Sunday, 1 May 2011
Review: Predatory Game - Christine Feehan
But Saber has been on the run a long time, and Jess may be in a wheel-chair, but he's also a GhostWalker. Both of their pasts are about to collide in the present when secrets they're hiding get uncovered, and both must deal with betrayal before they're free to find a future together.
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Saber has been in hiding and on the run for a long time trying to stay out of the clutches of Dr Whitney. She has been living with Jesse for nearly a year but although she has started to have feelings for him she knows she should be moving on again soon if she wants to stay safe. Jesse is a GhostWalker who was injured on a job and now works in the background unable to go on missions in his wheelchair. He knew Saber was on the run but assumed it was from a violent husband, neither of them had the slightest idea of the other's GhostWalker abilities. When they start to realise each other's powers they are both immediately suspicious thinking the other is out to capture them. In the months they have spent together they may have both started to develop feelings towards each other but can they put their suspicions to one side long for enough to learn to trust each other?
Predatory Game is the sixth book in the GhostWalker series and although the romance between Saber and Jesse makes it a standalone story I would highly recommend reading the series in order. If you start with this book you'll miss a lot of the background story surrounding the GhostWalkers and their abilities not to mention the conspiracy against them that they are only just beginning to get to the depths of. I suspect that Dr Whitney has a lot more surprises up his sleeve and I can't wait to see how things play out in the rest of the books. Although this is a paranormal romance series I would definitely also class it as a thriller as there is plenty of action going on alongside the romance.
One of the things I love most about this series is that although the heroes definitely have an inbuilt need to protect their heroines the heroines are anything but damsels in distress. In fact they all have abilities that make them formidable in their own rights and Saber probably has the most dangerous powers of any of them so far. I don't want to spoil anything for you by telling you what her abilities are so you'll have to read the story to find out so I'll just say I really enjoyed seeing what she was capable of. I also loved the fact that she wanted to protect Jesse and was willing to put herself in danger to do so.
Jesse may be in a wheelchair but he is dangerous in his own right, his GhostWalker abilities make him far from helpless and as an ex Navy Seal he certainly has the killer instinct. He is tough and protective but at times he could be incredibly sweet and I'd dare any woman to resist him. I thought they made a perfect couple and was routing for Jesse to break down Saber's defences.
The ongoing story of the GhostWalkers has me hooked and I can't wait to pick up the next book in the series. Christine Feehan has created a terrifyingly brilliant but completely insane villain and I have no idea how they are going to be able to stop him. I'm also fascinated by the various abilities the GhostWalkers all have and am curious to see what else she will throw at us in future books. If you haven't started reading this series yet get hold of a copy of Shadow Game asap - you won't regret it!
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I hadn't heard of this series before but I will look out for them now. I have read some of Christine Feehan's Carpathian novels before. They're a definite adult read - a bit more 'racey'. But quite interesting at first and the romances quite enjoyable.ReplyDelete