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Servant: The Acceptance (Servant #2)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  430 ratings  ·  33 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Jove
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release Sep08

If I had ever tried to imagine the kind of book Lori Foster would write if she turned to the ‘dark side’, never in my wildest imagination would I have come up something like her ‘Servant’ series. And now that I’ve read the second book, “Servant: The Acceptance”, I’m struck by several similarities to Foster’s more normal romance novels. But, before I start that, let me say that her ‘Servant’ series is dark, very dark. If you’re looking for sexy, f
This book probably would have received 5 stars had I not felt a little stupid by some of the word choices the author made. I have a college education, yet was at a loss when it came to several of the adjectives Foster used. If reading a textbook or educational book, I don't mind having to grab a dictionary every so often. However, I really don't care for it in my paranormal smut.

That said. I do really enjoy how this series is progressing. Although, I'm nervous that it's going to turn into LKH sk
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.[return][return]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 cal ...more
I love this series because it is so different. Gaby is on a mission from God to destroy evil, or maybe she is just plain crazy, either way she has tons of personality. She is flawed, and has more than her fair share of issues, but those issues aren't just thrown in there for fun, they fit her history. She is the way she is for a reason. This series is Gaby's story, not a paranormal mystery, or butt kicking fest. Sure, Gaby is strong physically, but she makes up for that with her share of persona ...more
Jan 17, 2009 Phoebe rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Phoebe by: Lori Foster
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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 Servant: The Awakening. 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
Lizabeth Tucker
Romance author Lori Foster is also writing Urban Fantasy as L. L. Foster. As you may remember, I loved the first in this eries and was more than willing to read the second in this unusual series.

Imagine a life as God's Holy Avenger, where you suffer horrible pain when notified of evil to be destroyed. Where you live alone and lonely and have to avoid close contact with the authorities to avoid capture and imprisonment. That has been Gabrielle Cody's life until she's suddenly finding friends and
Gabrielle Cody has finally accepted her destiny as God's warrior, her only mission to kill horrible monster that pray on innocents. For years now, she's been on her path to doing just that, until she met Detective Luther Cross. There was an unquestionable attraction between these two but Gabrielle was set on not letting Luther derail her from her destiny. He's the one person that can make her feel like a real woman. In Servant: The Acceptance, Gabrielle is living with a bunch of prostitutes and ...more
Okay, I admit that I struggled with this series. Maybe it's because I know that Lori Foster is writing it and this particular genre (urban fantasy) is just not her forte nor is it what I expect from her. But I just can't get into this series. It is almost like someone else is writing it and using Foster's name. The other thing that drove me crazy is Foster's use of really convoluted words - it was also like she belonged to the word-of-the-day club and was driven to try and use the word somewhere ...more
Nov 28, 2008 Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Gabrielle Cody has accepted her destiny as one of God’s warriors, charged to destroy evil. When surrounded by violence, she must be ready for anything, but Gaby 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 can’t get caught up with Luther now. She has work to do, this time protecting the street walkers. But Luther gives her purpose, something more than just working at God’s whi
Yolanda Sfetsos
Okay, this series is seriously AWESOME! Gaby and Luther are characters that stay with you way after you've finished the book. I know because I'm still thinking about them now. Amazing!

After posting the blurb, I just don't know what else to say without spoiling it for everyone. But let's just say that I loved it. Gaby's trying to distance herself from the attraction that Luther forces in her, but... Of course, a lot of other stuff happens in between. Lots of action and even some pretty gruesome s
It's always refreshing to read a paranormal romance that has nothing to do with vampires.

This, #2 in the series, is even better than the first. I love Gaby, a slayer sent from God to destroy all that is evil. Her relationships with Mort, the delicious Luther and Ann, Luther's partner and Mort's girlfriend are fun to watch. I also like seeing her relationships with the prostitutes that she works to defend.

