Vampire Awakenings, Book 2
Terrified of becoming mated like her parents, Isabelle has locked herself away to avoid their fate. She is content to stay sheltered amongst her family as she lives out her days away from the human race, and the world.
Despite her determination to remain alone, her world is rocked when a person from her parent’s past arrives at their door, bringing with them the powerful, and stunning vampire Stefan.
Stefan isn't expecting to walk into a nest full of vampires, but he is immediately drawn to the vibrant, often defiant, and willful Isabelle. To his surprise, Isabelle does everything in her power to avoid him, and her desire for him.
No matter how hard she tries to fight it though, Isabelle begins to realize that trying to deny her destiny may destroy them both, as some things cannot be stopped. Just as she starts to let her guard down, Stefan’s dark and deadly past catches up to him and threatens to destroy them both.
***Due to sexual content, violence, and language, this book is recommended for readers 18+ years of age.***
I fell in love with Sera and Liam in Awakened and was excited to see that their story is continuing through the lives of their grown children. Destined follows the first of their children to find their mate. As with Sera and Liam's story and courtship, nothing is easy and there are unexpected twists interspersed between steamy love scenes. Overall a very enjoyable, page-turning book.
Before I had gotten to page 20 I was hooked. I liked the first book but love the second one. The family closeness, the fun, laughter, fussing, and love. All of it brought back such wonderful memories of growing up in a large loving family with parents that had a love unlike any others had seen. I would like a kidnapping and rescue that takes at least a couple of chapters instead of the fear of one and rescue in only a couple pages. Now I'm going for the next book. Don't know when I'll get to sleep.