Servant: The Acceptance (Servant Series #2)

Servant: The Acceptance (Servant Series #2)

by L.L. Foster

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515145328
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/26/2008
Series: Servant Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 820,581
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Servant: The Acceptance (Servant Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
bkjake on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read and really enjoyed the first book in this series. It was intelligently written with interesting and somewhat mysterious characterization that left you wanting more. This book, while still plotted well, drove me nuts.I have a frigging master's degree and the sheer overuse of $25 words was so distracting, I kept loosing track of what was happening in the story. This book came across like a writing exercise of trying to use as many words from their Genius-level word-a-day calendar as possible. I remember there being the occasional lofty word in the first book, but nothing like this. I desperately hope that Foster cuts back on the plethora of goofy words she uses in the next book.
shadiphoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not quite sure why I like this series, but I know I'll continue reading. Maybe it's Gaby's torturous ruminations on what she "has" to do. Maybe it's Luther's insane obsession with Gaby. Maybe it's the conflicted, tortured nature of all of Gaby's relationships with other people. Or maybe I want to see more Mort. I don't know. All I say is keeping the book coming please.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Gabriella Cody. I think she is a little bit crazy with her demon seeking-out for God quirk but thats what makes her so great. In this book she is trying to save a group of prostitutes that in her building. Unfortunately bad things are happening and bodies are being found. The story was great, the parts showing what Gaby would do for those she cared about. I also still loved Morty as a sidekick and newcomer Bliss as well. Luther is ok. I think he is a little straighlaced for Gabby but apparently thats what she needs. I would like to see where this story goes, but I do have some reservations. I think Luther will 'tame' Gabby and I can't really see that being a good thing here. I also agree with what many others have said about the big words. I just ignored them and the reading went along fine but it would be better not to have to stumble though them.
frykitty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I continue to enjoy the characters, but I wish Foster would toss the thesaurus already.
Scoshie More than 1 year ago
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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Arec More than 1 year ago
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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mahikahn More than 1 year ago
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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cam32198 More than 1 year ago
Loved the new Servant book! The play between Gaby and Luther is just great! Cannot wait to read the next one!
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kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
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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Amusedmuse05 More than 1 year ago
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!

This book is amazing, the series is awesome, and I can not wait for the next book to come out!!!