This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Samhain Publishing
Released on March 3, 2009
Mackenzie Brooks is on the run from a deranged boyfriend stalker and his thugs. They will do anything to get her, even kill. Holed up in New Orleans, Mackenzie makes friends with the owner of the bar she works at, but still tries to keep her distance as she doesn’t want anyone else to be hurt.
Jackson Holt is a private investigator in New Orleans, a hive for magical beings. A wizard in his own right. His friend and bar owner is a shifter and senses that Mackenzie is one as well. She asks Jackson to check her out as she suspects something is wrong about the situation.
Jackson and Mackenzie meet when Jackson follows her home after a shift at the bar and he can’t let her go back to the hotel in which she is hiding. Taking her back to the bar, they are soon confronted by Mackenzie’s stalkers and are instantly on the run. Now Mackenzie must confront that there really are shifters and magicians in the world where she thought everything was black and white. Still, there is one piece she needs to face. She is a very rare shifter and that is why she is being hunted.
This was the first book I had read of the writing team that is Moira Rogers. I didn’t know what to expect, but I grew to like the world they created. This book though, left me wanting something I could not quite pin down. There wasn’t any real struggle in falling in love. They just seemed to do it pretty naturally. Jackson even at one point risks his own life an others lives just to save Mackenzie. At that point there had not been any grand love affair and I only felt they had a mild attraction to each other.
Getting past the blah kind of love affair I felt they had, the other characters really interested me more….like Alec…well like Alec…Alec I say. It wasn’t that I didn’t like these characters, I just didn’t feel a lot of interest in them nor did I feel any great love between them.
There is also the element of politics in this book and the others in the series. I really don’t like reading about too much politics…I go to romance books to get away from that reality and don’t want to deal with it when I am trying to get my fantasy on.
Besides that, it was just an ok book. Not sensational. Not bad. Just ok.