My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received this one direct from the publisher and boy was I glad I did!
NANCY GIDEON CONTINUES HER COMPELLING, SENSUAL NEW SERIES WITH A SEDUCTIVE TALE OF FORBIDDEN ALLEGIANCE AND REDISCOVERED LOVE.
Susanna Duchamps came to New Orleans to settle a debt and to temporarily escape the controlled constraints of her life among the Chosen. What she finds is an opportunity to make miraculous strides with her research into Shifter genetics . . . and an unexpected, but never forgotten, man from her complicated past.
Shifter club owner Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of a former life, he longs for the mate he lost . . . until the enticingly familiar presence of a mysterious stranger from the north ignites a primal, nearly uncontrollable need to release the untamed beast inside him.
Their last chance.
Susanna dares not tell Jacques it was she who sacrificed his past and her future years ago, to protect him and the secret she carried. But her arrival in New Orleans comes with consequences. When a bloody confrontation erupts between their enemy clans, will she betray her lover once again—or throw her own life on the line so they can finish what they started?
Seeker of Shadows had everything a good Urban fantasy should; shifters, danger & romance. Now truthfully there wasn't a whole lot of shifting going on. I have to say I enjoyed the way Gideon presented the powers of the shifters. They seemed more like seamless changes, as if we were dealing with the different abilities of one individual as opposed to people who are fighting their beast half. I'm honestly still not quite sure what the Chosen are. Super intelligent and mostly unemotional I guess they are the Vulcans of Earth, so to speak.
As the story starts out we find ourselves in a shifter bar where the main character feels very uncomfortable. Her race have been taught that shifters are stupid and over come by their emotions. Obviously this would make anyone a little cautious at first. But Susanna isn't totally what she seems and is able to look past the stereotypes and try to help those who she was brought up to look down upon.
I have to say I really loved this book. I was sucked in by the end of the first chapter and ended up reading the whole thing in one day. The characters were amazingly done. The type that really stick with you even after you close the book. Jacques is a raw yet caring man. Trying to do right by those who have helped him and also those who turn to him for help. Susanna is struggling with her own emotions, struggling to decide if it is better to give in or stay true to her race.
If your looking for a fast paced novel check this one out.
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