a slight disadvantage as I hadn't read the first two books but it doesn't take long to get into the story. It did however take me a while to feel in touch with the characters. Leo and Mitch's relationship as best friends is tentative with both yearning for the other but not willing to take that next step, guilt and nerve stopping them. It takes the emotions brought out when Mitc This was a different take on the vampire/vampire hunter relationship as they were best friend's first. At first I felt a slight disadvantage as I hadn't read the first two books but it doesn't take long to get into the story. It did however take me a while to feel in touch with the characters. Leo and Mitch's relationship as best friends is tentative with both yearning for the other but not willing to take that next step, guilt and nerve stopping them. It takes the emotions brought out when Mitch is turned for them to realise what they mean to each other. Leo struggles with what Mitch becomes with the way his parents were killed and has to decide which is more important - hunting and killing vampires or having his best friend.Mitch struggles with what he's become as he was a hunter and he's become what killed his best friend's parent. Emotions run high throughout the book with tense situations and loving moments.Anna writes a good world, I enjoyed the secondary characters and the support they offered to Leo and Mitch. I know that their situation must be trying but they flit from love to anger in the blink of an eye, then back to forgiveness and love. It got a little annoying but I was happy with the outcome of the story. I enjoyed it but for me, I found it a little hard to keep with the characters. After reading this one, I am going back to read the first two.I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review
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  • Josh Dale
    January 1, 1970
    I found the dynamics of this story intriguing. We have to Vampire hunters as our main characters. Leo and Mitch, who are best friends, that have lost their parents, Leos by a vampire attack, which they both witnessed. All they have is each other and their Vampire hunting. So, what happens when Mitch is turned? Mitch hates that he has been turned into a monster as much as Leo does. Can their love and friendship pass this test. How do you see past the fact that Mitch is now a vampire, a monster th I found the dynamics of this story intriguing. We have to Vampire hunters as our main characters. Leo and Mitch, who are best friends, that have lost their parents, Leos by a vampire attack, which they both witnessed. All they have is each other and their Vampire hunting. So, what happens when Mitch is turned? Mitch hates that he has been turned into a monster as much as Leo does. Can their love and friendship pass this test. How do you see past the fact that Mitch is now a vampire, a monster that killed Leos parents?The story has a little mystery, as they need to find out who turned Mitch and why?In this the third book, we get to really feel the emotions as the characters battle to find a way ahead. We also find out that they have both been in love with the other. I found the book an exciting read and constantly was encouraging the characters to come together. I have enjoyed all three books so far but I have to say this is my favourite as I really connected and felt what the characters were going through.
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  • P Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily read this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's*3.5 stars This is the third book in the Ironwrought Series. I strongly recommend reading the previous books as this will give you a clearer idea of what’s going on. Two friends who fought as hunters find themselves on opposite sides. Leo’s in conflict with his heart and head - one’s telling him to remember why he needs to kill vampires but his heart keeps reminding him about his feelings for Mitch. Will Leo fol *I voluntarily read this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's*3.5 stars This is the third book in the Ironwrought Series. I strongly recommend reading the previous books as this will give you a clearer idea of what’s going on. Two friends who fought as hunters find themselves on opposite sides. Leo’s in conflict with his heart and head - one’s telling him to remember why he needs to kill vampires but his heart keeps reminding him about his feelings for Mitch. Will Leo follow his heart or give into his hatred for vampires? I was intrigued by Leo and Mitch - these two had strong feelings for one another and that echoed beautifully throughout the entire book. The plot keeps getting more interesting with each book. I liked both characters and they definitely had good chemistry. My only criticism was probably the constant repetition of certain things which got really annoying.
