Power Game

Power Game

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan is “one of the best storytellers around” (RT Book Reviews). Find out why as two lovers surrounded by greed and corruption discover there’s no telling whom you can trust—or who will come out on top...When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekie...

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Title:Power Game
Author:Christine Feehan
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:464 pages

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  • Sandy
    Jan 23, 2017

    4.25 stars--

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 24, 2017

    When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that.

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    4.25 stars--

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 24, 2017

    When members of a United Nations joint security force are taken hostage by radical terrorists in Indonesia, Captain Ezekiel Fortunes is called to lead the rescue team. Part of a classified government experiment, Zeke is a supersoldier with enhanced abilities. He can see better and run faster than the enemy, disappear when necessary and hunt along any terrain. There are those in the world willing to do anything for power like that.

    A mysterious woman with her own agenda rescues a captured GhostWalker soldier held by a secret enemy. Together they uncover a conspiracy that extends beyond the reaches of the US government and proves a deadly threat to national security…

    A formidable spy genetically engineered to hide in plain sight, Bellisia rarely meets a man who doesn’t want to control her or kill her. But Zeke is different. His gaze, his touch—they awaken feelings inside her that she never thought possible. He’s the kind of man she could settle down with—if she can keep him alive.

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    REVIEW: POWER GAME is the thirteenth installment in Christine Feehan’s contemporary, adult GHOSTWALKERS paranormal, romance series focusing on an elite group of ‘genetically enhanced’ men and women known as the Ghostwalkers. These ‘supersoldiers’ were part of an unauthorized government experiment performed by Dr. Peter Whitney-a man tantamount to evil incarnate. This is Ghostwalker Dr/Captain Ezekiel Fortunes, and Bellisia Adams’s story line. POWER GAME can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty although I recommend reading the series in order (especially the previous 2-3 installments) for cohesion and back story.

    Told from several third person perspectives including Ezekiel and Bellisia POWER GAME returns to the Louisiana Bayou, and focuses on the take down of Senator Violet Smythe. Violet is a female Ghostwalker but a woman driven to become the most powerful person in the USA at the expense of her fellow female Ghostwalkers. Dr. Peter Whitney will send Bellisia Adams, a female Ghostwalker with ‘unusual DNA’ to ferret out Violet’s plans with the intent that our heroine returns to Whitney’s compound to reveal all of Violet’s secrets including her plans to destroy Ghostwalker Team 4 and anyone with insect or reptilian DNA. Enter Ezekiel Fortunes, a Ghostwalker targeted by Violet Smythe, and the man who has been genetically matched to our story line heroine. What ensues is the struggle to keep one step ahead of both Whitney and Smythe, and the building relationship between Ezekiel and Bellisia.

    The relationship between Ezekiel and Bellisia is a dramatic change from several of Feehan’s previous story line couples including the relationship between Trap and Cayenne (Spider Game #12)-a relationship that bordered on abusive and controlling. Our current hero Ezekiel Fortunes, although alpha and protective, is also a man who does not use power or abuse to control or protect the woman he claims to love. The building love and partnership is an equal and balanced relationship in that our heroine is just as capable of making her own choices and decisions as the man with whom she is falling in love. The one hundred and eighty degree turn in the author’s writing style is a welcome relief. The $ex scenes are limited although seductive and intense.

    In Power Game, the author tries to justify Trap’s abusive behavior towards his mate in Spider Game (Ghostwalker 12) by backtracking and proclaiming Trap suffers with Asperger’s syndrome-a neurobiological disorder on the higher end of the autism spectrum thus rendering him with issues of social and communication skills. The ‘Asperger’s’ story line is new and never once mentioned in the previous installment thusly I suspect the author is trying to justify her hero’s behavior to appease the many negative comments about the abusive and controlling character.

