Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
Embrace the geek, save the world… Socially awkward geneticist Quinn Strickland has willingly forgone the pleasures in life to reach her career objectives. Alone and approaching thirty, she uses her independence to mitigate any risk of a broken heart. Her strategy works until the day a handsome stranger bursts into her lab and her orderly plans shoot straight to Hades. He claims to be her personal divine protector, a powerful, ancient warrior sent to defend a prophetic time bomb existing within her own genetic code.
The Scion’s alpha-geek Wyck is offered the opportunity of his immortal lifetime as head of his own covert operation. He arrives at a Colorado lab expecting starched white coats and sterile surroundings—not a redheaded spitfire in charge of both his project and his libido. His skills have carried him from the battlefields of ancient England to the pits of Hell and he has no plans to be felled by one woman, regardless of her shag-worthy charms. Divine duty requires him to protect the apocalyptic Seal encrypted within Quinn’s DNA, but his heart has other ideas. When his personal feelings interfere with his age-old vendetta, he’s forced to decide between desire and retribution.
Seal of Awakening is another great addition to the Seven Seals series. This is the third book and takes us deeper into the world of the Scion, those alpha immortals that protect the Seven Seals from destruction.
Wyck is looking forward to this next assignment, Divinity has given him a second chance as mission leader and he is ready. Using the name of Orson Parrott he is acting as a new employee for Eugenicorp, a laboratory that has invented a serum that will change the world.
Wyck’s job is to make sure a takeover plan from a man named Israfil does not include the ancient curse hosted in the body of Dr. Quinn Strickland, a lab scientist; she holds the third seal, famine in her DNA. Quinn is a very intelligent woman who is a bit uptight and just wants to work on the serum, perfecting it. It is unfortunate that her boss Sam has gotten himself mixed up with some unseemly types and is headed for disaster; Lucifer is also making himself known and causing problems as usual.
Wyck has dealt with Israfil before; he killed his first love as well as tortured Wyck until he was able to get away. Wyck wants revenge and to stop him from breaking the Seal. Several of Wyck’s brothers come to help prevent the disaster but when Quinn takes matters into her own hands to help Sam, the whole team is in grave danger, as well as the future of the world.
I am enjoying this world that Ms. Douglass has created; sexy alpha men who are in charge of protecting the Seven Seals, they are a bit crazy but they are fun to read about. I like the overall story of the Seven Seals with Divinity in charge of the Scion and Lucifer always stirring up trouble.
We have met Wyck in previous stories and I have always liked him, I am happy to see that he get his HEA. He is a bit quirky and nerdy as the techno guy in the group but does have his sexy side, and I love when he uses English slang when he talks. He is somewhat vulnerable and really wants to prove himself to Divinity, determined that this mission will be a success. Quinn is very smart and just lives to work, shying away from relationships since she was hurt in the past. They butt heads in the beginning and she is forever brushing him aside, it is not until late in the story that they connect.
I like the premise of the story; a nerdy smart girl who does not realize who she is, gets protection from a sexy alpha male, but my problem is that she is so uptight that I had a hard time seeing Quinn and Wyck together. There is no chemistry at first, sure they looked at each other admiringly but she is so on edge and standoffish that I could not see the connection. When they do finally get together it was fast, all of the sudden they were in bed and in love.
Seal of Awakening seems to have a different feel than the first two but very enjoyable with the action starting off strong and continuing until the end. I will stay with the series as I want to find out what happens to all those sexy brothers.
I give Seal of Awakening by Traci Douglass 3.75 stars!