While prostitution is a sin and a form of evil, it is not that EVIL! What is evil is the pe
I was glad to see that Luther didn't give up on Gaby. She tried to stay away but she could feel him in her being...she missed him. In being away from him though it brought her together with people that cared for her even though no one often cared for them. Luther found her again and he is determined to never let her go. He feels connected to her more than he as ever felt towards someone and Gaby is feeling it too, but she isnt familiar with the feelings so she often sees them as a problem. Mort ...more
I liked this book and found the L.L.Foster's idea of the contemporary paladin idea really fascinating. I really enjoyed the main character, Gabrielle Cody's relationship with her handsome, by the book cop. It is so filled with anticipation that I hung on their every scene. What I didn't understand, was the villian/s, who were so evil that I really did expect more of a supernatural bent to their background. This book can be read as stand alone as it touches upon enough backstory for me. Although ...more
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 the 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 bruha ...more
I enjoyed the character of Gabrielle (pretty much a derivative of Carroll O'Connell's Kathy Mallory series). However, without some kind of explanation of what was going on, the book never made much sense. The concept is interesting, and I may look for the 3rd in the series. Yes, perhaps a bit unfair to start with book 2, but this is something any author should anticipate. Many folks will find a random book by the author to try, and this probability should be plotted in the text. Pretty much full ...more
Carmen Marie
I really am enjoying this series depsite how slowly I am getting them read. The story is exciting and very well written, but dark at time (I think this is what slows me down). I typically like dark, but this is harsh at moments. Even with all the harshness, you cant help but love Gaby. She is very ballsy and sometimes very socially awkward. Between this book and Servant:The Awakening, you get to see how much Gaby grows as a person and a paladin. I am really looking forward to reading the 3rd boo ...more
I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars. I like Gaby most of the time, and I enjoyed the story, but Luther is a dick. I understand that a flawed character like Gaby wouldn't get on too well with a non-flawed character, and so its more believable if he is the way he is, but man is he annoying. Liked the change in Mort, and liked Bliss. I liked that while this is a fantasy book, the "monsters" this time were human, its one of my favourite tropes. Alright, 4 stars it is.
I agree totally with another reviewer...What's with the thesaurus type words? Totally put me off, and can't understand where they came from because the first in this series wasn't like this. Liked the plot and the energy between h & h, but will be reluctant to pick up no. 3 in this series if it's like this one. May just cheat and wait for others to read and review first! :)
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.
I am a huge fan of this series. The is the second book and there is a great flow from the first book to this one. A few new characters are introduced, worked throughout the story and left for major reappearances in the next book.
I am a little leary of what the character Bliss will have to do with the next as it is revealed in this one that she has the sight.
Light reading, but fun. I love watching the interplay between Luther and Gaby, and the way Foster slowly but surely has her opening up and forming bonds with the people around her. I did feel like Foster went a little crazy with the thesaurus though, almost made the book a cross between a romantic thriller and an SAT prep course!
This is the second book in this series and I think it's pretty decent. The only thing that gets annoying is that the author uses such obscure descriptive words that it makes me stop in my reading to try and remember what that word means. I'm not stupid by any means, but I had to look up a few words in this book!
Couldn't get into it as much as the first book. I also didn't like the fact that regardless of the character "lacking formal education" that there are words used that I'd have to reach for a dictionary once or twice every couple pages. Oh well...
Gloria Harchar
What a cool idea. I love this book. The protagonist is a fallen angel, a woman who sense evil and is compelled to take the law into her hands. She is God's servant. The hero is a detective. It's dark and edgy, and wonderful.
This is a strong heroine which I love. But not so strong that you have no sympathy for her.
This is a paranormal romance, but it has a lot of action/adventure to it.
Wow - I can't wait to see what Gaby does next! I still keep wondering when everyone is going to figure out that she is writing those graphic novels...
Again a tough and unflinching read at times, I'm struggling to like the main characters, but if you want gritty urban fantasy, then this is a book for you.
intrigued with the story -- it got worse. disgusting. i hope people don't really live like this.
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