    There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters. We are reintroduced to several members of the Ghostwalker Team 4: Gino ‘Phantom’ Mazza and Draden ‘Sandman’ Freeman, psychic surgeon Joe Spagnola whose own potential DNA match is revealed, newcomer Rubin Campo, as well as Ezekiel’s brothers Malichai and Mordichai Fortunes; the female Ghostwalkers Cayenne, Pepper and her Ghostwalker husband Wyatt, and their triplets Ginger, Thym and Cannelle; and we cannot forget about Grace ‘Nonny’ Fontenot-sadly Gator is no where to be seen. We are introduced to Bellisia’s friend, a war veteran named Donny, and her ‘handlers’ Adam and Gerald whose own Ghostwalker DNA may be a cause for concern. The requisite evil comes with many names and faces including Violet Smythe and a Chinese businessman named Cheng angling for the Ghostwalker technology. If only by way of mention there are a number of female Ghostwalkers waiting for rescue: Zara, Shylah, Scarlett, Blue, Cat and Amaryllis-I am suspecting these ladies will be matched with several members of Team 4.

    Unlike some of the other installments in the series, there is a large amount of military jargon and technical information as it pertains to a rescue mission in Indonesia, and Ezekiel’s Navy SEALs although it does not interfere with the understanding or enjoyment of the story line.

    POWER GAME is a story of action, suspense, betrayal and revenge. The slow building romance is almost secondary to the overall plot but the relationship is dramatic and captivating none-the-less. The premise is engaging and entertaining; the characters are colorful, animated and inspiring; the romance is passionate and sensual. POWER GAME is a thrilling and powerful return to the original Christine Feehan brand of paranormal romance.

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  • Julia's Book Haven
    Feb 03, 2017

    *4.5 Stars*

    Sorry but this book surprised me so much I'm not sure how else to express it. Its no secret that the last few Feehan books have not worked for me. Something had just drastically changed with her writing style and I was just not feeling it at all. But still I've read every thing she's written, I've invested a lot of time into these series's and characters so I decided to give this one a go. And I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It very much fe

    *4.5 Stars*

    Sorry but this book surprised me so much I'm not sure how else to express it. Its no secret that the last few Feehan books have not worked for me. Something had just drastically changed with her writing style and I was just not feeling it at all. But still I've read every thing she's written, I've invested a lot of time into these series's and characters so I decided to give this one a go. And I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It very much felt like Feehan has been listening to her readers and realized whatever changes she made with her writing wasn't working and adjusted or maybe she is just experimenting with different writing styles, I don't know but I do know that this one was a big hit for me.

    Bella and Ezekiel were adorable and I loved how their relationship developed. They really felt like they were perfect for each other. Ezekiel was the typical alpha male but he had a soft gooey centre. And Bella was really cool, I thought her enchantments were really interesting. I know some people don't like the animal enchantments but I think they're pretty cool. Bella's octopus being my favourite so far.

    All the supporting characters were great, I especially loved all the scenes with the triples and of course Nonny and her match making ways.

    After this one I am really looking forward to the next Ghostwalker book, I really hope its Joe's because he needs some happy. Recommend this one to anyone who loves the series its a great edition and if you were unsure after some of the last books I recommend it even more cause it will bring back your love for the series.

  • Joan
    Jan 04, 2017

    Power Game is the thirteenth installment in Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker books, the action-packed series that follows the lives of enhanced men and women who were used as experiments by a brilliant yet sociopathic scientist, Peter Whitney, whose goal is to deliver enhanced soldiers for the government. The story opens with the heroine, Bellisia, in China on a fact-finding undercover mission for Dr. Whitney when her cover is blown and she finds herself in a desperate situation. After a harrowing

    Power Game is the thirteenth installment in Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalker books, the action-packed series that follows the lives of enhanced men and women who were used as experiments by a brilliant yet sociopathic scientist, Peter Whitney, whose goal is to deliver enhanced soldiers for the government. The story opens with the heroine, Bellisia, in China on a fact-finding undercover mission for Dr. Whitney when her cover is blown and she finds herself in a desperate situation. After a harrowing ordeal, Bellisia manages to escape her potential captors as well as extricate herself from Whitney’s handlers and make her way to warn the Team Four members in Louisiana who have been sold out by Violet and targeted for extermination.

    Bellisia is not only powerful in her enhancements but she is smart and savvy as well. Upon arriving in Louisiana and confronting Team Four, she lands a job as a waitress and watches the group, mainly from her place of safety, in the river. During her observation, she comes to observe Ezekiel and is taken with his gentle attentiveness to the three little Fontenot girls as well as his protective persona. Upon Nonny’s intuition Ezekiel goes into town to pick up spies and he meets Bellisia waiting tables. From this point forward, the relationship between these two developed at a slow but steady pace.

