Hunger Embraced by Jennifer James

February 1, 2013 Reviews 0

hunger embracedHunger Embraced is an Urban Fantasy. My short rant, I think publishers and authors should warn readers when a book is Urban Fantasy. I know many people love this genre, Sookie Stackhouse, Anita Blake, Cat and Bones, however I am not a fan. I want my happily ever after, or at least a happy for now. So, I think I should be warned that not only am I NOT going to get that, I’m going to reach the end of the book and be screaming What the heck! You’re going to leave me hanging there?!

All Miranda Thibodeaux really wants to do is survive corporate hell and be left alone. But as the daughter of the Incubi king, being left alone isn’t on her schedule. And as an avatar to a goddess with multiple personality issues, taking things in stride isn’t either. Daniel looks like an ordinary surfer boy—T. T. B.–Tall, Tanned, and Blond. Hot he may be, but ordinary he’s not. Beneath the pretty packaging lies a ruthless warrior, a servant to the Vampire Council. His mission is to find Miranda and present her to the council, then get the hell out of Dodge before he loses his focus. The last thing he needs is the distraction of the testy female.When circumstances force Miranda to turn to T.T.B. for help, they both end up with more than they bargained for. And that normal human life she wanted? Not really doable when everyone wants a piece of her…

Okay, rant over. Hunger Embraced is a unique read for a couple of reasons. First, it is a new take on the vampire mythos, in this world there are  four types of vampires and I love how our heroine, Miranda, describes them, FFSE, Fu**ers, Feelers, Suckers and Eaters. Miranda is a trip. Second, Hunger Embraced is written in first person, not something usually done in romance novels. I generally don’t like first person, but I found after the first chapter or so, it didn’t bother me in Hunger Embraced. It was interesting to see everything from Miranda’s point of view. She knows virtually nothing about her heritage as an incubus and we get to learn right along with her.

I really enjoyed Miranda. She has a wicked sense of humor. An, okay lets just get it done attitude and plenty of snark (you all know I love a snarky heroine!)

Daniel, aka T.T.B.(tall, tan and blond) is sex on a stick, plus a good guy to boot. He is good to Miranda, he has good friends and he is an honorable man. I always love a hero who really IS a hero.

My only complaint about Hunger Embraced (aside form it being Urban Fantasy) was that because it is first person and Miranda is confused about what’s going on, I was too. It takes a while to start to understand this world and I spent the first several chapter scratching my head and thinking, okay where is this going.

Hunger Embraced has a complicated plot, with multiple bad guys, some characters we’re not sure are good or bad, and lots of hot sex.(Miranda is an incubus after all). If you like urban fantasy I would highly recommend giving Hunger Embraced a try. I’m afraid I am hooked and will have to read the next one just to find out what happens. Think that is the reason for this genre? It keeps us buying books!

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