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Cruel Temptation

(The Covenant Series #2)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  37 reviews
The war is over. The rogue vampires dispatched. Kayci’s focus is now set on how to run the Covenant and best protect her species. The Lycan clan leader shares Kayci’s vision—but his captivating and sexy brother, Cassius McCabe is a distraction Kayci can't afford.

New threats surround Kayci as she navigates unfamiliar territory and feelings she can't hide. Will temptations
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published 2016 by Betty Shreffler
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Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of this series and it's even better than the first one. We are introduced to some new characters. Without giving anything away in the plot, there is more danger, greed, love and drama. The plot thickens and I'm loving ...more
Megan Crisp
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This author is trying to kill me

Betty ( the author ) is emotionally trying to kill me...

Kayci finally coming to terms with her new lot in life, is having a hard time staying away from trouble, where there's witches, vampires and wolves, there is trouble..

Kayci loves Adrian with everything she is, but Cass is threatening that bond with his cocky arrogance and sexy wolf pheromones... she has done some really stupid things that I'm sure she wouldn't like if Adrian had done them.

Now that they have
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Interesting story and it keeps getting better.
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bonnie Jones
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cruel Temptation

Wow! I loved book 1, book 2 got even better!! I've been hooked since I opened book 1. I'm heading to read book 3 now.. Get your copy today!
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm so hooked!

Love the storyline. Fast moving pace and lots of action. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I recommend this book to any paranormal lover.
Spunky N Sassy
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.5

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Cruel Temptation continues on from where Embracing the Dawn left off. Kayci is now a full vampire but she is also a sorceress trying to find her way. She is also trying to lead the covenant with Adrian at her side. She needs to start bringing all the sides together and that means witches and werewolves. The history has not been so smooth for any of these factions, so bringing them together is not making things easy for Kayci.

I can
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, read-in-2017

In the second book of The Covenant Series by Betty Shreffler, Cruel Temptation introduces us to more characters, adds to the story of Kayci, and definitely ups the intrigue of The Covenant and where Kayci wants to take it.

Where Embrace The Dawning was more of a setup to meeting the characters and getting Kayci ready for who she was and what she was about to become, this book was full of action and so much turmoil. We really got to see Kayci take on a lot i
Romance Between The Sheets
Cruel Temptation is the continuation of Kayci's story. It is an emotional journey from beginning to end. Now that she is a full vampire sorceress everything should fall into place but as she takes her place leader in the Covenant many obstacles unfold from inside and outside forces.

Cruel Temptation begins with Kayci trying to take the Covenant to the next level by inviting the werewolves and witches to join. This is a brave move because there are many unknowns with all three groups in the same r
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cruel Temptation is the second book in The Vampire Covenant series, and continues Kayci's story as she takes over leadership of the Covenant. She has big plans for them, including a new Trinary Covenant, in which Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches, are all pledged to each other. In view of this, she sets up a meeting which initially goes well. However, although the Werewolf representatives agree in principle, it actually isn't their call as their Alpha is too unwell to travel. He asks to meet Kay ...more
Sassy Southern
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cruel temptation is the second book in The Vampire Covenant series and was definitely very intense. We left off in book one with Kayci newly turned into a vampire and becoming the new leader of the Covenant. This book takes place 4 months later and gives us an overview of what she has been through from the time she was turned until now in just the first few pages.
As a way to make the new Covenant stronger Kayci and the others decide that they need to enlist the help of not only more vampires, b
Corrine Pickering
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Wow, just wow, this book was amazing and totally stepped up from book 1.

A truly action packed read full of excitement and anticipation. I was captivated completely from the very beginning and seriously couldn't put this one down.

Kayci is learning to deal with her new powers whilst some deceitful people around her are desperate to bring her down, she needs to learn who to trust and fast. Along with this she
Michelle Austin
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Cruel Temptation was a great 5 star read.
I didn’t think it could get even better and I was wrong.

Now that the war is over, Kayci is able to discover her powers and move forward with her leadership of the covenant.. And we can’t forget about Adrian, he is right along side her. These two have such a connection.

Kayci has plans to create an alliance to build a stronger covenant. Along the way she meets Cassius and she is feeling an attraction to him. Can she
Shy Gawerecki
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts on Cruel Temptation

