I love coming back to this world! Tiger and Carly had their own full-length novel in Tiger Magic and this is just a snippet of what life has been like for Tiger. When Tiger receives a distress call from heaven-knows-where, he and Carly (and the always fun Connor Morrisey) rush to help.
In just a few pages we get to enjoy Carly and Tiger’s strong love bond at work, a high-speed chase, human-shifter interaction, and of course the promise of more to come. And that twist at the end was just perfect! I totally recommend it whether you’re new to the series or a long-time fan.
Hadley has just moved to Redemption Harbor. She’s just getting to know her wealthy father and brother and although she loves them to death, they can be a little overprotective at times. Good thing too because now that someone is threatening her, her brother Brooks and the rest of the Redemption Harbor Consulting team will do anything to protect her.
Just like the rest of the series, this book packs a fast-paced, full of action, edge-of-your-seat plot that was hard to put down. The first chapter was both shocking and amazing and it was everything I want in a romantic suspense. It pulled me right in and from that moment I knew this was going to be a terrific story.
Hadley and Axel relationship is sweet yet it doesn’t lack passion. Their attraction is palpable from the instance they meet and doesn’t falter, even when she discovers his true identity.
Romance and suspense aside, the best part of the story was the people protecting Hadly, specially Skye, whom we got to meet in the first book in the series. She is a bad-a$$ woman through and through and one of my favorite characters ever. If the book was great, Sky and his loving husband Colt making a big appearance made it even better.
Redemption Harbor series as a whole will leave you wanting more and this book in particular will show you what you’re missing out on if you haven’t started it yet.
** I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher. **
Wait, apparently Nils wasn't invited to the super secret meeting of heretical magic users, just to something nearby. Maybe? I'm confused. At any rate, he was in the area but not in as much danger as Mare. Or something. Parts of this book are way more confusing than they should be.
I have about 10 more days to go before this has to be turned in. I'm going to try really hard to finish it quickly, because I desperately want to move onto other things. Although this has two female POV characters who are polar opposites, plus a female captain of the guard and a powerful female politician, this is somehow yet another "not like other girls" book. I'm very tired of the way the characters keep viewing court gossip as a useless thing only silly court ladies do, rather than a potentially useful source of information. You can't tell me that taverns are the only place where people are talking about the Recusants and recent assassination and assassination attempt.
Dennaleia just told Mare "And no one but you lets me do anything useful anyway." The thing is, all Mare is having Dennaleia do is library research. Which is good, but I feel like the author's contempt for court gossip destroyed another option for Dennaleia, who has been raised to be quiet, observant, and, in theory, politically astute, to be useful. I'd have loved a line or two in which it dawned on Mare that, yes, dressing up like a guy and spying in taverns could be useful, but so could acting like a proper lady and talking to courtiers.