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  • Kashunna Fly
    January 1, 1970
    Mitch & Leo have lived thru a great tragedy watch Leo's parents who took Mitch in, be slaughtered right in front of their eyes. But through it all they have been friend since grade school who have been secretly in love with each other since meeting. They stayed together, leaning on each other for support, all the while training to be hunters to help kill rouge vampires. One faithful day while out relaxing Mitch & Leo are attacked leaving Mitch dazed and turned into the one thing he has b Mitch & Leo have lived thru a great tragedy watch Leo's parents who took Mitch in, be slaughtered right in front of their eyes. But through it all they have been friend since grade school who have been secretly in love with each other since meeting. They stayed together, leaning on each other for support, all the while training to be hunters to help kill rouge vampires. One faithful day while out relaxing Mitch & Leo are attacked leaving Mitch dazed and turned into the one thing he has been trained to kill and hate. What happens now, does Leo have to kill his best friend? Are hunters being targeted? How does Oriel's blood come into play? Who can they trust?This was a great third edition to the series which showed love conquers all. I'm so caught up in this human/vamp sexy mysterious series. It was awesome having cameos from Oriel/Seb & Brandon/Quinn. I cant wait to see what happens in book 4******I received an ARC but I'm voluntarily leaving a review*******
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    I have to say that this was an excellent book as were the other two in this series. Mitch and Leo have been friends since they were youngsters. After Leo and Mitch saw Leo's parents murdered while trying to save Mitch from a Vampire attack, they went through a separation that made them closer when they got back together. Both loving and yearning for each other four years passes by. They become "Hunters" while they attend college. After an attack at a nightclub, Mitch becomes a vampire. Leo and M I have to say that this was an excellent book as were the other two in this series. Mitch and Leo have been friends since they were youngsters. After Leo and Mitch saw Leo's parents murdered while trying to save Mitch from a Vampire attack, they went through a separation that made them closer when they got back together. Both loving and yearning for each other four years passes by. They become "Hunters" while they attend college. After an attack at a nightclub, Mitch becomes a vampire. Leo and Mitch now have to work their way through the changes that this causes in their relationship. Their journey is not a straight path and many cuts and bruises occur. A lot of excellent sex, a sweet friends to lovers and a beautiful HEA. Couldn't ask for more in a book. I voluntarily read and reviewed this ARC book.
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  • Miriam
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC edition of this book from the author.I have not read the previous books in this series, and I'm not sure if any of my issues with this book are because I'm missing the background from the previous books. The MCs from the previous two stories make an appearance, but are only periphery to this story.There is a lot of back and forth in this book to get both MCs POV, but it just didn't flow very well for me. I spent the first bit feeling very lost about what was going on in the sto I received an ARC edition of this book from the author.I have not read the previous books in this series, and I'm not sure if any of my issues with this book are because I'm missing the background from the previous books. The MCs from the previous two stories make an appearance, but are only periphery to this story.There is a lot of back and forth in this book to get both MCs POV, but it just didn't flow very well for me. I spent the first bit feeling very lost about what was going on in the story. Even once I did get into the story, I felt like so much of the issue between Mitch and Leo was lack of communication (a major pet peeve of mine). I did like the concept of the story, but I'm wondering if some of the world-building is better explained in the other books. In the end the story was okay, but interesting enough I would want to explore the other books.
