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Number 4 in series Riley Jenson Guardian. Number 2 in series Riley Jenson Guardian. Deadly Desire Riley Jenson Guardian. A Riley Jenson Guardian Novel. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. See all free Kindle reading apps. Start reading Embraced By Darkness on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Customer reviews There are no customer reviews yet. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a product review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Now without vampire lover Quinn and off on a vacation, Riley finds herself called back by her old, and much hated, pack alpha Blake to help him find his missing granddaughter.
Throw in a club where humans can dance with the nonhumans and the problems Riley and Kellen are having over her work, and Riley's got a whole heap load of issues to deal with. And there's that serial killer that Jack wants her to find. This book explores the relationship between Riley and Kellen, who she thinks might be her soul-mate.
Except, he wants more from her than she can give, and Riley can't give up being a guardian now, even if she wanted to. This book was alot of fun, but it had a bittersweet ending. I love how there is more than one plot going on at once in these books in this series, especially the last few. I won't bore you with a plot summary as I know other reviewers are fond of doing that. If you like this genre and the previous books in the series, you must read this one. I don't think you'll regret it. I appreciate now that there are common themes running through all the books.
It took until now for me to be sure that they were actually there on purpose. I can't wait to finish the next book, which I already started at the time I'm typing this because I couldn't write the review directly after reading it. I say have at it because the book is great! I loved this series since the first installment. It's true that this book doesn't have the "heat" of some of the previous books.
Here we see Riley starting to develop more as a character who isn't a complete prisoner to her hormones. Hopefully, Riley will have someone new come into her life. Quinn has his own issues, and can't accept her for herself. Set in Melbourne, this series was first published in the US, thus there are terms that don't seem to fit with the Australian characters. North American readers shouldn't find this a problem, but for Aussie me it's jarring, and took me out of the story.
Mind you, it had been over a year since I'd read a Keri Arthur novel I read the first four quickly and consecutively , so reading the novels back-to-back probably won't make the issue too distracting. Be sure to read this novel before The Darkest Kiss , as the latter's first chapter deals with a spoiler from the former. The narrative flows easily, and the final hunt is particularly engrossing - Keri Arthur improves with each novel. Riley usually has numerous sexual partners, but now she's considering going solo with Kellen.
Though his name was familiar, I didn't remember much about him. He throws Riley's phone out the window of a limo, and from there on I didn't like him. The move had " control freak " written all over it, not to mention the careless waste of money. Riley deals with the situation rather calmly, but in real life losing a phone means losing all your contacts and perhaps important files.
I don't find Kellen romantic; rather an ungrateful shite. It says something about him that Riley keeps pining for vampire Quinn, though I don't think he's any better. And that whole mother thing in the book's summary? While that bit is featured, we don't actually end up meeting Riley's mum. But another issue from Riley's childhood comes to light, and a new supernatural ability saves the day. That she has so many powers gets her out of jams a bit too easily, and I don't care for her private life, but the rest of the book is fabulously intriguing and entertaining.
That it's set in places familiar to me makes it all the more worthwhile. Non che la ragazza non abbia avuto un profilo interessante, nei precedenti libri, tutt'altro, semplicemente usava continuamente la scusa del suo essere "lupo" come uno scudo dietro cui ripararsi e giustificarsi per il suo non riuscire o non volere? Avremo il piacere di seguire Riley, caparbia e avventata come sempre, lungo una tortuosa caccia all'uomo, la ricerca di suo cugina scomparsa, la comparsa di nuovi poteri e la scomparsa di qualcuno di importante; dopotutto era stata avvertita.
Chi saranno i tre uomini importanti, nel bene e nel male, per Riley? Non ci resta che attendere con ansia il prossimo romanzo di Keri Arthur. Jan 29, Dorri rated it really liked it Shelves: In the begining of the fifth installment of Keri Arthur's half werewolf, half vampire heroine, Riley Jenson, we find her chasing her tail with boredom on a forced vacation.
Even the beauty of Monitor Island can't seem to calm the new huntress Riley finds rising inside her. But all the doubts and worries circling inside her are shoved aside when the Alpha of the red wolf pack shows up to get Riley to searching for a missing wolf of their pack. All the old hurts rise inside of Riley as she remembe In the begining of the fifth installment of Keri Arthur's half werewolf, half vampire heroine, Riley Jenson, we find her chasing her tail with boredom on a forced vacation. All the old hurts rise inside of Riley as she remembers how the pack treated her and Rhoane before driving them from the pack to fend for themselves.
