Immortally Embraced by Angie Fox Monster M*A*S*H #2
Even during a truce, Dr. Petra Robichaud has her hands full as the M*A*S*H surgeon to an army of warring gods—especially when Medusa herself turns up pregnant. Petra has no idea what to expect when a gorgon’s expecting, but she won’t let it turn her to stone. As the healer-hero of an ancient prophesy, it’s Petra’s job to keep the peace. But as the lover to a warrior demi-god, she knows how impossible some jobs can be…
Commander Galen is sexy, strong, and sworn to lead his team to hell and back. But when he announces to Petra that he can no longer risk her life for his love, the doctor is on her own…Until a mysterious new entity—in the form of a hot-blooded male—enters the picture. Can he be trusted? Can he be resisted? Meanwhile, an oracle delivers another prophesy that places Petra back on the frontlines with the man she may be bound to for eternity—in love, or in war…
Despite the ceasefire the gods have called, Dr. Petra Robichaud is busier than ever in her MASH Unit. But hey, the life experience is worth it right? I mean who else can say that they are the doctor to the pregnant Medusa? Still, life has been pretty good the past several weeks as she's had her lover, Galen by her side due to a tricky paperwork issue keeping him off the front lines. But they say all good things must come to an end, and Galen is recalled to his post on a secret mission. He's determined to make a clean break so she can move on. It was a blow she didn't seem coming, and she's not sure if her heart will survive. But then another shocking blow comes and another man enters her life, one she never would have expected. He's impossible to resist, but he couldn't be more wrong for her. With a new prophecy looming over her head, Petra is place in an impossible situation, one where the costs are higher than she ever could have imagined.
The world behind this series is incredibly rich between the insanely fun MASH setting, to the craziness that is the war between the old and new gods. I mean in what other book than this can you have so many different creatures and mythologies pulled off together at once so seamlessly? I love that even though the opposing sides are supposed to be in a ceasefire, they are still every bit as hostle towards one another. In fact, it would seem that their determination to see the other side fail has ratcheted up yet another notch. I really think it's just a powder keg waiting to explode, and those prophecies only make me more nervous with each reveal. Poor Petra, she's so stuck in the middle, and I really feel for her having to always be the focus of those nasty things. But at least despite her grumblings, she's probably the most capable one of handling what's been handed down to her.
I am a romance junkie. There's just something to be said about characters in love and all the tension leading up to those declarations. So it probably doesn't come as a surprise that I do not handle heartbreak well. In fact I try to avoid it if at all possible. When I first read the description for IMMORTALLY EMBRACED, I have to admit that I wasn't really thrilled. I just didn't want to see Petra's pain at losing Galen. That being said, I think it is a true testament to Angie Fox's writing skills that she was able to bring someone else in that didn't immediately ruffle my feathers. I'm a very loyal person, so I don't easily switch "teams" in my romances. However, I think the man in this story not only filled the holes Galen left, but repaired them as if they were never there. But, I do want to express that this man was anything but perfect, in fact he was rather closed off, stubborn, and downright obstinate at times. So much so that I was rather frustrated with him at times, and wished he would just open himself up to her. So, you are probably asking how did this man "fix" Petra, but I won't spoil the surprise. You'll just have to read IMMORTALLY EMBRACED to find out for yourself.
What made IMMORTALLY EMBRACED so impressive to me is that even while the intense plot was going on, the romance still held just as much limelight, making for my favorite kind of book. I mean, steamy moments, hilarious interludes, and a killer plot, what's not to love? An excellent second installment the Monster M*A*S*H series, IMMORTALLY EMBRACED is perfect for fans of the grittier side of Paranormal Romance.