Servant: The Acceptance [NOOK Book]

Overview

Gabrielle Cody has accepted her destiny as God’s warrior, charged to destroy all evil, but she wasn’t prepared to see Detective Luther Cross ever again. He’s the beacon of reality in her life, the one thing that makes her feel human, like a real woman.

But Gaby must resist involvement with Luther now, for ...
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Servant: The Acceptance

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Overview

Gabrielle Cody has accepted her destiny as God’s warrior, charged to destroy all evil, but she wasn’t prepared to see Detective Luther Cross ever again. He’s the beacon of reality in her life, the one thing that makes her feel human, like a real woman.

But Gaby must resist involvement with Luther now, for she is protecting streetwalkers. Her life of retribution is far too dangerous, and this time, it’s not just their hearts that won’t come out unscathed.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440634970
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/26/2008
  • Series: Servant Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 592,651
  • File size: 322 KB

Meet the Author

L. L. Foster is the pseudonym for Lori Foster, who is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. Lori and her husband, their three sons, and their two Chihuahuas, Brock and Tootsie, all live in rural Ohio, outside of Cincinnati.
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  • Posted August 6, 2013

    The second book to the series is better and the writing style ha

    The second book to the series is better and the writing style has improved. I still get annoyed with the younger virgin female/ older male treacher scenerio but since they didn't dwell on it like the first book did it was easier to swallow. Following Gabrielle Cody as she hunts down a seriel killer who is kidnapping her prostitue friends. She has spoke to Luther in weeks and is not suprised when he finds her and explodes in anger but is happy to learn that Mort made it alive from their last bruhaha. Good action makes for an excellent read.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

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    Not Quite There

    The second of the series and much better than the first though I can't bring myself to give it a higher rate. The book is filled with repetitive themes such as Gaby's inner dialogue and thoughts as well as her interaction with Luther.

    What I like about this book is the character development that is extended past the last chapter of the <i>Servant: The Awakening</i>. Though Mort barely makes a few appearances in this novel, it is clear that he is a completely different person. We also see Gaby and Luther change in their behavior with each other. Some of the dialogue can get old and predictable, but I still loved the couple and wanted them to get together. Since the beginning, Foster has teased us with the sexual tension between the two but in this novel, she gives a little scene that keeps the weary holding out for when they finally will get together. It's short, it's spicy yet predictable, and it keeps you frustrated.

    What I don't like is that there was a sheer drop off of paranormalcy from the first novel. In the first novel, we are given grotesque images of twisted evil beings. <i>The Awakening</i> didn't touch on that. Instead, we get a psychotic woman trying to be a boy, her deranged uncle and aunt who take pleasure in torture people, and men who like to abuse prostitutes. Honestly, I would have kept the twisted beings that morph into monsters only Gaby could see to keep with the theme of the first novel. However, Foster did put a lot more about auras, which I greatly enjoyed. I also loved how she gave another character besides Gaby any form of superhuman abilities.

    Again, not a great book and not one to take as a series fantasy novel, but I liked it all the same and I will be reading the next in the series which is also the last.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Enough for me

    I'm a big Lori Foster fan so I was willing to give this new series a fair chance and the premise sounded interesting. I read the first book and while I wasn't too jazzed about it I figured it was just a set up for the rest of the series.
    However...

    I agree with others who said the words were out of control. I'm a fast reader and fairly well educated but there were too many words that needed to be looked up. Unfortunately, I read this while on vacation and didn't have access to a dictionary.

    I'm not convinced that Gaby is one of the good guys. She seems to enjoy not just killing, but killing in brutal ways.

    Gaby is a 21 year old described throughout the book as narrow hipped with small breasts, skinny, scrawny, bony, plain and homely. She was also rude, crass, mean, uncaring, insulting and violent. As far as I can tell she didn't shower, wash her hair or her clothes.

    Luther was a hot cop, old enough to be her father (big Ick factor for me), and he was attracted to her because??? He and Ann were suited to each other; just don't see him and Gaby together.

    It looks like there's at least one more book in the series but I'm done.

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

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    Dark Urban Fantasy at its Best!

    Wow, what a transformation from the first book! This book was dark, deviant, dangerous and simply delightful! Gaby Cody transforms from a defiant and deadly girl to a deadly-woman and a dark avenger. Hiding in plain sight and living amongst the prostitutes in a roach-motel, Gaby tracks an unconventional serial killer. A sadistic sadist has been boldly kidnapping prostitutes and plebeians, savagely torturing them in the most heinous of ways and finally murdering and dumping them. Gaby once again with no hesitation puts her life on the line to not only protect the innocent but also the prostitutes, who most of society considers throw-away-people; who have taken her in and cared for her like the family she never had. Acceptance not only involved Detective Luther Cross accepting Gaby and her unorthodox crusade against evil, but also Gaby accepting that she now has Luther in her life and people that care for her, accepting herself and her calling. Luther is the perfect mate for Gaby; he is secure in his masculinity, honor-bound and persistent. I must say though, in the first installment, I wasn't sure if Gaby was actually killing demons or just ugly sick people. Now in this second installment, I'm still confused if Gaby is actually killing demons or twisted evil-incarnates. I recommend you read the previous book the Awakening before attempting this book. I look forward to the next book in the series The Kindred due out 8/25/09.

