Sworn (Blood Duet, #1) by Maria Luis

Sworn (Blood Duet, #1)

I bow to no man. The words are tattooed on my skin, just as they’re branded on my heart.But I never planned for Sergeant Lincoln Asher, a man as deceptive as he is cold. His dominance sets my teeth on edge . . . and my body on fire. He won’t stop until I’m his, but I’m not his to take. My secrets bind me—and blind me. I live in the shadows of New Orleans. Hidden and protected in the underworld I call home. I know who I am.I vow never to...

Details Sworn (Blood Duet, #1)

TitleSworn (Blood Duet, #1)
GenreRomance, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Contemporary, Suspense, Dark, Mystery, Crime

Reviews Sworn (Blood Duet, #1)

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
      ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~ CHRIST ON A CRACKER was this book good. Like seriously, SO f-cking good! The writing was fantastic. It was very well paced. The plot was super engaging. It was told in a dual POV format. There were twists and turns. Secrets. Intrigue. Mystery. Danger. It was smokin' hot. I LOVED the setting (New Orleans). Last, it ended in a shocking twist of a cliffhanger that I thought I saw coming (and I am STILL a little convinced...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog: KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS Once upon a time, in a far, far away land, when I'd first found myself alone and scared, I'd pictured my saviour, I'd imagined my Prince Charming as the requisite blond with the blue eyes and the tall physique-to say nothing of the fact that he'd be sweet and gentlemanly and oh-so-handsome. Lincoln Asher failed on every front-aside from his Haint blue eyes. SWORN: A full le...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐STARS.ARC BOOK REVIEWRelease Date-17/5/18"Sworn" by Maria Luis was such a good read it was also the first thing I've read by this particular author.From the minute I started this I was transfixed and transported into the fascinating world of Avery and Lincoln.Set against the decadent background of New Orleans; we are swiftly immersed into this rich tapestry of secrets and lies."Sworn" features Lincoln and Avery; the former a cop an...
  • Snow
    She witnessed her mother's murder, she heard it all but didn't see, but the words and the voices belonged to her stepfather and another man...and all that she could do was run and hide...sentencing herself to the unknown, uncertainty of existence... In that moment, at age of fourteen, Laurel Peyton had ceased to exist her life existence was erased by the powerful PR imagery her stepfather displayed, as being the mayor of New Orleans, and Laurel...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Good Lord people!! The minute I read the blurb to Sworn I knew I needed to read it. And honestly? This story blew.my.mind!!! This was so well written. Lincoln and Avery were fantastic. They were so sexy and this story was raw, gripping and so intense. I never wanted it to end!!On the run with secrets so deep, Avery Washington had no intentions of getting involved with a man, let alone a mysterious and broody Police Sergeant who had pain and shado...
  • Carlabulian
    Primeiro livro que leio dessa autora. Só uma palavra WOW!!!!!!
  • Diary Of Book Fiend
    First of all, Oh My GAWD. How is it that this is the first book I have ever read by this author?! It for sure will not be my last. Excuse me as I go add them all to my Kindle.~*~* 5 Panty Scorching Stars~*~The writing was basically flawless, I was so into this book, I devoured it in like two hours. It was just that damn good!!I don't want to give anything and I mean not one single plot point. I don't want to spoil it for anyone.I feel like it's o...
  • ♥️Fantasy Land Blog Book Reviewer♥️
    WOW!What a great freaking book!! I devoured my first Maria Luis book.This story starts out with a bang and keeps you guessing all the way to the end, which of course ends on a cliff. But that is okay TRUST ME! Avery is a 13-year-old girl when she ends up on the streets. She has to become unknown and a shadow to stay safe. Now at 25, she has become many people but she is Avery Washington a tarot card reader. She is a loner that has secrets that co...
  • Meg K
    This book is a total gem!There are so many words I could use to describe Sworn but I don’t think any of them would do the book justice. I’ve loved everything that I have read by Maria Luis but it is safe to say that Sworn has blown all of her previous works out of the water! It is definitely not the typical romcom we've to expect from her but it absolutely exceptional. You have to read it to fully grasp what an amazing story this is. Just dow...