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  • Sarita Chapdelaine
    January 1, 1970
    This is a well-written story with a great premise. I enjoyed this book and I now wish I had read the previous books first. I felt I was missing some of the background information on this world and it was difficult for me to follow at times. I also found it odd at the beginning of the book that Leo and Mitch thought all vampires are evil and need to be killed and were not aware that there are good vampires as well. They have to get past that once Mitch is turned against his will so they can still This is a well-written story with a great premise. I enjoyed this book and I now wish I had read the previous books first. I felt I was missing some of the background information on this world and it was difficult for me to follow at times. I also found it odd at the beginning of the book that Leo and Mitch thought all vampires are evil and need to be killed and were not aware that there are good vampires as well. They have to get past that once Mitch is turned against his will so they can still be together. I like the connection between them and how they have been friends and roommates for a long time. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.I was given an ARC to review by the author.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    If you like your vampires freshly turned, confused, brave and honorable...you'll want to read this newest release by Anna Wineheart. As someone who is NOT drawn to blood, in any form, I found myself reading quickly to help the young heroes solve a mystery and reach a workable solution. Since their histories have been forged since they were young boys, they already knew each other as best friends...they just have to put into perspective the death of Leo's parents, Mitch's place in Leo's life and If you like your vampires freshly turned, confused, brave and honorable...you'll want to read this newest release by Anna Wineheart. As someone who is NOT drawn to blood, in any form, I found myself reading quickly to help the young heroes solve a mystery and reach a workable solution. Since their histories have been forged since they were young boys, they already knew each other as best friends...they just have to put into perspective the death of Leo's parents, Mitch's place in Leo's life and the role that Dr. Carter and Oriel will play in their futures. This is a fast paced story with lots packed into a few chapters. There just has to be an Ironwrought, #4!I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Ali
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.I liked this story just as much as I have the others in this series. I liked how this gave a different perspective on the vampires and what can happen to your life if you are forcefully changed. Mitch has pretty much spent his life believing that he isn’t worthy of love and that he is just lucky that Leo wants his as a friend. Leo has pretty much relied on Mitch’s friendship as his anchor even before his parent were murdered and even more so I received this book in exchange for an honest review.I liked this story just as much as I have the others in this series. I liked how this gave a different perspective on the vampires and what can happen to your life if you are forcefully changed. Mitch has pretty much spent his life believing that he isn’t worthy of love and that he is just lucky that Leo wants his as a friend. Leo has pretty much relied on Mitch’s friendship as his anchor even before his parent were murdered and even more so now. Both of these characters were so scared to let their feelings known it almost hurt them more, mostly Leo needed to learn how to accept Mitch for everything that he now is. I can’t wait to read more of the couples from this series and see new couples come together.
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  • John-Torleif Harris
    January 1, 1970
    The premise that a young vampire hunter is turned against his will, in the middle of a hunter club was very intriguing. I loved the development of Leo and Mitch’s relationship as they started the story out in an uneasy friendhip that was stressed almost immediately by Mitch’s turning. I’m still really confused with what the supposed end game of the government, or whoever has Oriel’s blood really is. Was Mitch just a fly by the seat of your pants experiment? If not, why botch it so badly? And why The premise that a young vampire hunter is turned against his will, in the middle of a hunter club was very intriguing. I loved the development of Leo and Mitch’s relationship as they started the story out in an uneasy friendhip that was stressed almost immediately by Mitch’s turning. I’m still really confused with what the supposed end game of the government, or whoever has Oriel’s blood really is. Was Mitch just a fly by the seat of your pants experiment? If not, why botch it so badly? And why wouldn’t there be some kind of observation/surveillance on both him and Leo?Maybe these questions will be answered as the series continues. I will definitely be reading each installment as it comes out!I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    A novella with plenty of angst, steam and tension, I enjoyed this newest couple in the author's series about vamp/human m/m pairings and a mysterious blood source feared by vamps as intoxicatingly deadly. Leo and Mitch are a likable pair, friends for years but with a traumatic joint past that haunts them. This tale was well-written and a true vampire story with blood feeding galore. If you love angsty, sexy, male vampires with strong libidos and a hankering for man flesh (and blood!) , then you A novella with plenty of angst, steam and tension, I enjoyed this newest couple in the author's series about vamp/human m/m pairings and a mysterious blood source feared by vamps as intoxicatingly deadly. Leo and Mitch are a likable pair, friends for years but with a traumatic joint past that haunts them. This tale was well-written and a true vampire story with blood feeding galore. If you love angsty, sexy, male vampires with strong libidos and a hankering for man flesh (and blood!) , then you should find this story appealing.I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the author; this is my voluntary and honest review.
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  • Amor Leer
    January 1, 1970
    Best Friend's Blood is the 3rd book in this series and best read after reading Forbidden Blood and Professor Blood.Leo and Mitch are best friend since middle school. After Leo's parents are killed by vampires, Leo and Mitch become Vampire Hunters. On a night out, Mitch is turned. How will Leo react now that Mitch has become the thing that Leo hates most in this world?There's a mystery entangled in this series that I am dying to have revealed as Ms Wineheart continues with this intriguing vampire Best Friend's Blood is the 3rd book in this series and best read after reading Forbidden Blood and Professor Blood.Leo and Mitch are best friend since middle school. After Leo's parents are killed by vampires, Leo and Mitch become Vampire Hunters. On a night out, Mitch is turned. How will Leo react now that Mitch has become the thing that Leo hates most in this world?There's a mystery entangled in this series that I am dying to have revealed as Ms Wineheart continues with this intriguing vampire series.I cannot wait for the next book!!I received an ARC from the author for my honest review.
