Sasha Trudeau knows all about working beneath the shadows, back-alley deals, and things that go bump in the night. She also knows that the world is unaware of the existence of the paranormal—and that the government would like to keep it that way.
As a highly trained Special Ops soldier, Sasha and her team are an elite group of individuals who are survivors of werewolf attacks, now trained to be loyal to only to each other and their government. But when she returns from a solo mission, she finds that her team has mysteriously gone missing. Shocking government conspiracies, double-dealing vampires, and a host of stunning revelations about who—and what—she really is are only just the beginning…
I really ended up enjoying this book a lot. It was touch and go in the beginning for me because there was so much technical and military jargon that I just didn’t completely grasp it all. The info dumping was a bit frustrating, but once you read past all of that the story is compelling and the characters are quite engaging.
When special ops soldier Sasha Trudeau learns her whole team has been wiped out, she goes searching for clues and finds a man who can shed light on who and what she is. Max Hunter has been searching for Sasha for a long time and revels in the fact that she has no prejudices against him. Together the two explore the world of the shadow wolf and investigate to find out whose trying to use bad blood to create a super soldier and living weapon.
Beyond the background info, I was totally swept up into this novel and really loved getting to know the characters and loved the atmosphere and environment of the book. The author did an excellent job of introducing the world of special ops agents, and the mysterious shadow-wolves. How I’d love to be a shadow wolf! The experience was beyond exhilarating and it made me feel a bit free and uninhibited while reading.
Sasha was a fearless and strong female lead. She was such a kick-ass heroine and could hold her own beside her equally kick-ass counterpart Max Hunter. The relationship between the two was so fast and frenzied, but completely believable and appropriate. I love Hunter teaching Sasha about herself, and his fierce, yet patient and kind nature. Despite being a powerful wolf, Hunter was still damaged and vulnerable. The relationship between him and Sasha was raw, and primal, and beautiful.
Sasha and Max epitomized the power and strength of the shadow wolf, and the sensuousness was sometimes overwhelming in a good way. The action was crazy and breath taking, and an amazing adrenaline rush! I do love me a good werewolf book and this one was an awesome read for me. I’ll definitely be reading the rest in this series!
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