Author: L.A. Banks
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Release date: April 2008
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…
This book has tons of potential: Special Ops, hunky men, kick-ass heroine, supernatural world, werewolves and so much more. The paranormal twists were unique and engaging. I enjoyed the touch of military. I loved the pack mentality between Sasha’s crew. And whoo, baby, what a crew!
But I didn’t drop into this book as I normally do when reading. The transitions between scenes in the first half of the book was a bit jarring. It seemed that every person she ran into had a bit of her past. It took away from the action. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Hunter and Sasha’s past, just not all at once and such large chunks.
The pacing picked up some in the second half, the danger increased with each chapter, and so did the heartbreak. Although I liked both characters, I didn’t fall in love with either of them. Something about the way Hunter was described put me off him a bit…too young-ish, too boyish…something. So although I enjoyed the story, the writing itself didn’t move me. At the end, I could give or take the next book. Well, until I read the sneak-peak. I got hooked and hooked hard. Must find out what happens next!