Monday, June 30, 2014

ARC review - Awakened (The Belladonna Agency series #2) by Virna DePaul

The Belladonna Agency series #2

by Virna DePaul
Release Date:  July 1, 2014


Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s thrilling series of paranormal romances invites readers into a seductive and dangerous world where vampires secretly exist among the general population, while the FBI tries to keep the Rogues among them from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure. 

Ex-soldier Barrett Miles had no idea that vampires were real—until Belladonna recruits her to serve as a covert agent and infiltrate a murderous sex ring run by the most depraved of immortals, those who feed on the purity and blood of innocents. Their latest victim: a young girl whom Barrett promised to protect. She will be sold—unless Barrett can find her first. Forced to team up with her former lover, Nick Maltese, an undercover sniper, Barrett is caught between fulfilling her personal mission and shielding her heart from the man who betrayed her.

Nick’s hunting a new breed of vampires and harboring a terrible secret when Barrett finds him. Soon a seething underworld of strange desires threatens to engulf them all. Can he save the girl and reclaim Barrett’s heart? Nick knows he has only one chance to prove himself to her as the hunt begins—and their love forces them to embrace the darkest places in their souls.


My Review:

This is the second book in the Belladonna series and I really enjoyed the story of Barrett and Nick.  Barrett works for Belladonna and is trying to rescue a girl that Barrett had promised to protect from a sex ring run by born vampires.  She needs a computer genius to help track down video feed and decides to team up with Nick, a former lover.  Nick works for the government as well and is tracking made vampires.  He agrees to help Barrett, hoping that he will get a chance at winning back Barrett's love.  The chemistry between the two is pretty intense but secrets could force them apart.  This story has adventure, suspense and romance all beautifully twined together to give the reader a great story.  Barrett is a strong and determined woman who has never gotten over Nick but is unsure whether she wants to trust him with her heart.  Nick is a man who will do whatever is necessary for the people he loves, even if it is not what he wants.  I have read the first book but don't believe it is needed to enjoy this story (Turned is a fantastic book and I do recommend it to lovers of paranormal romantic suspense readers).  I am hoping that there will be more books in this wonderful series. ~Booklover Sue

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Turned: The Belladonna Agency series #1
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