Embrace the Night Eternal (Envy Chronicles #2)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Simon Japp's violent past will haunt him forever. But when he somehow travels through time to a dark future where civilization is all but destroyed, he sees an opportunity for redemption.
As he becomes familiar with this new, overgrown world of jungle-like cities and overgrown shopping malls, Simon is determined to help the Resistance movement against the immortal Strangers--the repressive, controlling race that has taken over civilization. He can't afford to be distracted, even by the beautiful, soft-spoken woman who haunts his thoughts.
Sage Corrigan is the product of a rigid cult that has militant initiatives to repopulate the world in order to rebuild civilization. She's learned not to trust, but there's something about Simon and his empty, haunted eyes that tug at her heart.
When they must pose as husband and wife to infiltrate the cult, they find that their staged affection is only hiding the real heat boiling beneath the facade....and when Simon must confront his past once again, he must make a decision between what's right...and what his heart desires.
I enjoyed this one much more than I did the first in the series, I think because the first one was mainly focused on building up information about the new world and how it came to be it was a bit harder to get into, where as with this second installment you get right into the story without having to learn anything to understand what is going on.
Sage as a great character and I found her an easy character to connect with. Simon is just brilliant, he had such deep feelings for Sage but he didn’t want to get in Theo’s way and he didn’t feel he was worthy of her so he kept his distance. The whole Falling Creek situation was messed up! That is one place I would never want to be and I was glad when Sage and Simon finally got out of that place. I felt so bad for Theo in the end, he cared so much for Sage, he loved her but she didn’t feel the same way, I am looking forward to when he does find his happily ever after he really deserves one.
Overall Embrace the Night Eternal exceeded my expectations and thrilled me. The first book left me a little disappointed and dubious about wanting to continue with this series, but after this read I have no hesitation about wanting to read the others sometime soon.