Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
With most of the world-building for the Blood & Sex series occurring in the first title (our review of Michael), Angela Cameron was able to take off quickly with a stronger plot in the second volume, Jonas.
Jonas is the second-in-command in the vampire mafia, and he’s a good right hand to have as long as he keeps the dark side of his personality — one everyone calls Luciano — in check.
Elena is a top scientist in blood research. She’s just discovered a way to boost immunity levels to near super-human strength. She doesn’t know it, but everyone in the underworld is after it. Michael sends Jonas to protect her, and while the vampire knows he shouldn’t care for her or want to be with her — their chemistry is undeniable.
Jonas spends most of this quick read helping Elena — both by protecting physically and aiding her understanding of all things otherworld (she’s hunted by werewolves).
Much like with Black Dagger Brotherhood mythos, the vampire Jonas and human Elena are meant to be a mated pair and so each time they’re near they can’t fight the need to be close. While Jonas is much more plot-driven, we promise Cameron still brings the heat in the bedroom scenes. (Yes, multiple.)
It’s a quick, single-sitting read with characters worth getting to know. If you were on the border after Michael, we’re sure you’ll be on board with the Blood & Sex series after reading Jonas. We are.