REVIEW: Embraced by Darkness – A Riley Jenson Guardian series novel # 5 by Keri Arthur

*sigh*

Perhaps I am in a reading funk.  Perhaps I am not giving Arthur’s last two books a fair chance.

Nonetheless, I shall write my honest opinion.  This book put me to sleep.

Riley Jenson, a Guardian / super non-human cop who is apparently judge, jury and executioner, wiggles her way into … or out of… the fear of commitment to Kellen, an alpha werewolf yadda yadda …

He wants to protect her.  She doesn’t need his protection.  He wants the white picket fence.  She wants to dig her fingers into her flesh to remove that deadly and numbing silver bullet before a monster with a barbed penis comes along and whacks her in more than one way.  Boring?  Believe it or not .. hell yes.

In Embraced by Darkness, Riley is contacted by her pack, the pack that tossed her off the cliff for being a half-breed, the pack that exiled her and her twin brother.  Women are going missing, and for some reason, they have decided to bully her into the investigation by threatening her mother.

Still boring.

The sexual content is almost non-existent .. wtf?  After the first two books in this series, there was promise of entertainment with interesting bestial intimacies between breeds and half breeds.  What can I say?  Rock on.

My original opinion of this series, is that I would rate it at the top of my charts … along with the Anita Blake series.  Well shit … I’ll have to place her books on lower bookshelves and reserve the higher shelf for new favorite authors.

Ok, I hate writing negative reviews… and there have been plenty in the past few months!  That’s wrong on so many levels … bummer.

So, let’s find something positive to say about this book.  The hunter becomes the hunted.  Yup, that’s about it.

I recommend this book to those who intend on reading this series.  I do not recommend immature adults or children getting their hands on this book, as the violence, although brief, is fun-filled with bodies are ripped apart.  The sexual content is vague, brief, and borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.

~happy reading :p

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