Mastyr Vampire Stone wants to bond with Aralynn, his battle partner, until he learns she lives a double life as a woman he despises…
For hundreds of years, Stone has lived a solitary life, serving Tannisford Realm as he battles the deadly Invictus wraith-pairs with his Vampire Guard. In recent weeks, he’s run missions with a beautiful wolf named Aralynn. Mortally wounded by the Ancient Fae, Aralynn saves Stone’s life and one taste of her healing blood confirms she’s a blood rose. He’s all set to bond with her when he learns she lives a double life as a woman he despises. But how can he cut Aralynn off when her blood calls to him like nothing he’s ever known before?
Rosamunde experienced the first real freedom of her thousand years of life when Davido the Wise taught her how to transform into Aralynn, a perfect battle partner for Mastyr Stone. But how was she to know that fighting wraith-pairs beside the Mastyr would incite every suppressed desire she’s ever had? Worse, she carries three secrets, each one of which has the power to sever her relationship with him forever. How can she earn his trust, when she’s lied to him and deceived him the whole time she’s served beside him?
EMBRACE THE POWER is a standalone story with no cliffhangers. It’s a passionate, sensual, paranormal romance, featuring a wolf and a vampire set in the fantasy world of the Nine Realms.
The final instalment catches up with Queen Rosamunde of the Fae and for a thousand years she has been forced to watch the Nine Realms being torn apart by her aunt. Rosamunde has recently learnt how to transform her appearance and now fights beside Mastyr Stone, but he has no idea the female he trusts and longs for is actually the Queen he hates. Stone sees Rosamunde as a lazy coward and has no idea of the pain and suffering she has endured but things are coming to ahead and the ancient Fae Margetta has one last cunning plan up her sleeve.
I will say no more about the plot except to say, it's a lot longer than other books in this series so really allowed the characters to be put well and truly through the mill! Lots of action here but also lots of saucy times too as this passionate couple learn more about each other; but it's not an easy journey for them. Secrets have a way of coming out and it's not always easy to understand the reasons behind actions taken or not taken as the case may be. What was a delight was discovering so much more about a character who is usually on the periphery but alas my lips are sealed!
This was emotional at times and full of action. I felt it answered many of my questions and of course I do love a happy ending!
I was so lucky to be gifted a copy of this and happily give this honest review.