Monday, October 14, 2013

Seduced by Pain, by Karpov Kinrade

Seduced #2
"Their passion will destroy them.
Only true love can save them.
'Hope is a fragile thing, yet strangely enduring. It hides in the crevices of pain, burrowing deep until unseen, for fear that sorrow, in its rage, will devour hope's desperate hold on the heart. It can live there for years, silent and waiting. Or, it can be slaughtered with a word— mankind's most powerful weapon. They say that universes are created with words.
And with words, they are destroyed. Just as mine has been.'
In the sequel to Seduced by Innocence, Derek and Rose face even greater threats to their love. As Derek fights to protect his family's source of power, Rose struggles to control her own."

The sequel to Seduced by Innocence, is a really fantastic sequel, though a large portion of the book is Rose being depressed about what happened with her and Derek. Yet I don't mind, she actually has a pretty damn good reason to be upset about the hows and whys of him not talking to her. And I have to say, her mother is one crazy bitch. The things she'd done and plans to do to gain power is completely messed up.

In the first third of the book, both Derek and Rose are reeling from what happened with Rainbow at the coven's compound. Rose riddled with guilt and shame for ruining Derek's bother's life, and all possible chance of him ever forgiving her. While Derek battles the feelings of love he has for Rose with the forced feelings of anger at her for what she did to Dean, even if it wasn't entirely her fault but with Rose's coven leader, and mother, Rainbow. We also discover more of Rainbow's rather sinister plan, and what she has in store for her daughter and the Druids. At the same time, Derek finds out what really happened the night Rose used her power on his brother, and discovers that there is a way for her to control her power and release him from the cage that his mind has been trapped in. Seeing that she was just as much a victim as the rest of his family he goes to her and lets her know that she is not to blame for what happened. Rose and Ocean leave with Derek and he takes them to a school of sorts that was put together to help those with magical abilities gain control of said abilities. (This feels a little like Professor Xavier's school... but that's fine) There Rose learns some things about her being able to control her power and she and Derek are finally able to consummate their love.

This is a pretty decent sequel, there were a couple parts that were a little cliche, but it is a romance novel of sorts, so that's to be expected. I would still recommend this series to people, that like the paranormal romance genre, and don't mind graphic sex scenes.

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