Rebel's Karma by Rebecca Zanetti
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
These books are great, even after 13 of them (and a spin-off series)! While I'm sure you could eventually understand this world starting here, it's definitely recommended to start from the beginning. Since we are in a mix of the second/third/first/whatever generation of these immortal families, it gets kind of confusing without an intro.
Remember crazy Benjamin Reese? Well, during a raid, he was touched by a Kurjan's mate who was helping them load people into the helicopter. That one touch told him that she was his mate, but his life is never easy. It was fantastic watching this crazy weirdo try to tone himself down to be more palatable to his would-be mate, only to let his freak flag fly in the end. Karma, who has been pretty much brainwashed by the Kurjans, ends up having to re-evaluate her life, all the while juggling her responsibilities with the attraction to this insane dude.
Did I mention I love Benny? He's the best, and watching him get a family was the most satisfying installment I've read in a while. Are there other, larger storylines at work here? Yes, of course. We're still fighting against the apocalypse, trying to keep the scales tipped to "good," but there are also these bonds and feelings of family that run throughout the series (just like the Fast and Furious franchise, right?).
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