She tries to tell him off, in typical Riley fashion, but his threat to kill her mother forces her to take the impromptu job. With this threat hanging over her head, Riley hightails it back to the mainland and her job as a Guardian. Looking into the disappearance of a wolf takes back seat to the job the Directorate suddenly hands her way. Human women are being torn apart by something evil and seemingly preternatural, although there is no proof that something other than a human is actually killing the women.
Also leading Riley to believe the murders are preternatural is the new trick brought on by the ARC injection, the ability to see the spirits of the recently departed. The dead women's spirits give her clues that lead her to believe the murders and the missing wolf pack girl are suspiciously entertwined, so her wolf self tells her to let the hunt begin. There are many side players who have reoccurring roles that brighten the entire story, such as Cole's with his witty crime scene banter, the Cow's snappy and snippy grudging assistance, Kellan's need for her to be his sole girl, Liander who is the strong man who loves her brother, and Rhoane, always there to back her up.
This book spins you about and makes you cheer Riley on just so we can read more. Keri Arthur is a delightful writer who gives depth to her world making it enjoyable, wonderful and pleasurable to read. I know I'll keep reading. Aug 02, Shelley rated it liked it. The book starts with Riley on holiday on Monitor island to recover from all the events of the last year and last four books.
She is contacted, in her head, by a member of her former pack, Blake Jenson, who demands that she looks into the disappearance of a pack member, Adrienne, and threatens to hurt Riley and Rhoan's mother if she doesn't comply. A mother who in all aspects of life; abandoned them because of their dual heritage. Blake, it seems, is also the new alpha of the pack, a Synopsis: Blake, it seems, is also the new alpha of the pack, and someone Riley and her brother Rhoan have no use for at all.
Half werewolf, half vampire Riley Jenson is now a full fledged guardian in the Directorate of Other Races thanks to a drug she was forced to take when she was kidnapped. If she wasn't in the directorate she would be involved with the military like others were forced do. Her brother warned her that being a guardian came with risks, and that he didn't want her to become one. When she arrives back home she is given another assignment.
Females are being torn apart by something evil and preternatural although nobody knows what is actual doing the killing. Once Riley puts a stop to the murders she swings her attention to the club Mirror Image where shifter and humans are allowed to dance with the end game being sex. Women connected to the club have disappeared and Riley believes that was the story Adrienne was working on before she disappeared and ended up dead.
Now she has to retrace her footsteps and hope she and her twin brother Rhoan don't get killed by two human with supernatural powers. I always wondered by the author didn't attempt to try to spin off Rhoan. His story is just as compelling as Riley's, although he wasn't experimented on, or drugged in order to cross breed with. I like the fact that Riley and Rhoan compliment each other; which shows up during the final battle with Blake at their old ranch. Another plus, that is for me, the sex scenes were so in your face this time around.
It was all about Riley trying to solve two mysteries and her relationship with members of her family she didn't know anything about. For me this was the weakest book, which considering how awesome this series is does not make this a bad book.
Embraced By Darkness
Not in the least. However, every series has one book that just seems to lose some of the punch. The mystery in Embraced by Darkness is probably where I had the biggest issue, because it was weaker then the other books and I could actually predict who the villains were and how everything was connected. No really she has a hit man after her. She kept making stupid mistakes because she didn't want to become a killer like her brother. Unlike, the previous books I found her struggle to remain "human" fell flat on it's butt, and left me feeling annoyed.
One thing EbD succeeded at was the emotional build up. Riley and Kerren's relationship is seriously going somewhere and I love them as a couple. Riley is having to face how she is sabotaging her own relationships and realizing what she really needs and wants.
The journey is beautiful and only nearly dying can bring Riley to the truth. The ending of this book is heart breaking and the thing I loved—and despised—about this book. In the end there is no turning back, Riley fans can't give up. The murder mysteries each book solves are fun, but at this point it's clear I'm going to stick around for Riley's love life.
It's addicting getting heavy does of fast past action of both kinds and the adrenaline rush each page turn brings. The serial killers in this book are nasty. The things they do to the women my not be sexual, but it is sickening. Feb 06, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: She's hunting a killer—and shattering every boundary—she's ever known. Now the stakes are raised, the hunt is on But the ultimate hunt has only just begun.. In the 5th Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur you'll find a fast paced story. Riley will have to deal with having to solve 2 crimes, her abilities and of course her love life.
I think so far this is my favorite book in the series. I liked 4 more than I did the first 3 but this one focuses less on mindless sex and more on the story line. I have absolutely loved this series thus far and was excited to start this book. For me, this book was a little lacking compared to the previous books in the series. Riley finally decided to go after her dreams and try to settle down with Kellan.
Kellan, rightly so, has decided that he can't continue to be second to Riley's job - a job he can't protect her from -- and that is playing havoc with the alpha wolf. Even though I'm "team Quinn", he wasn't in this book, except f Slight spoilers ahead.
