Monday, June 25, 2012

Embrace Me At Dawn- Shayla Black

No man will ever define her again.

Anka MacTavish lost everything when Mathias D’Arc captured her, shattered her bond with her mate, and broke both her body and spirit. Determined to heal her bleeding soul, she joins the Doomsday Brethren’s fight to vanquish the evil wizard and seize her revenge. But becoming a magical warrior will require close contact with her former mate, the love who’s never left her heart, Lucan. And she’ll have to explain why she left him and fled to the arms of another lover…
No woman can ever take her place.
Lucan’s world crumbled when Anka escaped Mathias and sought protection from his long-time rival, Shock. Now she has returned, and Lucan must train her to confront a new and terrible danger that threatens magickind. With every punch, blow, and parry, Lucan discovers that Anka isn’t the demure wife he once knew, and his reawakening desire for this woman is a need he can’t control. He vows to do whatever it takes to reclaim her heart and make her his once more. But when the Doomsday Brethren are forced to make an unlikely alliance, it will test Anka’s resolve like never before. To survive, she and Lucan must rely on one another, face their deepest fears…and expose the dark secrets that threaten to destroy everything, including their love.

We met Lucan and Anka in the first book. They were the only mated couple and had been for 100 yrs. Anka was very demure and Lucan treated this characteristic with respect.. The war wasn't well known and Lucan didn't feel he had to worry about his mate until Mathias kidnapped and raped her. The only thing that saved her was her childhood friend, Shock, who had also called to her to be his mate. Once a man has called to a woman and she doesn't except him, that man becomes unable to be with another woman sexually. Anka chose Lucan, but once her mate bond was broken it took away all her memories of her mate. All she had was an empty feeling, so she ran to the only man she remembered which was Shock. Shock is suppose to be a double agent for the Doomsday Brethren working only with Mathrias to aid the brethren. But he's so good at it no one really knows where he stands except when it comes to Anka. He would do anything for her. In this magic world you have to have sex to generate energy . So when Anka got away from Mathrias, Shock had sex with her to heal her and once she got her memories back she was too ashamed to go back to her real mate, thinking she was now too damaged and different for him to love. When Lucan's mate bond was broken he went mad and the only person that could heal him was Anka. He nearly died until she healed him. But he allowed her to walk away. Now Anka is torn between two men she loves.. One is her true Mate the other is her savior
My Rating 4    LT

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