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  • Missy Clifton
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the book but never got fully invested in the characters the way I did the other two books in the series. To me it was a lot of - I love him but I can't be with him... but i love him - between the two characters. I understand the guilt Mitchell had and the nightmares Leo had but it didn't really feel like they worked out anything at the end. I would have liked to read that maybe they talked to a vampire therapist or maybe the other couples from past books to help them with what was going I liked the book but never got fully invested in the characters the way I did the other two books in the series. To me it was a lot of - I love him but I can't be with him... but i love him - between the two characters. I understand the guilt Mitchell had and the nightmares Leo had but it didn't really feel like they worked out anything at the end. I would have liked to read that maybe they talked to a vampire therapist or maybe the other couples from past books to help them with what was going on and to help them move forward.
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  • Valerie
    January 1, 1970
    The friendship between Mitch and Leo is a good one, but I found Mitch's constant need for reassurance a little annoying. I found that Leo, despite his love for his best friend, keeps pushing him away and blaming Mitch for leaving. I think too much of the story is focused on the past and little developing their relationship past their friendship. I enjoyed Quinn and Brandon's story more.The epilogue is the best part of the story. They have settled into their different lives and the connection is The friendship between Mitch and Leo is a good one, but I found Mitch's constant need for reassurance a little annoying. I found that Leo, despite his love for his best friend, keeps pushing him away and blaming Mitch for leaving. I think too much of the story is focused on the past and little developing their relationship past their friendship. I enjoyed Quinn and Brandon's story more.The epilogue is the best part of the story. They have settled into their different lives and the connection is strong.
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  • Terri
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a great addition to the series. I liked Leo and Mitch, and I really felt their connection. I also felt their despair, since they had the best reason for hating and hunting vampires. The guys were so sweet together, and the sex was fun and hot. There was one point in the story when I got angry at Leo, but that didn't last for long. Mostly, I wanted to hug both of them, especially Mitch, who was turned into the very thing he hated and feared the most. I can't wait to see what happens This book was a great addition to the series. I liked Leo and Mitch, and I really felt their connection. I also felt their despair, since they had the best reason for hating and hunting vampires. The guys were so sweet together, and the sex was fun and hot. There was one point in the story when I got angry at Leo, but that didn't last for long. Mostly, I wanted to hug both of them, especially Mitch, who was turned into the very thing he hated and feared the most. I can't wait to see what happens next in this world!
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  • Esther Alayeto
    January 1, 1970
    A great quick read of friends to lovers. Well written and developed with a great storyline. Mitch and Leo are wonderful characters who have lots of chemistry and have always had feelings for each other but never acted on them. Both vampire hunters, their world is turned upside down when Mitch is turned into the very thing they hate and hunt!I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the characters Leo and Mitch. I think that the author did a great job of the friend to lovers theme. She also did a job with the paranormal aspect of the story. I think that the vampire aspect of Mitch's life was written so well. I enjoyed this a lot. I loved the cover art. I thought that was designed well.I received this as an ARC.
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  • Kevin
    January 1, 1970
    A quick, very good read. The characters are written very well and you care what happens. The author does a great job at getting you immersed in the story. It has a HEA of sorts, but the story is to be continued and I am anxious to find out what happens next.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Decent read but not as good as her other books. I really like this series but I felt this book was a bit lacking and rushed. I like the two characters Mitch and Leo but their story had gaps, but saying all that it still was an enjoyable read.
  • Antoinette
    January 1, 1970
    What do you do when your best friend, the love of your life becomes the thing you despise? That's Leo's dilemma when Mitchell gets turned into a vampire. This story is fun, fast paced and somewhat touching and I really enjoyed it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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