    Despite the fact that she longs for a family and community to belong to, Bella makes it clear to Ezekiel that she is able defend herself aggressively, “You get that I’m not someone who needs protection.” And while Ezekiel is absolutely an over-protective alpha male, he acknowledges her feelings and strengths, “Of course you do, we all do. I expect you to stand with me every single time. Have my back when I need it and you should expect the same from me.” I love this couple! They are equitably in tune with each other in strength and respect for the other’s gifts. They both had very sad childhoods; Bellisia was a throw away orphan and bought by Dr. Whitney as an infant for his experiments. Ezekiel was the eldest of three young brothers whom he ended up rescuing from being sold to a pedophile by their crack-addicted mother. Finding each other as adults was a blessing to Bella and Ezekiel; despite being chemically paired by Dr. Whitney, they found a natural emotional bond to each other.

    I also loved that Bellesia never forgot her “sisters” still trapped in Whitney’s clutches. She implored Ezekiel and his team to help her find and free her captive sisters…Zara, Shylah, Scarlett, Blue, Cat and Amaryllis. The inhumane treatment of these brave, resilient young women drives home the terrible betrayal of Violet, now a U.S. senator with her eye on the presidency via murder, deception, and assassination. Violet despises the other Ghostwalker women with reptile and insect enhancements and she’s determine to destroy them, including the little girls. Violet is as just a sociopath as Dr. Whitney, she has no redeeming qualities and I hope that Joe comes to realize that fact.

    Another bonus to this story were the secondary characters who have enriched this team and provided the story balance with a sense of family and community. The new character, Donny, an older man and recluse was a true hero in his own right and I hope that Donny becomes a regular fixture in the Fontenot cadre. The triplets are just adorable, especially now that they are thriving under the loving care of Nonny and all the other protective adults. During the scene with the cooking lesson, the scene was so descriptive that I could smell the gumbo cooking and feel the laughter and love coming from Nonny’s kitchen. The girls took to Bellisia right away and Cannelle, the shyest triplet, even offered to “help” Bella “to remember to wear shoes” because Nonny had said that going barefoot was not good while in the swamp. Sigh. I felt like I was sitting right there on the porch with the family.

    Power Game was a spectacular read and aligns perfectly with the action and community building storyline of the Ghostwalker series. Inasmuch as I have already pre-ordered the hardback copy, I was honored to have received an advanced reading copy and proud to review this outstanding book. For followers of the series Power Game is an excellent addition to the story and for someone reading starting with Power Game this book will peak your curiosity to read the rest of the series to learn more about this exciting world. Bravo to Ms. Feehan for delivering another powerful Ghostwalker novel.

  • Kim
    Dec 21, 2016

    Stories in the swamp compound of the new Ghostwalkers continue as Ezekial "Zeke" Fortunes finds his mate. He is the ultimate protector--always has been for his younger brothers, and now he is for Nonny, Pepper, the triplets, Cayenne, and his team mates. He has wanted more for is own life and felt a void, but never through he would find someone or really deserved it. He has his secrets and is known as a strong soldier, hunter, and protector...and very few see his vulnerable side or know the power

    Stories in the swamp compound of the new Ghostwalkers continue as Ezekial "Zeke" Fortunes finds his mate. He is the ultimate protector--always has been for his younger brothers, and now he is for Nonny, Pepper, the triplets, Cayenne, and his team mates. He has wanted more for is own life and felt a void, but never through he would find someone or really deserved it. He has his secrets and is known as a strong soldier, hunter, and protector...and very few see his vulnerable side or know the power that he is truly capable of.

    One sniff and sight was all it took for Zeke to be enthralled with Bellisia Adams. He did not know that she was destined to save him in more ways than one. She's also engineered with special capabilities, but has lived a very different life. Her abilities were kind of awesome and fascinating. She was likable and in some ways vulnerable, but she can also just as dangerous as the other other women.

    Can they learn to trust each other enough to explore their attraction? It's a dangerous game.

    Their swamp fortress is coming into more and more danger with some new players eager for information and the power and money it brings. It's not just Whitney that is a threat anymore.