Book two started off just a few months after the events of book one and there was so much going on with Kayci, Adrian, and the Covenant. Kayci is trying to get used to her new life as a vampire sorceress and is happy to have Adrian at her side. But things quickly spin out of control with new supernatural creatures around. Especially alpha werewolf Cass. He draws out unexpected feelings in Kayci regardless of the love she feels for Adrian. Throw in a vendetta with
Fiction  Vixens Blog
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cruel Temptation is the second book in (The Covenant Series) by Betty Shreffler ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading both these stories. Ms Shreffler has given us another great story that has action, romance ,and oh boy the chemistry is awesome, and the emotions of the characters was really well captured by the author. Kayci Pierce has truly developed into such a strong leader and I found that some of the additions of new characters really made this story shine. I really can't wait ...more
Victoria B
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cruel Temptation is book two in the series and an amazing follow up to an already awesome book. This book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions from the beginning to the end. This book is full of action, passion, lust, love, anger, and loss. There are returning characters to hate and new characters to fall in love with. There is no way to go wrong with passionate witches, protective & sexy vampires, and hot alpha werewolves. If you read book one this is a must read. Going to read book 3 ...more
Books 2 Blog
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ok so this is the second book in the series and i have to say i liked it better than the first. There is more action and suspense. Kayci is now a full fledge vampire and is tbe head of the coven. However, with this responsibility comes danger. We meet new allies, enemies and a new love interest Cass. Cass is a cocky werewolf who intends on stealing her away from adrian. Adrian is not taking it laying down he fights for what is his. I should warn you kayci loses a dear friend and it forces her to ...more
Lillian Cummings
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Will Kayci get to grips with her new powers and can she lead the convenant forward and make new alliances that will help all species? Her world is about to be turned upside down, she will be tortured, suffer a huge loss and will have to live with the regret that she did this to Adrian. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Can't wait for the next one as this left me hanging on by a thread near the end. ...more
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The second book was even better than the first book. It brought in new character's that I really liked, especially Cass. In this book Kayci loses a friend that pushes her to a darker side of herself, but is pulled back by the one's who love her. I like that Kayci went a little darker and we got to see that side of her. The second book was set up so well for the third book. I can't wait to read the third! ...more
Lori Ross
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I did not think it was possible but this 2nd book in the Covenant series I thought was even better than the 1st. Kaci has even more things thrown on her plate and she does her best to juggle it all but boy is there only so much even a Vampire Sorceress can take. She does get "help" but that's a whirlwind of it's own. Book #2 does not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done! But prepare for a battle of your own. ...more
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a Temptation

Whoa. Talk about a mind blowing book.

Never one to really fall into reading about vampires and werewolves - I have to say that Betty has converted me.

I did not want this story to end and I am so greatful that I already have book 3 lined up on my kindle and ready to go.

If you love Paranormal Romance, or have ever wanted to give it a shot - then you need to one click this beautiful series right now!
MaDora Shipman
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Im in love with Kacyi and how absolutely strong, forgiving and loving she is. Rosemary is guiding her into the person she is meant to be. Along with Thorne and Adrian. As the new Covenant is rebuilt and new alliances are tested this peacefulness comes with an unease and resentfulness. As Katerina aka Kayci fights for peace between the three species others are working to cause a downfall in leadership.
Kit Carrington
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finished this in a day! Loved it more than the first. The action, romance, and chemistry is amazing. The author really captures the emotions of the characters. Kayci has developed into a strong lead and the addition of the new characters make this one better than the first. Can't wait to read the third. ...more
Socially Book Nerd
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As​ ​I​ ​suspected​ ​it​ ​got​ ​better…​ ​so​ ​much​ ​better,​ ​we​ ​get​ ​the​ ​continuation​ ​of​ ​our​ ​story​ ​and​ ​more
interesting​ ​character​ ​are​ ​coming​ ​forth,​ ​witches,​ ​werewolves​ ​and​ ​it's​ ​doesn't​ ​disappoint,​ ​not​ ​your
average​ ​vampire/witch​ ​paranormal​ ​story..
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this book even more than the first one! Shreffler's writing is exquisite - the events she describes and the way she describes them are incredible. You don't dare take your eyes off the page. ...more
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story! Liked it even more than the first book. The new characters that are introduced added even more suspense and romance. I'm team Cass. Can't wait to start book 3! ...more
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am enjoying this series. I think it is well written.
Ginni Conquest
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow factor

I just finished this 2nd book of the Trilogy. Such an incredible read. I'm a fan!! Thank you Betty!! Now onto the 3rd book
Laura  Redmon
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This Epic Paranormal Romantic Suspense just upped itself it's Epicness! I didn't think it could get any better, but oh what a surprise i was in for.
Kayci is the new Covenant Leader, go Kayci, and she and her living or undead coven council are looking to expand it.

Kayci is still with the Vampire Hunter, Adrian. One of the potential coven members is an Alpha Werewolf and his equally hot brotherin tow...
Now Kayci not only has to be the new Coven leader, but she has a love triangle on her hands. On
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was really excited to jump into reading Cruel Temptation after reading Embrace the Dawning. The action continues as Kayci tries to bring witches and werewolves into the Covenant but it's not an easy task. With Adrian being the faithful guardian and new characters introduced. Kayci finds herself attracted to Cass even though she loves Adrain. The world Betty Shreffler has built is unique and I am excited for book 3.

Review by Raychel
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