Genres: Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi Romance
Released on September 4, 2017
A woman and her son hiding, always running, looking for answers to the inexplicable… oh yes, please, right here. New to me author brings a riveting story of sci-fi romantic suspense!
Identity is the third release in the Smoke and Mirrors series. Written as a serial, though one can also grab the completed version which is what I read and reads like a novel-style book. It read just fine as a standalone or out of order. I’m guessing from what I noted about the earlier books that the gifted characters and the source of their gift is what the series has in common.
So, Skye Hunter, the heroine, blazes onto the page as this determined, hard, mistrustful woman who will push as hard has she has to to get answers and keep her son safe even if it means stepping over the line to be as ruthless as her enemies. David Bishop, the hero, is the wildcard in much of the story. Is he or isn’t he? But then, again, he wonders the same about the bristling, no give blackmailing Skye who brings deadly danger in her wake and forces him to look at his own past.
This story is a well-written suspense in that there are is a well-constructed, complex plot going on and the suspense is balanced with the romance, even with the suspense edging out the romance development. I enjoyed how the sci-fi was woven into the story. It was there and even at the heart of the mystery, but it didn’t overshadow the mystery or the characters.
Skye is not an easy to like character, but she grew on me. At first, she just smashes her way through David’s life like he owes her his trust and answers. I get it. Desperate times and all, but she was so smash-happy that she stalled things out rather than helping her own cause. She was so worked up about being cool, calm, and in control and tight with the intel, but yet she expected David to just roll over and trust her. It was an interesting dynamic. David gave as good as he got and frustrated her, but also shook her up enough that she figured out she had to rein it in and treat him differently.
In summary, I read this one quickly and was left well-satisfied with this tension-filled tale. I would love to pursue a story with the mysterious Logan who cropped up a few times and go back for others from the same world. Romantic suspense with a twist of sci-fi was a hit for me and I can definitely recommend it.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read the book in exchange for an honest review.
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