Benedicte Lavelle is a single father raising two small daughters. When his neighbors put him in charge of handling the haunting that plagues their neighborhood, he has no choice but to use disreputable means in order to bring in a Conditioned ghost hunter to help with their problem. He doesn’t expect to be drawn to the young woman who arrives at his house in chains. He doesn’t expect to have his entire life thrown into upheaval when she is snatched away.
Conditioned prisoner Seven-Two-Four has never had a name. She cannot read, and is scheduled to die as soon as she is returned to the Institution. The Conditioned are not considered human, but Seven can see ghost energy and she can love Ben like no one ever has before.
When fate takes Seven from Ben’s arms can he move on and find a new life or will he be forever trapped by the need to rescue those like his last love?
Review: I started reading Embraced not knowing that it was the second book in the series. If I had started reading the first in the series like your supposed to, I would’ve got more information about the Conditioned. You really need the information so that you understand what’s going on.
Embraced is a well written book and I really loved the plot. The author did a wonderful job bringing all the characters together. I liked seeing how Seven started out being a very timid woman to becoming strong individual. She wasn’t used to human affection or interaction. Ben showed Seven how to love and that there are people in the world that weren’t prejudiced and judged you for being different. Ben is the man that any woman would want to fall in love with. He does he’s best to help the woman he loves so that they can be together. When he loses Seven he does what he can to get rights for the Conditioned. Using his skills as a lawyer to the best of his ability. The way she shows the love between Ben and his daughters and how he tries his best and does whatever means necessary to keep them safe. It really made me wish I had a father like that.
I’m going back and start reading the first book in the series. That way I can better understand what a Conditioned is. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books and find out if everything works out.
Favorite Quote: “You know that Gene, Ella, and yes-you-are all Conditioned.”