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Even though I'm "team Quinn", he wasn't in this book, except for in Riley's thoughts and that is a big statement. At one point she thought her life might be coming to an end and she thought of Quinn. This reader hopes that Quinn gets his shit together as I think Riley and Quinn would be an awesome couple. Riley is working on solving 2 cases. The case of the women being slaughtered seemed to resolve itself too quickly.
And the case with the pack was a bit more interesting, but not nearly as exciting as the cases in the previous books. This was still interesting. Maybe this book is just a stepping stone until the next book -- this reader hopes that is the case. Still worth reading -- just missing something. Oct 21, Cassie rated it liked it Shelves: It's strange, but there's something relaxing about reading these books, even though I'm not really that into this series.
They're a bit too dark and gruesome for my tastes. I also find them a little boring because Riley thinks so much and keeps repeating things over and over and over The overriding theme of this particular book is that Riley prefers hazelnut coffee, but several things are almost as good. I did have an "oh that sucks" moment at the end of the book. It's amazing how often Quinn It's strange, but there's something relaxing about reading these books, even though I'm not really that into this series. It's amazing how often Quinn was mentioned without actually appearing in the book. I guess we know what that means.
I thought the bird scene was cute, but that's probably mostly because I have a soft spot for birdies. I guess that, after five books, I shouldn't still hope the writing changes. I got pretty annoyed that the entire end of the book was Riley telling the baddies that guardians are awesome and that they're underestimating her, because she's a guardian. Because she is a guardian, you know. View all 3 comments. I am a big fan of this series, it just gets better. I have always liked Riley for accepting her nature and having a pretty good self-esteem. So, even though her character is going through massive changes, she rolls with the punches pretty go I am a big fan of this series, it just gets better.
So, even though her character is going through massive changes, she rolls with the punches pretty good. This book was a bit different in that Riley is working on 2 different cases at once, she's a busy girl and there's never a dull moment. As far as her love life, Riley shows maturity and growth there, and that's refreshing to see.
Many times in books, characters never change their vices. I really liked the ending, how the issues with the pack were resolved. I do feel for Riley on the emotional front, but don't want to get into it with the spoilers….. Feb 19, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it liked it Shelves: Before moving to Melbourne with her twin, Riley and Rhoan were part of a werewolf pack that treated them poorly. Now, the Alpha is in town demanding she take on a mission for him.
A girl has gone missing and Riley's mother will die if she doesn't do as the Alpha requests. She's also trying to give everything to her relationship with Kellen, another werewolf and an Alpha, but he doesn't want to share her with her job as a Guardian. The fifth book in the series, it wasn't as gripping as the previou Before moving to Melbourne with her twin, Riley and Rhoan were part of a werewolf pack that treated them poorly. The fifth book in the series, it wasn't as gripping as the previous books, and I was disappointed - even though it wouldn't have worked, plot-wise - that Quinn doesn't appear in this one.
It's still quite good and you do need to read it for the arching plot-line that is Riley's life, especially as she discovers a new side-effect to the drug she was given by Talon back in the first book.
Sep 28, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: A four-star rating in the middle of a star series? Say it isn't so! I really enjoyed this book, and I think it was in large part due to the fact that the bad guys were actually trying to kill Riley, not sleep with her. If you've read the first four books, you're probably as shocked as I am.
In fact, there was less sex in general in this book, which forces it to stand on storytelling alone It's also nice to see some character development. An A four-star rating in the middle of a star series?
Embraced by Darkness (Riley Jenson Guardian #5) by Keri Arthur
And thank goodness Riley didn't go right back to that jerk of an ex Unfortunately, I have a feeling it won't last. Heartbreaking ending, though, even if I did see it coming a mile away. Feb 15, Michelle rated it it was amazing. Riley is becoming a Guardian whether she likes it or not!
And she has some major decisions to make regarding her love life I'm looking forward to more from this series to see more of her powers grow!! The twists and turns continue! Jul 19, Asia rated it really liked it.
BUT enough with the same adjectives and descriptions. Jun 14, Laura rated it liked it. The story dragged without Quinn. Quinto capitolo della della saga Black Moon. In questa nuova avventura la troviamo vicin Quinto capitolo della della saga Black Moon. In questa nuova avventura la troviamo vicina e pronta a intraprendere una relazione seria con il lupo alfa Kallen.
Ma non vi dico niente altrimenti vi rovinerei tutto. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs. Other books in the series. Riley Jenson Guardian 9 books. Books by Keri Arthur. Trivia About Embraced by Darkn Quotes from Embraced by Darkness. I should have let myself smash down the rocks.