    I love the characters and how they have formed this tight family unit at the compound. I adore Nonny and the triplets and like the team. But the last few books with the new Ghostwalker team in some ways feel a bit repetitive (maybe because so much is centered around swamp now and the women are different yet have some common history) and within the story itself it seems like back stories or details get repeated pretty often. It helps us not forget, but sometimes it makes the story drag a bit.

    I do like the differences in the characters, their abilities, and especially the DNA mixes. I still find myself addicted to these Ghostwalkers and their mates. I found both Zeke and Bellisia likeable and I was more connected with them than the couple in the last book. This one has plenty of action, surprises, and steamy scenes. But it also has that sense of camaraderie, family, and humor as well. Their group is growing and it takes more team work to keep them all safe. It's a love story mixed in with action, suspense, and betrayal. There are some definite power moves and plot changes in this one. There are plenty more Ghostwalkers with stories to tell. I am looking forward especially to Joe, Mordichai, and Malichai.

    I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Dianne
    Dec 26, 2016

    Terrorists have taken hostages in Indonesia and GhostWalker, super soldier Zeke Fortunes will lead the rescue team. His enhanced abilities make him a one man army, but they never prepared him for Bellisia, a genetically altered super spy who has never met a man who didn’t want her for her abilities. In a world filled with death, deceit, greed and corruption these two will discover that in rescuing one of them, the other will find what has been missing all along. No super being is an island and l

    Terrorists have taken hostages in Indonesia and GhostWalker, super soldier Zeke Fortunes will lead the rescue team. His enhanced abilities make him a one man army, but they never prepared him for Bellisia, a genetically altered super spy who has never met a man who didn’t want her for her abilities. In a world filled with death, deceit, greed and corruption these two will discover that in rescuing one of them, the other will find what has been missing all along. No super being is an island and love can be the bridge to find happiness, if they survive the hell and chaos they have been tossed into.

    Christine Feehan once again brings her best to the table with

    , a standalone read from the GhostWalker series. Filled with her signature suspense, over-the-top characters and dark evil, once again, she brings it all together in full color glory!

    Bellisia is a powerful being, fierce, loyal and unafraid to jump into the middle of the fray, yet she still maintains an air of openness that makes her so likable. Zeke is everything she could want in an ally, a friend and a lover, but survival is the name of the game and it’s time to shift the power to the good guys! Hang on tight for this one, Christine Feehan is taking no prisoners!

    I received this copy from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.

    Series: GhostWalkers - Book 13

    Publisher: Berkley (January 24, 2017)

    ISBN 9780399583919

    Genre: Supernatural Suspense

    Print Length: 400 pages

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  • Beth
    Nov 26, 2016

    Bellisia is a prisoner to Whitney’s powerfully enhanced team. When the opportunity arises for her to escape, she takes it. Overhearing Violet’s plot against the Fontenot girls and the Louisiana family, Bellisia heads to Louisiana. She hangs out in the swamp to observe and protect, eventually getting entranced by the clan that surrounds Nonny. Bellisia goes so far as to protect them from an attack that brings her presence known Ezekiel and his team.

    Ezekiel recognizes Bellisia for what she is…his

    Bellisia is a prisoner to Whitney’s powerfully enhanced team. When the opportunity arises for her to escape, she takes it. Overhearing Violet’s plot against the Fontenot girls and the Louisiana family, Bellisia heads to Louisiana. She hangs out in the swamp to observe and protect, eventually getting entranced by the clan that surrounds Nonny. Bellisia goes so far as to protect them from an attack that brings her presence known Ezekiel and his team.

    Ezekiel recognizes Bellisia for what she is…his perfect match.

    The girls instantly understand Bellisia and her trouble trying to connect to the world outside Whitney's prison's walls.

    has reinforced the community bonds and what has made me love this series.

    I have to admit I was concerned with the past few alpha males and their over-the-top “asshatness”. (Yes, that is my made up word, but it is fitting). Ezekiel is tough but he puts everything into keeping Bella safe, comfortable and a partner while balancing his alpha tendencies.

    Strong and Sexy, this is what I love about the genius storytelling that is Christine Feehan. Her ability to make enigmatic and compelling paranormal characters jump off the pages and into your heart, like they were your friends or neighbors who live next door, which in turn brings

    to life. Bottomline, Feehan is a master at weaving a tales that entraps the reader into the fictitious imaginings.

