on July 2, 2013
Genres: Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twenty-something girls—with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird…
After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isn’t always welcome.
To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.
When I picked up the first novel in this series, I knew this was a series I was going to follow to the end. I adore romance novels, but I feel they are all to similar. A Cursed Embrace has the perfect blend of everything there is to love about romance. The covers pull you in as well as the synopsis’. Four misfit sisters living in a paranormal world where they have no place since their powers are the product of a backfired curse. Both books held me captive until the end with action, humor, romance, and heartbreak. Those who’ve read the first book, don’t worry Mrs. Mancuso’s back! The banter between her and Taran is just laugh out loud funny.
“I raced into the house trying not to shriek. So much for my formidable beast. Taran glanced up from her tea,’What the hell’s wrong with you?’ ‘Nothing’ ‘Harlot!’ Mrs. Mancuso screamed from outside. ‘For shit’s sake, lady, just die already!’ Taran hollered without missing a beat.” pg. 111
A Cursed Embrace was a book I was looking so forward to. And it didn’t disappoint. I laughed through this book, I wanted to cry, and I ached for Celia. That’s how I know a writer is amazing, she makes her characters so real to you that you feel like you are experiencing it yourself. Celia’s love for her family knows no bounds, she is the protecter and leader, and is willing to sacrifice anything to make sure her sisters live to fight another day. Celia falls hard for a pure-blood alpha were-wolf, Aric. But he isn’t the only supernatural interested in her, Misha master vampire (with newly returned soul) has major intrest in her as well. Celia isn’t the only one who’s getting a little something, her sisters have some sexy wolves as well.
“‘Where’s Taran?’ Shayna jerked a rather irate thumb in the direction of Taran’s bedroom. ‘She called Gemini to her room and asked him if he’d like to deflower her. He slammed the door shut behind him. We heard a lot of grunting and screaming, and they haven’t come out since.’ Shayna thought about it. ‘I think they broke her dresser.'” pg. 169
This book grabbed me with it’s starting sentence, “A dead wereraccon on your doorstep is no way to start the morning.” And held me until the end. I loved this book, just like I loved the previous one. I wish I had the next one in my hands and I hope to feel that way about the rest of the novels to come out in this series. I really enjoy how she writes the family dynamic between Celia and her sisters and their wolves. I also liked how everything doesn’t fall into place for Celia, it makes the story more real. Her tigress helps her through just about everything, but is also at odds with her human nature. Her tigress is very forward where Celia is very shy. But she can always count on her tigress to be there to help her or give advice.
“Their breathing hammered loud as thunder and their grunts merged with their pounding feet. They’d begun to tire. Hell, I was tired. My hair plastered to my face, my leg muscles threatened to tear off my bones and find a place to nap, and my tigress begged me to just eat one of the students and call it a day.” pg. 204
This is the second book in the Weird Girls Novels. I would highly recommend reading the first novel, Sealed with a Curse, before picking this one up. I am impatiently awaiting Cursed by Destiny the next installment in this series.
If you’ve read Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld/ Sister’s of the Moon series, this is a series I think you would enjoy.