One of the five men who come out of a cave in Sedona to find that the world has changed forever, Simon Japp knows that the past can't stay buried. He hates the memories he carries around and keeps himself away from relationships, thinking people will learn about him and not be able to forgive him.
He and his friends are in Envy, the former Las Vegas, a town that is slowly rebuilding after the near destruction of the world. The group has come out of the cave with special abilities, and Simon isn't sure how to handle his at first, but as time goes on he's thrilled to have it.
Sage Corrigan enjoys her life in Envy. She enjoys her work on computers and loves the people she works with. She's worked hard to stay away from Falling Creek, the polygamist community where she was raised. In Envy she can work, enjoy the books she loves to read, and keep herself from becoming involved in a relationship.
Life in the post-apocalyptic world is not always enviable. There are the Strangers to deal with, along with the gangas. And now, the group from Envy is after Remmington Truth, the man the gangas are after as well. When a clue to Truth's whereabouts leads to Falling Creek, Sage and Simon agree to go undercover as man and wife, to see what they can find out.
Can these two fight their growing attraction for each other while they hunt for Truth?
The Envy Chronicles continue with Embrace the Night Eternal, and readers will devour it and want more. Ms. Ware has created a world that is dark and engaging. The characters feel as if they are old friends, and watching them together is a treat.
Simon's flawed past makes him all the more engaging as a character. He wants to give in to his feelings for Sage, but thinks that he will bring her nothing but trouble. The way they interact makes them very real, and I felt every emotion that they did.
Embrace the Night Eternal is a wonderful book that weaves a tale in a destroyed world that should not be entertaining, but is. This second book was as good, if not better, than the first, and I can't wait to see what comes next.
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