  • Pelusa Rivera
    Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author.. Have you ever read a book from Maria? If you haven't I ask why not? Let me tell you my friends that she is awesome, and she only gets better and better. I am about to erect an altar to her that is how good she is. Any hoo this book is stupendous. We meet Avery and this woman, huh my heart goes out to her, she is strong but still wary, and with reason I really don't want to give much info because honestly you nee...
  • A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
    Oh Wow!!! I Love This Book!!!! I could hardly put this book down and was actually pretty upset when I had to stop to answer questions my family kept asking (like are you going to come eat dinner? Uh no, can't you see I'm too busy swooning over Lincoln and trying to solve a mystery in N'Orleans' shadows). The lead female is such a perfect balance of a badass woman and a lonely little girl. Then, the lead male, Lincoln; just holy hot damn, I mean, ...
  • Terri Tutor
    Not sure what I want to say other than OMG! Having New Orleans as the setting is almost always a win in my book as I have family in the near area. But the story has to be intriguing and interesting and “Sworn” is both. Both Avery and Lincoln aren’t who we think that they are, especially considering how they grew up. I’m not always thrilled with continuing stories, mainly because I don’t like to wait to see what happens next. But when th...
  • Carol
    Amei!!!!!!! Mal posso esperar para o próximo ❤ Amei!!!!!!! Mal posso esperar para o próximo ❤️
  • Tracy Cox
    WOW!. What a departure for Maria Luis. And so worth it. Lincoln and Avery's chemistry is off. the. charts! A complicated storyline and a humdinger of a cliffy.....
  • Lilpurplepearl
    I did not see that twist at the very end coming.
  • Leigh Lennon
    By Maria LuisHow do I review this book? Well, Maria hit it out of the ball park with this one. Avery is a girl with secrets and just as they say opposited attract—in this case it is two people with similar backgrounds that attract. Lincoln is a mystery to most everyone. Is he good? Is he bad? Does it even matter because the sparks that fly from Avery and Lincoln are going to set your heart on fire for them to make it.Secrets are the back drop o...
  • Stacy
    Holy freaking hotness!Did you hear that? Yup, that was the sound of my insides melting to an oblivion!!! I think I may need an ice cube or 10.   I don't know how Maria does it, but she manages to take all these words, write them down and create an INCREDIBLE story that completely sucks you in and has you utterly enthralled by the words before you. She writes in a way that you forget the outside world even exist and all that matters to you is th...
  • Suzy
    📚📚 OMG. A BRAND NEW AUTHOR FOR ME AND WHAT A BLINDING BOOK TO BEGIN WITHTHIS BOOK WAS BLOODY AWESOME. WOW WOW WOW. I have finished this book in total and utter awe and Marie Luis you just went to the top of my one clicks, I needed to take deep breath and just relax and go with the flow or my review is going to be am awful mess . Okay, now. I've since had a couple of hours since I have finished my first ever Maria Luis- Yet I am still trying...
  • Beth
    I would love to give this more than 5 Stars because this book, as with all of Ms Luis’ books, is 10 Stars worthy!This story is suspenseful, thrilling, sexy, thoughtful and funny. Our two main characters, Avery Washington (Laurel) and Lincoln Asher, drive the plot and ride out the twists and turns of this out of control roller coaster ride. It starts out with Ms Luis introducing us to them in all of their imperfections and quirks and some of the...
  • Quinn Fforde
    I'm mostly a romcom reader, so Sworn was a bit of a stretch for me. I love Maria Luis's work, though, so I was curious exactly how this would go. I thought I would read one chapter, get a taste of it, and then read more the next day. An hour flew by before I realized it! I was hooked, and I took it with me to my daughter's soccer practice to sneak in some more time. The chemistry between Avery and Lincoln is off the charts from the very first sce...
  • Candy
