Betrayed by Shadows by Nancy Gideon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was worried at the start of this book that I wasn't going to like it as much as the rest of the series. The main character Brigit is just not the lovable type. After all it was her boyfriend who tried to kill Max. Luckily that guy was not all that smart and Max got away with just a few minor injuries. But have faith fellow readers because Nancy Gideon has outdone herself on this one.
A good man drowning in bad deeds . . .
Balancing a criminal empire and a preternatural clan war, reluctant front man Giles St. Clair doesn't need a problem like Brigit MacCreedy . . . How much trouble can the head-strong and manipulative Shifter beauty get into in two weeks? Plenty when her schemes range from kidnapping to fleeing the retribution of her dead lover's clan.
A bad girl denying a good heart . . .
With her family's lives on the line, Brigit is willing to do whatever it takes to save them. The only thing standing in her way is an immovable stone wall of a man she can't bully or beguile . . . a human, no less, who has promised to protect her from the secrets and dangers she conceals.
Caught in a battle they can't win . . .
Risking her own safety gets complicated when an honorable and annoyingly desirable man puts himself between her and her powerful enemies in Book 7 of the "By Moonlight" series.
It takes an excellent writer to take a semi villain, or at least a major annoyance, and turn them into a character you truly care about.
Of course I should mention that Giles is lovable from the start. Loyal to a fault he is the kind of man everyone needs in their corner. He is even to look past all of his coworkers more interesting traits, seeing as they are all shifters.
For those of you really concerened with how Max is doing I will tell you we get a peak or two into that. I'd love to read more about my favorite shifter in upcoming books. Overall this was a fantastic novel. The kind I stayed up far too late on a work night because I just couldn't put it down. Its easy to see why Nancy Gideon has made it into my list of favorite authors!