Series: Monster M*A*S*H #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on February 26, 2013
Reviewed by: Kate
Sensuality, sex scenes
Even during a truce, Dr. Petra Robichaud has her hands full as the M*A*S*H surgeon to an army of warring gods—especially when Medusa herself turns up pregnant. Petra has no idea what to expect when a gorgon’s expecting, but she won’t let it turn her to stone. As the healer-hero of an ancient prophesy, it’s Petra’s job to keep the peace. But as the lover to a warrior demi-god, she knows how impossible some jobs can be…
Commander Galen is sexy, strong, and sworn to lead his team to hell and back. But when he announces to Petra that he can no longer risk her life for his love, the doctor is on her own…Until a mysterious new entity—in the form of a hot-blooded male—enters the picture. Can he be trusted? Can he be resisted? Meanwhile, an oracle delivers another prophesy that places Petra back on the frontlines with the man she may be bound to for eternity—in love, or in war…
I was excited to read IMMORTALLY EMBRACED. After IMMORTALLY YOURS, I was expecting some clever humor and a bit of emergency room action, at the very least. Luckily, I got even more! In the Monster M*A*S*H series, Angie Fox has created an interesting landscape with a fun premise (supernatural doctors!) and with IMMORTALLY EMBRACED, this is a case when the second book is as good, if not better, than the first.
If I am being completely honest here, when I started the book, I was really hoping for some more deliciously sexy Galen and Petra scenes. I don’t want to go into too much detail about our new leading man, since I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but he is no less sexy than Galen, if maybe a bit more brooding. The sexual tension between Petra and him continues at the same level as between her and Galen in the first book. The dynamic is different though, and I was a little upset that Petra jumped to a new guy so quickly, but there was some history there that made it less abrupt.
There are a lot of funny moments in IMMORTALLY EMBRACED. The scenes between Petra and a pregnant Medusa are especially great. I really like the combination of light humor and the tense action. There is one central mystery, and the plot pacing is very smooth, with quite a few good “gotchas” in there. And while this book focuses less on oracles like the last one, they still play a part, and Petra trying to figure them out is always an entertaining prospect.
I’m excited to see where the series is going. I like all the gods and goddesses cameos and I really want to find out what Medusa’s baby is going to be like. I’m totally on board for IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER, the third book in the Monster M*A*S*H series....thank goodness I only have to wait five months!