"One man's struggle with his father's sins, his past beliefs and his future with his new mate."

The Awakening is the second book in the Forbidden series. Book one left off soon after Ren and Violet have mated, which left me just dying to read this book. That is probably the reason that I read it the very next day, and it was just as good as the first book, so I read it all in one sitting.

Ren has struggled with the demons from his past all of his nearly four hundred years. Those demons were created from his father's mistakes and from what he was taught to believe. When Ren meets and mates with Violet, he broke his first and most important rule, and he struggles with it just as much as he enjoys it. He has also made huge changes to his life, because of the mating. Now that he has made those changes, he can't imagine what his future will be, because he has lived all of his life for one purpose; his Clan and becoming a Dominie. Lucky for him, he mated with a strong woman, unafraid of him and more supportive than a lot of women can be. Violet, and his love for her, teaches Ren more than he has ever learned of himself and his past. When he finally has that breakthrough that I had so been hoping for, it was such an utter relief for me, because I know that these two are going to be just fine.

The Awakening has less humor than the first book, but just as much emotion and passion and a little more action. I enjoyed this book just as much and am so glad that Ren and Violet are moving on as they are. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted March 15, 2009


The past two months have been the longest of Byron Renfield’s three hundred and seventy-nine years. After almost four centuries of dedicated service to his clan, four centuries spent in the pursuit of redemption, the powerful vampire did the inexplainable and unforgivable. In an impulsive act of passion he claimed the beautiful Violet Deeds, a human, as his mate.

When Violet found herself stranded on a remote island occupied by the charismatic Byron she never imagined that she would be saving him, but the fiery red-headed psychiatrist did just that—bringing the immortal to life and introducing him to love.

Now, afraid of retribution from his clan and concerned for Violet’s safety, Byron takes steps to protect them both. But will it be enough? Irrevocably bound together, as the tie between Byron and Violet strengthens they step into one another’s worlds, awakening long buried desires and threatening the balance of society and nature.

A kidnapping, an underground world of rebel vampires, an elaborate network of elite clansman led by an ageless prophet, and a rescue mission that will keep you on the edge of your seat all come together perfectly in this thrilling sequel to Samantha Sommersby’s Forbidden: The Claim. An erotic romance you won’t be able to put down, Forbidden: The Awakening will have you begging for more!

Genre: Paranormal Romance; Erotic; Vampire

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The Awakening
(Forbidden: Book 2)
by Samantha Sommersby

Linden Bay Romance
February 1, 2007
Available: February 1, 2007
ISBN #1602020353
EAN #9781602020351
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