Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Reckoning by S. J. Harper (Fallen Siren, #2)

by S.J. Harper

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Fallen Siren – Book 2
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Roc
ISBN-10: 0425263304
ISBN-13: 978-0425263303
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 304 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Join Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.
She’s sacrificed. He’s suffered. They’ve both been betrayed.
Now it’s time for a reckoning.

Special Agent Emma Monroe has a secret. She’s a Fallen Siren, cursed by the gods and banished to Earth for her failure to prevent the kidnapping of Persephone. As an FBI agent she saves the lives of others believing redemption could be one rescue away.

Her partner Zack is a werewolf and former Black Ops sniper who once carried out a string of questionable assignments. Now he’s determined to atone for his past. Ironically, there’s a portion of his past Zack doesn’t remember—an affair with Emma. Giving into their attraction for one another almost led to their undoing. Now it’s back to business as usual.

While trying to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings in Southern California, Emma and Zack become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and Were worlds. Not to mention the struggles they face in their relationship with one another. With so much uncertainty, they come to realize the only thing they can really count on is one another…or can they? 

Reckoning (Fallen Siren, #2)My Review
The Reckoning by S. J. Harper

How many centuries of suffering is enough for one mistake? Apparently, the gods can hold a vicious grudge and Demeter is not through with Emma, the Earthbound Siren, as the amazing writing team that calls themselves S. J. Harper brilliantly and painfully point out in Reckoning.

Emma and her partner, Zach, a werewolf, are FBI agents; the case involves the mysterious disappearance of three teens. Is it a slave ring? Prostitution? Or is it something even more sinister? When all clues lead to a connection with Emma’s current lover, vampire royalty, Kallistos, the hunt takes a dark and vile turn.

Meanwhile, Emma fights the pain of having to work with a man who no longer remembers the love they shared and the guilt of knowing she was the one to wipe his memory. Even knowing it was to save his life doesn’t ease the pain. She and Kallistos get along fine as lovers, but he is not Zach, and she cannot return his feelings completely. Not your typical love triangle, and doomed to hurt all involved. Will Emma ever receive her pardon from the gods? Will her heart ever be able to express its feelings with causing pain, or death?

There are three girls to find and the clock is ticking, once again, Emma must lock her heart away, but will it be in time or will the events that play out shatter it even further? Can anyone walk away unscathed?

From page one, I was there as the characters jumped off the pages and the action and intrigue had me in a choke hold. The writing team of Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein prove that sometimes two heads are better than one as they pour page after page of “moments to remember” into their tale. Get ready to run the gauntlet of emotions to reach the end of this trip through their fertile minds, and never expect anything but the unexpected! Well written, well- paced , filled with mystery and romance, the paranormal was like icing on the cake!

I received this copy as part of the Reckoning Series Blast & Giveaway stopping at Tome Tender October 27, 2014 ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE!

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