Title: Seal of Awakening
Embrace the geek, save the world…
Socially awkward geneticist Quinn Strickland has willingly forgone the pleasures in life to reach her career objectives. Alone and approaching thirty, she uses her independence to mitigate any risk of a broken heart. Her strategy works until the day a handsome stranger bursts into her lab and her orderly plans shoot straight to Hades. He claims to be her personal divine protector, a powerful, ancient warrior sent to defend a prophetic time bomb existing within her own genetic code.
The Scion’s alpha-geek Wyck is offered the opportunity of his immortal lifetime as head of his own covert operation. He arrives at a Colorado lab expecting starched white coats and sterile surroundings—not a redheaded spitfire in charge of both his project and his libido. His skills have carried him from the battlefields of ancient England to the pits of Hell and he has no plans to be felled by one woman, regardless of her shag-worthy charms. Divine duty requires him to protect the apocalyptic Seal encrypted within Quinn’s DNA, but his heart has other ideas. When his personal feelings interfere with his age-old vendetta, he’s forced to decide between desire and retribution.
Author: Traci Douglass
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: 28 October, 2013
Genres: Erotic Fantasy Romance
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I had really enjoyed the first two in this series, with solid characterizations to overcome the believability factor of the insta-love, and plenty of action to show the attention paid by hero to heroine. Unfortunately in this installment, I didn’t particularly engage with either the hero or the heroine, and found their personal narratives tended to conflict with their statements of love. Wyck is the geeky hero, with a bent for technology and logic that overrides his more emotional side: although he is gun-shy after losing a love he was sworn to protect years ago. Quinn is difficult to empathize with from the start, and sadly I never did warm up to her. She is tentative, prickly and not possessed of a sense of humor. While she is the bearer of the seal in this battle against famine, her energy is less apparent and harder to grasp on to in a way that allowed me to care about the story progression. Fans of this series will either love it or hate it, for me this was an ok read, but certainly not my favorite in the series: nothing horribly wrong just not as intriguing a mix of characters and emotion that I have come to expect. And yes, there is sex, but my not believing in the connection between the characters made the action pale and feel more like filler than integral to the story or the relationship between Quinn and Wyck.