A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson Book Review

Updated: Jan 20, 2021

A Cursed Embrace

by Cecy Robson

Published by Berkley

Book # 2 in The Weird Girls Series

Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other twentysomething girls—

with one tiny exception: They are the products of a curse that backfired and gave each of them unique powers that made them, well, a little weird.… After Celia Wird and her sisters help master vampire Misha save his family, their powers are exposed to the supernatural community of the Lake Tahoe region. But fame comes at a price, and being “weird” isn’t always welcome. To make matters worse, Celia desires the love of Alpha werewolf Aric, but his pack is bent on destroying their relationship to preserve his pureblood status. And once weres start turning up dead—with evidence pointing to the vampires—she must face the prospect of losing Aric forever. But the chaos only masks a new threat. An evil known as the Tribe has risen—and their sights are set on Celia and her sisters.


Steamy Supernatural Exciting

Violence Romance

A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson is the second book in the Weird Girls series, and is written in the oldest Wird sister's point-of-view, Celia. It continues right after the first book in the series, with all the Wird sisters in relationships with Aric and his warriors. This book introduces a new enemy that continues for books to come, and hones in on the mating bond.

I love Celia's relationship with Aric. Their connection with one another, and intense passion, and love for one another is wonderful to read. Even before Celia admits her feelings, and Aric doesn't say it back ... it's obvious in the way they are with one another. Their mating "ceremony" (two questions asked during love making, with no barrier between them, like a condom, answered simply with a yes), when their souls officially mate is rather quite beautiful in its simplicity. So I'm not going to lie, I got a bit emotional when Aric abruptly broke things off with her. The reasoning made sense, in a way, but I couldn't help but be angry with him. How could he give up on his mate, the love of his life, just because he was ordered to do so? And the wolves and her sisters, while obviously empathetic with Celia when she was heartbroken, seemed to side with Aric, and argue he was hurting more. So I was a little bitter with them as well. It couldn't be easy for Celia to see Taran and Shayna with their mated wolves, or see Liam and Emme in love with one another, while she was heartbroken and missing her mate. Finding out in the end that Aric was already engaged with a pure-blood were, while knowing he was unhappy about it, was agonizing for me to read.

It's obvious that Anara, the werewolf elder who ordered all pure-blood weres to breed with other pure-bloods to help build their population again will be a problem in the future.

The enemy here, is, well, confusing. This book introduces us to demons. The demons round up the lone weres and vamps, it seems all over the world, and brings on dark witches, to form The Tribe. They seem content on destroying the were's, as the earth's protectors, and eventually taking over. What is confusing, is their obsession with Celia. Sure, she does kill a Tribemaster (a huge demon who is able to stay in Earth because it's half demon, half - witch), and while a difficult fight, and she was the one to end its life, others helped her bring it down. So we don't really know why Misha hears whispers from the lake that Celia is seen as the end of the Tribe. Hopefully we find out in the next book.

In the end, A Cursed Embrace is a great follow-up to Sealed With A Curse. The story flows beautifully from book to book, and while some of the supernatural elements are cheesy, its a fantastic story. I genuinely care about these characters, and their happiness, and I can't stop myself from buying the next book right away to find out what happens.