Series: Fallen Siren #2
Published by Roc on October 7, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: Multiple sex scenes
Reviewed by: Libbie
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?
I remember ripping through the first in the Fallen Siren series, reading it like someone was likely to come up behind me at any moment and rip it out of my hands. RECKONING was good, but it wasn’t quite the same level of desperate need to read.
RECKONING has a strong plot and an engaging mystery that kept me guessing until the very end, just elaborate enough to entice but not so overly convoluted. My favorite characters were there and I loved them just as much; even found a new character to love in Simon.
I’m going to put my reaction down to my eternal romance junkie and how much I loved Zach and Emma together and I really, really did love them. So much so, the end of Cursed broke my heart in a thousand little pieces. I had hopes, at the very beginning, that maybe I’d remembered it wrong. Turns out I hadn’t…and now there appears to be a triangle forming. As with most triangles, I have my favorite sides, and Kallistos isn’t one of them. I still love Emma, I adore Zach. The vampire not so much. Then there was a little spoiler moment where I just got a case of the skeevies and it didn’t help me to feel any warmer towards them.
I missed Zach and Emma together and that colored a lot of my attachment to the story. There were a few fun moments, and a few close-calls, and then one heartbreaking moment of “oh shit no.” Not enough to pull me away from continuing, but enough that I’ll have hope for next time.
And for all my love of Greek gods and goddesses, I still kind of want to punch Demeter in the throat.Series Titles: