Awakening 2 :: Book Review

Awakening 2
A Lilly Frank Series
By Jeanie Grey

More than ten years ago, Torren first saw Lilly. He’s hoped all that time she’d one day be his companion and mate.

Since Lilly woke up after her change, life has been difficult. She’s attacked everything that comes near her. Breaking furniture, her arm, and her eardrums. The only thing that seems to help is rocking back and forth in the middle of the cold castle room.

Clothing is too much for her skin the soft glow of a fire too much for her eyes. Torren guilt tips himself for doing this to her, for not waiting until he’d talked to someone who remembered what it was like. Although Lilly wanted to be changed, he could have done it under better circumstances. Not because she was afraid.

He calls his friend Beth. Beth helps Torren to understand what Lilly’s going through and gives him some suggestions. She also tells him that a vampire has gone missing. They begin to understand Lilly’s gift is hearing.

Carrie, Beth’s friend helps Lilly with her heightened since of tough with Carrie’s help and some time, Lilly is able to resume her Martial Arts training and teaches Torren. When he tells her, how impressed he is with her, she says it’s because she knows it won’t hurt for long and it won’t cause lasting damage.

There’s hot scenes where Torren being an old-fashioned gentleman vampire that he is doesn’t just want Lilly’s body but want her heart and love too. He won’t give in and give himself to her until he knows she’s given herself to him.

Lilly bets to go into town to see Beth and Carrie. On their way, Torren confesses he’s love once long ago, Vittoria. He remembers he lost her long ago and the pain he’s endured from that loss.

Two new vampires are in Italy and their staying with Beth and Carrie. They find another vampire in an alley beating up a human. Jamie.

At Beth’s house they find out the missing vampire was found mutilated and dead. Not only has this vampire been found decapitated but also another was found killed in the same manner close to 43 miles away.

Torren thinks vampires with the gift of touch are the killers hoped victims. Carries give is tough. Beth points out Newborns are also sensitive to touch causing Lilly to fear.

Sam and Isobel the new vampires are staying with Beth and Carrie. Sam and Lilly click causing Torren to be jealous.

Why is Torren jealous, though, and why is only jealous of Sam and not Jamie who also comments Lilly a lot? To find out you have to read the book…

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Awakening 2 Excerpt

In the odd moments when he slept, Torren was plagued by nightmares of finding Lilly gone. Or worse, dead. One nightmare was particularly vivid and stayed in his brain for days. In it, he was cradling her in his arms.

She’s open and bleeding. There’s blood everywhere. It’s all over him. So much blood. He doesn’t know how to stop it. He’s trying, but everywhere he touches opens a fresh wound and more blood comes pouring out of her body. She’s unconscious. She’s dying. He has to stop it.

He’s practically bathed in her blood now. It’s all over his hands, his clothes, his face. He can taste it on his lips.

This is when he realizes that the scent of her blood isn’t triggering his hunger.

This is when he realizes that he is human again.

And he knows, with the unfounded certainty one finds in dreams, that it is her blood that has changed him.

When he awoke, the first thing he’d do was check to make sure he could still hear her. If he had things his way, he’d never be more than a few steps away from her at all times. But since she couldn’t bear it, he made sure to be no more than two rooms away. At that distance he could still hear her heartbeat, and if he could still hear her, then she was still there. Still there and alive.

He didn’t know what he’d do if she were gone. The thought alone was enough to send him into a panic. After all these years of waiting, of watching. After all he’d done for her. After all he’d done to gain her trust, to bring her to this point. She couldn’t leave him. She just couldn’t.

But that trust is misplaced, isn’t it? Maybe you shouldn’t have deceived her, whispered a voice inside him.

Awakening 2 Synopsis

Awakening 2~Amazon size The second book in The Lilly Frank series joins Torren and Lilly in northern Italy, where Torren tries to help Lilly adjust to her sensitive new vampire body and win her love before she discovers the real reason behind his interest in her.

A newly made vampire requires a certain amount of time to get used to her new body and heightened senses. But Torren’s worried that if Lilly doesn’t hurry up, she’ll be dead before she ever gets the chance to adjust to life as a vampire.

Word among vampires is that someone’s hunting their kind, and it’s not a quick death if you’re caught. This killer likes to torture the victims first, and all signs indicate that he or she is circling ever-closer to Torren and Lilly.

Torren needs Lilly to stop fighting him and start trusting him. Maybe he shouldn’t have deceived her…

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Awakening 2 will be released on July 1, 2013. I’ll keep you all updated on the first.