    Cliffhanger you've been warned! Wow the end was not what I was expecting but will know more when I read book 2.Avery has been running for years but hidden in plain sight in New Orleans. She wants answers to her mother's murder so disguising herself with different names is the way for her to do it. Then she meets Sergeant Lincoln Asher.Sergeant Lincoln Asher leads a double life and there's no room for a relationship, but then he meets Avery and th...
  • K Reynolds
    As sinfully delightful as New Orleans itselfWow! Maria Luis has outdone herself with this book. Avery is strong yet vulnerable, timid yet bold, naive yet sensual. She is the best kind of wonderful in a complicated walking contradiction. Lincoln personifies hurt, anger, and love with nowhere to go. To say these characters are textured and complex is an understatement. Their chemistry will make your heart speed up and beg for more!! The city itself...
  • Marie Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
    Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:D-A-M-N this is the DARKEST book Maria Luis has EVER written! ITS INTENSE, ITS DELICIOUSLY DIRTY, ITS COMPLETELY CAPTIVATING! I didn't know what to expect when I heard Miss Luis was writing a darker story than we are used to from her. I was nervous, anxious, and excited all at once. And after reading the first book, Sworn, I can say with my whole heart this book was JAW-DROPPING AMAZING! Sworn was really freaking...
  • Amanda Thomason
    Oh Wow!!! I Love This Book!!!! I could hardly put this book down and was actually pretty upset when I had to stop to answer questions my family kept asking (like are you going to come eat dinner? Uh no, can't you see I'm too busy swooning over Lincoln and trying to solve a mystery in N'Orleans' shadows). The lead female is such a perfect balance of a badass woman and a lonely little girl. Then, the lead male, Lincoln; just holy hot damn, I mean, ...
  • Zoe
    Sworn Blood Duet Book 1 Maria LuisAvery age 13“And I suspected that if I wanted to live another day, I had to become no one.”Twelve years later... “ In the bowel of New Orleans, I was the gatekeeper to the no-longer living.”Welcome to the underbelly of New Orleans where trust is so rare it just might not exist and survival is instinct. Maria Luis has written a raw and edgy suspense. Morals are checked at the door when the impending doom o...
  • Jackie
    OMG! I have read and thoroughly enjoyed every book by Maria Luis. So, when I read that this book was going to be a dark story, I was apprehensive, but reminded myself that she has never disappointed me.From the start, the story was very compelling. Both characters were very interesting and likeable. There was amazing sensual chemistry between them and lots of drama and suspense. The story took many twists and turns and then.... OMG. A shocker and...
  • Jenni
    This book tho!! Where did it come from?!? Maria Luis has stepped away (let's hope just momentarily) from her usual adorable and romantic banter-filled books to give us this absolute gem of darkness. From the heroine living her life in the shadows to the hero who's filled with them, this book took me for a ride. A dark, sexy, intriguing ride.Avery and Lincoln are complicated on their own, but together they're doubly dangerous and doesn't that make...
  • Debra
    Just finished this book,omg!!! Sworn is a little different than what Ms.Luis writes,if you never read her books you need to put them all in your tbr list starting with this one. Intriguing,suspenful, some sexy moments involved that will definitely steam up your kindle.Love the storyline as well as the chemistry between Avery and Lincoln.Ms.Luis done a great job with her research and telling us about the underbelly of what goes on in the French qu...
  • Penny Leidecker
    WOW, what a fabulous new book from Maria Luis! We know she can write about sexy hockey players if you’ve read her Blades series and then of course she has her sexy Nola series. This is something totally different! It is still some smoking scenes, but you can tell how much she has grown as a writer with this book and all it’s twists and turns. Everyone, you will fall in love with the sexy Sergeant Lincoln Asher. You will be cheering for Avery....
  • Jacinta
    I have been thinking how I can write this review that 1. Will express how amazing this book was and 2. Doing it without giving anything away because you do not want spoilers when you are taken on this brilliant ride. Now I must warn that this book is significantly darker, dirtier and sexier than Maria's other books and I loved every single word of it. Right from the very beginning I was enthralled. Now it does end on a cliffhanger but it was a pr...