    I received this ARC copy of

    from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for a honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication January 24, 2017.

    My Rating: 5 Stars

    Written by: Christine Feehan

    Series: GhostWalker Novel

    Sequence in Series: Book 13

    Hardcover: 400 pages

    Publisher: Berkley

    Publication Date: January 24, 2017

    ISBN-10: 0399583912

    ISBN-13: 978-0399583919

    Genre: Paranormal Romance | Scifi

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  • Marta Cox
    Jan 21, 2017

    Like many readers I started with this authors Dark Carpathian books but quickly discovered her more suspense based GhostWalkers . It's been an eventful journey with characters that if honest at times I've struggled with. This author seems to have a preponderance of very demanding males as her lead characters and unfortunately that often means very long, drawn out and intense intimate scenes. I'm all for a little love but do realise that it's the story and plot that really needs to grip the reade

    Like many readers I started with this authors Dark Carpathian books but quickly discovered her more suspense based GhostWalkers . It's been an eventful journey with characters that if honest at times I've struggled with. This author seems to have a preponderance of very demanding males as her lead characters and unfortunately that often means very long, drawn out and intense intimate scenes. I'm all for a little love but do realise that it's the story and plot that really needs to grip the reader . So I'm over the moon to reassure anyone considering reading this book that not only is there a huge turning point in the overall story arc but our two main characters are full of surprises .

    So surprise number one is Ezekiel , doctor, brother, bad tempered and yet strong without being overpowering . Such a delight to see him being the one in charge whilst at the same time realising that this man has such a gentle side . He knows what he wants but has the patience to coax and wait, plus seeing him interact with other characters really makes him more than one dimensional.

    Our leading lady is Bellisia, a character with an ability we've previously seen but this time the source is a revelation . If frank I wasn't sure initially about the abilities the author has imbued her more recent female characters with but it works beautifully here to give Bellisia DNA that was truly a huge surprise and fascinating to boot! She is so likeable , practical and yet giving . Although don't think Bellisia isn't deadly because she might be small but she's one mighty tough cookie!

    Set in the swamps we are yet again safely in the home of the Fontenot family and the irascible Nonny is very much front and centre adding a warmth to the book. I love the way she's taken her grandsons friends into her heart and home and her presence somehow grounds the story. Admittedly it's not as playful as Night Game featuring the naughty Gator Fontenot but this story is possibly one of my favourites in this series. This had a lovely sweet romance whilst at the same time gave this reader an action packed ride that I can't recommend enough . The GhostWalkers are back and it's simply fabulous!

    A copy of this was provided for me which I have voluntarily read and these comments are my own honest opinion

  • Varied Books
    Jan 05, 2017

    3.75 "Happy that CF hasn't forgotten how to write an Alpha H who isn't an effing asshole toward the h" stars

    Random thoughts

    There were so many things I liked about this but other parts were meh

    I loved the H/h. Both had awesome personalities. H was NOT an asshole. He was not emotionally abusive like Wyatt from viper game. He put the h first. He was j/p & protective. He cared that she was upset.

    The h was not only about pleasing her man & sacrificing herself. She was not tstl or a bitch.

    I

    3.75 "Happy that CF hasn't forgotten how to write an Alpha H who isn't an effing asshole toward the h" stars

    Random thoughts

    There were so many things I liked about this but other parts were meh

    I loved the H/h. Both had awesome personalities. H was NOT an asshole. He was not emotionally abusive like Wyatt from viper game. He put the h first. He was j/p & protective. He cared that she was upset.

    The h was not only about pleasing her man & sacrificing herself. She was not tstl or a bitch.

    I wish the sex scenes had more intensity. I loved the sex in spider Game. H/h didn't have sex until the 60% mark.

    CF still writes awesome action scenes

    I wanted more page time between the H/h. I wanted more time between them because I loved their emotional connection.

    I am completely over the boring cooking lessons Nonny has with the women. There was too much focus on the back story of the other ghostwalkers. This was told from their perspective. It was filler b/c yet again we will learn their story in their own upcoming book.

