Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chosen by Sin by Virna DePaul

Title:  Chosen by Sin
Author: Virna DePaul
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Para Ops #3
Main Characters: Jes & Dex
Release Date: December 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Penguin
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Early e-release of werebeast Dex Hunt's story (Para-Ops Novels, Book 3). Print book available soon (Jan 1, 2012!)

The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…

Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.

For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A.

As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.

Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.

My Review:

I was so looking forward to this third installment to the Para Ops series and I was not let down. At first, I was worried when I realized that Dex wasn't going to be paired up with Lucy, but I loved him and Jes together....and whoa, I was so surprised about their intertwined powerful.

Virna DePaul has created such an incredible world within this series that I just love. This book belonged to Dex (half-were shifter from the Para Ops team) and Jes (vampire doctor with another agenda.) There is so much that Jes is hiding in this book and even though I knew that it would all work out in the end, it was really emotional getting to there. I just adore Dex's character. He is such a seemingly hard character who puts off this f**k-you facade, but it is just that...a facade. When someone enters his life that he cares for, he is completely loyal and protective of that person. There are some horrible circumstances from his childhood which have made him become this completely protective person that is so attractive. The scenes with the little seven year old Ella that completely melted my heart. Then there is Jes, who has withstood so much loss, and as a doctor, is just trying to find a solution. I certainly did not always agree with her methods, but in her heart, her actions were for the right reasons.

There are so many little details to this book, like little Ella, which made it so good. Mahone and the glimpses of the Goddess and the developing feelings between them...whoa, I so did not see that coming. I cannot wait to see what Virna DePaul does with that story line over the series. Then there is Cy...*gah* I loved him! His attitude towards his very short sweet, while also so heartbreaking. I like the tiny little hints (and I hope that I am not just imagining them) about something brewing between him & Lucy...I like where that is going! My heart still breaks for her especially in the way that she has had to *use* Dex.

In addition there was a whole new species of otherworlders added to the mix...the Draci. I hope that we get to see a LOT more of these dragon shifters in the future. I am assuming that Lucy's book is next, but there is talk of adding more to the team. I cannot wait to see where this series is headed. It is such a good series! I HIGHLY recommend it!!! If you like paranormal, this series needs to be in your TBR pile!!


Aurian said...

I really need to start reading this series! But you sure start 2012 in a good way, with an A-review!

I wish you a very happy and healthy 2012, with lots of good books and blogging fun.

Virna DePaul said...

I am SO glad you have enjoyed the series. Thank you for this awesome review of Dex's story. Happy new year!!!

Paperback Daydreamer said...

I have book one on my TBR list right now. I love the covers, the colors that they use to just catch your eye are amazing, vivid, beautiful! :-D You're reviews are fabulous...I just don't know when I'll get around to reading them. :-(