Winter’s romance brings a surprising amount of warmth and wraps up this superb series

54506971._SY475_Embracing Winter by Jocelynn Drake

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All the stars and then some more stars!

Well, that’s how you wrap up a series, not only with a wonderful action packed romance for the youngest of the Varik brothers, but with a conclusion to the series long narrative which has been putting them in danger from the off.

I loved everything about this book, it hit all the right notes I’d expect from a paranormal romance and especially one from the pen of such a talented writer.

Winter Varik’s secret absolutely fascinated me, this most reclusive member of the family has been something of a mystery throughout the series and here we find out why.

My heart broke for him so much but once Fox landed on the scene, it was clear Winter’s life was going to find new joy because the witch was an absolute delight.

As the plot thickened, I loved how Fox became so involved through his own stubborn nature, his unwillingness to be a victim and the feeling that Winter was someone special who needed a person firmly in his corner.

The rest of the Variks and the clan make appearances but this book is, essentially, Winter and Fox trying to find out about the prophesy which is foretelling the downfall of their family and is being used by a manipulative vampire to try and take over as ruler of them all.

As every with Jocelynn, the action is on pointe, there’s some pretty spectacular fight scenes in which we see just how Winter earned his Angel of Death nickname as the Varik executioner.

But there’s so much more to him than that and I loved how Fox broke through every wall he’d put in place, to get beyond his determination to end the threat to his family and then end himself!

Winter may have had a streak of martyrdom, but it was justifiable because of the way he lived his life and I loved that not only Fox, but also his brothers once they found out his secret, called him out on it big time.

There’s not going to be any plot spoilers here, but can I just say how much I loved Zelda in this book, I’d read a whole series just on her meddling and sparking with Aiden.

And, speaking of, CANNOT wait for his book and to see him finally find happiness after two centuries of looking after his boys and mourning his lost love Julianna.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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