Review:Undying Embrace by Jessica Lee
Arran MacLain is a vampire on a suicide mission, driven to kill his former partner who betrayed him and the Enclave they served. But two things stand in his way: Gabrielle, the human female who holds his heart, and the past that won’t let him go. If only death was enough to cleanse his soul.
Gabrielle Steven’s sister is missing. Her hunt for clues brings her face to face with the one vampire she can’t forget. Their missions combine and thrust them into the heart of evil. Will their passion be enough to overcome the pain from their past, or will their dark desires destroy them both?
Going into this book without reading the first in the series, I was lost for a moment or two, but as the story ramped up, the blanks began to fill themselves in without a problem. The Enclave is a society that tries to keep a hold on rouge DEAD's, vampires that love to kill without conscience. It is a needed organization in a world where you can go missing if a vampire decides he wants a snack. When Gabrielle's sister drops off the radar, she panics heading right into a nest of DEAD's. Arran and Gabrielle share a past that is torn by desire and heartbreak. Can they put it behind them to save her sister or is too late for them both?
I loved this story. It had all the forbidden passion that comes when you mix a human and vampire relationship. Gabrielle still has figurative and literal scars from her brush with a DEAD. Arran saved her, but walked away and that just pissed her off. He keeps walking away, even when she is determined to win him as her own. Great book, sexy scenes and the tension between the two characters was scorching.