February 28, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Embraced by Jus Accardo
Book two in the Eternal Balance series
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Publication Date: November 9th, 2015
Source: Kindle Ebook
Rating: 4 hearts
Synopsis (from goodreads)
A new adult romance from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…
To gain a chance at heaven, they’ll need to embrace hell…
Descended from Cain, the world’s first murderer, Jax Flynn is destined to spend his life making others suffer. To shield the world from horrific chaos, he was forced to sacrifice the one and only thing he loved. Samantha Merrick.
Sam is special. She doesn’t know how–or why–and she hasn’t had any luck finding out. But there’s a bright side to her life. She finally has Jax back. Sort of. They’re living life on a strict look but don’t touch policy, but with the explosive chemistry between them, keeping their hands to themselves is getting harder every day.
Unfortunately, keeping their libidos in check isn’t Jax and Sam’s biggest problem. When an enemy from the past resurfaces with an ultimatum–complete a simple task or Sam dies–they’re backed into a corner. The goal? Kill a demon called Malphi. The problem? Jax’s demon, Azirak, has no intention of letting that happen…
Samantha and Jax can’t be together but they are in love. Jax is human but he’s sharing his body with Azirak, a royal demon. In the end of the first book (Ruined), Jax has to sacrified his relation with Sammy to save her.
Sammy is a Pure, we don’t really know what it is, except that everyone want to claim her, Angels and Demons.
More than that, Chase, Jax’s twin brother is back, he wants Jax to kill Malphi, a demon. When Jax refused, Chase puts demon cuff on Sammy’s wrist and now they have 72 hours to kill Malphi or Sammy will die.
Sammy is stubborn, she wants Jax, she loves him and she tease him, kiss him and wants more. Sometimes it’s disturbing because Jax is suffering and she doesn’t seem to see it. He wants her too but he’s trying to be a good guy and follow the rule. It’s difficult with a girlfriend who wants sex every time and a demon that is agreed with her.
I like Jax and Sammy, they are perfect and it’s true love. They are working on instinct and sometimes it bring problem.
I really like Azirak, he’s a demon but he likes his human and he loves Sammy too.
Chase is an asshole, but nothing has changed, he was already one in Ruined and probably be one on Released.
The angels aren’t loveable at all, they are strong and sadistic and egoist.
Heckle is weird, we really don’t know what he wants and for who.
The setting is good and the story is full of action, some scenes are very swoon-worthy, Jax is really hot and Sammy too.
The end is just awful and fortunately I have the next book on my kindle so no waiting for me.
Jus Accardo writing style is fluid and very addictive. If you like the first book, go read this one because it’s the same vibe. And if you haven’t, go read it if you like Demons.
About the Author
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.
Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.