Title: Absolution (Penton Legacy #2)
Author: Susannah Sandlin
Source: Received through blog tour in exchange for an honest review
With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal. Mirren Kincaid once served the tribunal as their most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the tribunal wants him back on their side.
To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves?
Absolution, book #2 in the Penton Legacy series, is a good continuation in this paranormal romance series. It starts not too long after the first book left off, but this one revolves around Mirren instead of Aidan. Mirren is a former executioner of the Vampire Tribunal, and refuses to live that life again. Unfortunately, someone on the tribunal captures him – along with a woman named Glory who has special powers.
When I read the first book in this series, I was interested in the mysterious character of Mirren. When I pictured him though, I pictured him as a large, mean looking man. When I saw the cover for this book I was pleasantly surprised. He's such a normal (hot) looking guy, but he has some deep emotional turmoil (as well as a grumpy personality). He has a soft side though – deep, deep, deep down... and only Glory can bring that out.
Glory was slightly annoying to me. She was an over talkative, stubborn, pushy woman – yet, she was good for Mirren. They kind of had a funny relationship because she was so talkative and he was so...not. I loved the way he kept telling her to stop talking.
This book isn't all about romance though. There is a war going on, with certain people trying to destroy the town of Penton. There's a lot of action, suspense, and even sadness. This book is definitely a page turner, and flew by really fast. This is another must-read for adult paranormal fans.
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