Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Shadow Strike

Author Dianne Duvall
Format e-ARC
Print Length 320 pages
Publisher Zebra
Published August 25, 2015

The Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...

My Opinion

Holy heck Heather is one tough human. She has been dreaming for the past year of sitting outside and being attacked by vampires at exactly the same time every night. Instead of oh I don’t know staying inside and not going outside at that time. She finds the field that she is suppose to be attack in, then this tough chick goes and sits there night after night. This is suppose to make her feel not crazy- honey please! Going there and trying to fulfill this destiny is cray-cray. Granted the dream does have a hot immortal guardian in it, Ethan.

Ethan is surprised at Heather’s reaction to him after the attack. She is actually worried for him and patches him up. Being cared for is something he has been lacking in so the last hundred years. This of course makes his heart go pitter patter. Not only that but he realizes that Heather is a gifted one- she can read minds. Instead of hiding from her gift, she fashions it with a pretty name and actually gets national recognition for her ability. Not the mind reading, she has everyone and the military convinced that she is watching body language instead to be a human lie detector. Pretty ingenious if you ask me.

There has been another super vamp attack, and the Immortal Guardians are on top of it. Unfortunately, so is Heather’s daddy, who just so happens to be a General. When more military bases are attacked though the General calls in Heather to help with the investigation. This will also call in the Immortal Guardians.

The chemistry between Heather and Ethan is genuine. Heather is very straight forward in the fact that she thinks everything that is going on is weird. Ethan is very honest about his reaction to her and what he is hoping for. Both are protective of each other. The only part of the book I didn’t like is when Heather tells him she is not the type of gal to get with a guy without knowing them for a LONG time. Yeah, you can guess what happened.

Shadow Strike is a fabulous addition to the Immortal Guardian series. I loved that the author gives us glimpses into the lives of the previous couples. I enjoy how entwined everyone’s lives are. If you are looking for a paranormal romance that will knock your socks off this is the story for you.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “One man’s insanity is another man’s profit.”

Other People

Chris- human go to guy for the Immortal Ones
Seth- Immortal Guardians leader
Lisette- Ethan’s mentor

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