I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The Embrace Series #1
Published by Omnific Publishing on December 20th, 2011
Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Witches, Young Adult
Source: blog tours
Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It's responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve. Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he's a guy harboring a secret, but she's willing to risk the unknown to be with him. Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren't there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can't find the answers, Madison seeks her own. Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover. Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.
As soon as I started reading Embrace, I knew I was going to get sucked into the story. That doesn’t happen very often to me, so I was surprised by how much I wanted to keep reading. The hook for me was the chemistry between Madison and Issac because I’m a complete sucker for that.
What I disliked was the pacing where it would be all dialogue, and no action. There were a couple of scenes that surprised me, especially when Madison’s best friend Kaylee starts seeing things that aren’t there, but before that I found it rather boring. Suffice to say, I kept on reading because I wanted to know who was behind it all. And I was intrigued by the mystery and the paranormal romance that was developing. Thank God it wasn’t instant love!
I also rather enjoyed the characters. Madison is rather protective of her friends, and I love how loyal and supportive she is. Then there’s Issac who is that mysterious guy that every girl wants to unlock. Their relationship is cute, and not overly the top annoying or nauseating.
Likeable and definitely not annoying.
More like stop and go. I’d rather have fast paced.
Pretty, but the cover girl looks way too Photoshopped, and it’s obvious.
Liked it enough, but wanted more action.
Great romance, and very likable characters. The plot could use some work though.