    Huge continuity error from spider game to this. CF forgot at the end of Spider Game

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    LMAO that the publishers charging $13.99 for an ebook. I'll borrow this from my library. And why the hell is the book being released as a hardback & not in PB. Shaking my head because it makes no sense.

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    Jan 30, 2017

    Allright, we are now at book #13 in Christine Feehan's GhostWalkers Series with her latest, Power Game. You probably wondering my confused "look"........let me explain!!!

    This series started off with soldiers that were enhanced with super powers, then progressed to enhancements mixing human DNA with animal DNA....and young girls who were used as experiments by the madman scientist, Peter Whitney....we now have human DNA mixed with spiders/snakes....and now, the heroine, Bellisia with octopus DN

    Allright, we are now at book #13 in Christine Feehan's GhostWalkers Series with her latest, Power Game. You probably wondering my confused "look"........let me explain!!!

    This series started off with soldiers that were enhanced with super powers, then progressed to enhancements mixing human DNA with animal DNA....and young girls who were used as experiments by the madman scientist, Peter Whitney....we now have human DNA mixed with spiders/snakes....and now, the heroine, Bellisia with octopus DNA!!! Hell, what next!!!

    So, Bellisia aka Bella and Ezekiel aka Zeke's story is a bit better than the last few books I have read by CF.

    What made it work for me:

    Bella.....I like her....she was such an engaging and lovable character....wanting to find love in her life!! Her interactions between the GhostWalkers was really endearing......the family vibe was great - and the scenes, especially the cooking lessons with Nonny were funny and cute.

    I also liked Ezekiel.........he wasn't a sexist and controlling ass@$#le...He was caring and giving towards Bella which was something better than some of the male characters in this series.

    Secondary characters.......wow, the triplets.......totally captivating!!! I adored these three little girls....

    Whilst I liked this book more than the previous two or three, it still didn't "rock" my world. I find that there is a lot of repetition....I want to taste you...I want you....Open up for me!!!!!

    I feel something is missing in this series...can't put my finger on what exactly.........it needs an injection of something or other....but whatever it is.......unless it happens...I am not sure if I will continue reading this series.

  • Give Me Books
    Feb 19, 2017

    Paranormal romance like no other!

    I’m an uber-fan of this author from way back. From Dark to Shadow, each series had me from the first page of the first book. For some reason, this series wasn’t quite like that. I don’t know if the premise of the story – genetical engineering introducing some very different shifter-types – caught me off-guard but I didn’t fall in love with the books right away. I wanted to crazy love them. I wanted to fall head over heels for the characters and the stories as I h

    Paranormal romance like no other!

    I’m an uber-fan of this author from way back. From Dark to Shadow, each series had me from the first page of the first book. For some reason, this series wasn’t quite like that. I don’t know if the premise of the story – genetical engineering introducing some very different shifter-types – caught me off-guard but I didn’t fall in love with the books right away. I wanted to crazy love them. I wanted to fall head over heels for the characters and the stories as I had done before. Something held me back. I LIKED the series. A LOT! The stories are well-written with paranormal, suspense, military and romance meshed in equal, delicious balance. The characters were strong and compelling, unique and interesting. I don’t know what phantom element was missing but this story, THIS story, had it in spades!

    Bellisia…

    Ezekial…

    Bellisia was a spy. A very good one. She was smart and stayed ahead by always watching, waiting, deliberating before her next move. That is how she stayed alive for so long. Weary, when she meets Ezekial and those around him, she yearns for something she only had glimpses of… Love. Family….

    Ezekial was a soldier who endured his own version of physical enhancements and is so much more than what he shows to the world. He is strong and powerful yet he is different with his family. His way with Nonny and the children is enough to prod anyone’s ovaries into dancing a jig. I wasn’t surprised at his protectiveness or loyalty but the gentleness completely disarmed me.

    The mistrust on both sides was enough to fill two boatloads yet the connection they had was mesmerizing. Lives were at stake, his family was at stake and the enemy could be everywhere. Be anyone. Not exactly a relationship starter but setting the stage for a relationship that was going to be challenged and questioned from the start…

    There is action and danger around every corner with love and emotion surrounding every scene. Heart-aching, sweet and sexy emotion… I didn’t want this story to finish but it certainly renewed my interest in this series and I can’t wait to start right back at the beginning! -Diane, 5 stars