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~ REVIEW: Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus ~

18688106SynopsisYears ago he ended things between them to protect her…

As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

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michele review4 stars

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! What drew me in was the cover, and they synopsis, and I wasn’t disappointed when I read the story.  

The story starts off with you getting introduced to Finn. He is the alpha of his pack, and is determined to protect it. He has been working hard at keeping his pack safe ever since he defeated his uncle a few years back. Something he probably should have done a lot sooner, then he wouldn’t have lost his one true love Lyra. His whole world gets turned upside down though when Lyra comes to him after 17 years of no word from her and asks for his help. Her daughter has been taken and she needs him to get her back safely. Finn still cares deeply for her and will do anything to help get Lyra’s daughter back, but what he finds out later may change his mind about everything.

After 17 years, Lyra still feels the pull to Finn that she felt back then, and she isn’t sure if she likes it. Finn is still unbelievably gorgeous and has definitely got a darker edge to him than he did back then, but that just draws her to him more.  She feels guilty for asking for Finn’s help to find her daughter without telling him the truth, but she doesn’t see any other way. She’ll do anything to get her daughter back safely, and that includes keeping this huge secret from Finn.

Will they be able to put their past aside and find Vega as quickly as possible. They only have a limited time before all hell breaks loose, literally.

Finn and Lyra have many obstacles and dangers to deal with before they can save Vega, and one of them is the chemistry that still ignites between them. While trying to keep a distance from each other, they still both feel the pull that is impossible to ignore. The only thing is though, will they both be able to forget the betrayal and finally give into something so powerful? Or will they go their separate ways once Vega is safe?

This was a fantastic book that had a little bit of all the paranormal in one great story. Katie does such a fantastic job with keeping the reader interested in the story and the characters romance, without having the steamy scenes take over the story.  This was an entertaining quick read that I would recommend to any of my friends that are into paranormal books.