Alicia is a scared Guide who was
brutalized six months ago by cultists in the hope of releasing
a demon lord. Her Aunt and her Grandmother both lost their
lives to insure that Alicia kept hers. She does live but
she’s raped by multiple cult members and the cult takes over
her childhood home. Gabriel and her friend Tasha were among
those who were finally able to save her.
Gabriel is one of the good guys. He is a
Cartoutney, one of the elite vampires who help to keep
everyone safe and away from evil. He has found his mate in
Alicia and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe and
away from the cultists. He marries her for her safety, but he
hopes it will become more when she realizes that all men are
not like the ones that hurt her.
Alicia can’t believe that a man as
handsome as Gabriel would waste his time on her – she’s
damaged goods and can’t even consummate their wedding on their
wedding night. But, as she learns to trust Gabriel and falls
in love with him, there are opportunities for her inner
strength to shine through and the wait is worth it.
Wow, wow and wow! I absolutely loved
Alicia: The Awakening and immediately went to find
the others in The Chosen series. Tianna mixes
the right amount of steamy sex with a fantastic plot line in
this second book in the series. Tianna also deals very well
with the tragedy of Alicia’s loss of innocence and how she
does not easily trust others, especially men afterward.
Gabriel can warm my aura anytime. If you like the series by
Patricia Briggs and JR Ward this series is right up your alley
and a must read. I cannot recommend Alicia: The Awakening
enough for those who love this genre.