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  • Posted November 7, 2008

    This Author Has Spoiled Me Rotten

    Not only was I in love with the first book of this series, but the second book has certainly ruined my reading ability for any other paranormal romance out there (and that's not necessarily a bad thing!). Being introduced to a strong, determined no nonsense heroine like Gabrielle Cody is a fantastic vacation away from supposed heroines of other romance novels that allow the man do everything and feel like they need to be protected. No, no, in this book the woman is the one kicking ass and taking names, and is truely the character that's saving the day. Not only that, she doesn't take any lip from the strong male character either. Not that Luther Cross isn't a man to be reckoned with; he can feel me up any day of the week if he likes!<BR/><BR/>This book is amazing, the series is awesome, and I can not wait for the next book to come out!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Kick-butt, soul-stirring

    Loved it! Ms. Foster has a gift of linking words together that draws forth a multitude of emotions from the reader: horror, empathy, awareness, outrage, laughter, tears and so much more. Gaby is beauty (not the superficial kind, although Luther finds her so) and darkness, and Luther is her new guiding light. I can't wait to see where he'll lead in the next book. Bravo, LL Foster!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    I Love This Book

    I just wanted to say that I loved this book. I automatically buy everything that she writes and I have never been disappointed yet. Whether writing under Lori Foster or LL Foster, a fantastic story is guaranteed. This is another winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    L.L. Foster rocks

    L.L. Foster's books are the first paranormal books I've read and to be honest only read it because it was by her but once I read both books I must say I'm getting hooked. Loved,loved, loved the new installment of Servant

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2008

    Enthralling

    Just like the first book, Foster's character Gabrielle Cody holds your attention. At times I found myself laughing out loud at the innocent contradictions of this character and her attitude towards the urban wasteland that she owns. Although this book can be read alone, it follows smoothly from the previous novel 'Servant: The Awakening'. Adding a short excerpt for the next in the series at the end just whets the appetite even more.....the wait seems excruciatingly unnecessary to the fan of this urban legend world. Thumbs up from Australia for L.L. Foster!!! Now hurry up and get the next one out to your fan base!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008

    If you like her romance, try her paranormal!

    Fans of Lori's should venture to the dark side. Servant the Acceptance is fast paced and gripping. Gabby is astrong heroine and Luther is a formidable hero. I love all Lori's work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008

    This sequel is great!

    I enjoyed the first story with these two characters, but this was even better! I loved that this story was hotter and spookier than the first. Congrats to L.L. Foster and I hope the next installment is even spicier!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008

    Great story and characters

    Each book in this series draws you more into the characters. The relationship between Gaby and Luthor is steamy and I love how he's coming to accept Gabys' calling. Can't wait for the next in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008

    acceptance review

    acceptance is a great book. wonderful continuation. wonderful job lori. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    The Suspense is Over !

    Second in this chilling new series by LL Foster aka Lori Foster aka fabulous writer, 'Servant, the Acceptance' has everything a reader could want: suspense, romance, suffering and ... acceptance. A wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    A keeper.

    A wonderful continuance of Gaby's story. I can't wait for the next one to be released!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Servant-The Acceptance

    I loved it! Lori Foster books are always a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    an exciting tale

    The AWAKENING of Gabrielle Cody as God's ¿servant¿ warrior fighting evil has not been easy, but the ACCEPTANCE has occurred. She did not realize when she accepted her mantle was the bipolar lifestyle swings between extreme boredom and extreme adrenaline. She especially misses Detective Luther Cross, who she pushed out of her life although he is who makes her feel like a human female and not some modern day Joan of Arc or Buffy.-------- Something malevolent is torturing and killing prostitutes. Gabby vows to protect the women from their predator. She makes friends with some of the hookers, which makes her godly mission of divine retribution more difficult to accomplish as it hurts to see them harmed. Worse Luther is on the case too he knows she is his worst nightmare as he wants her but distrusts this vigilante.---------- The latest 'Servant' horror thriller is an exciting tale as the vile villain is as nasty as they come. To defeat the evil one, Gabby and Luther need to team up, but neither trusts the other fully in some ways they do not trust themselves to perform their duty properly when they are together because of the distraction of the attraction. Fans will read this in one scary sitting as L.L. Foster turns on the lights.---- Harriet Klausner

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