JenRen’s Review of Enslaved in Shadows – Tigris Eden
Author: Tigris Eden Title: Enslaved in Shadows – Shadow Unit #1 Published: June 18th, 2012 Publisher:JenRen’s Review of Enslaved in Shadows – Tigris Eden
Author: Tigris Eden Title: Enslaved in Shadows – Shadow Unit #1 Published: June 18th, 2012 Publisher: BookRhythm ISBN: 9780985636
A man's Past leads to his Future......
Agent Stone of the Shadow Unit's job is simple, most days. Work in the Shadows, police his own Kind.
When an unwanted assignment turns out to be his darkest fantasy from the past, Draven can't help but be conflicted by the memories of the past and his responsibilities in the future. But his decision has been made.
The Heart of a woman is Tested........
Jes can't let the tall dark agent back into her life. How can she trust any man after what she's endured? Years of abuse have broken her down and she doesn't have room for more. The man she turns to for help hasn't abused her physically but he's tormented her emotionally. A past betrayal left her scarred, but also brought her life.
Can she accept him into her heart and trust him again?
One will survive and adapt, the other will realize hearts can be mended even if it’s a bit too late.
The road to forgiveness sometimes only brings more pain. Unexpected events set their lives on two separate tracks leading to one outcome. Lives will be changed and an emotional battle to save their souls will leave them both trapped and enslaved in their need for one another.
***5 Stars*** A WICKED RIDE FULL OF HEAT AND ACTION – IT WILL LEAVE YOU PANTING FOR MORE – THIS DEBUT BOOK IS BEAST!
Enslaved in Shadows begins on a sunny, sultry day in Belmopan, Belize. Jesminda (Jes) and her bestie Belinda (Bells) are enjoying a much deserved vacation. Jes has plans of letting her wild side out to play; she is sooo by the book – she’s tired of the constant monologue of her mothers’ voice in her head… “a proper lady acts like this” “a proper lady wouldn’t do that”…
Jes and Bells are at a bar having drinks, just taking in the atmosphere. There are several people in the bar and on the beach, but nothing compared to what there will be when Carnival begins. Every year Belmopan holds and Erotic Carnival, where anything and everything goes. Jes is looking forward to her opportunity to let loose.
Suddenly Jes’ body is humming, she looks across the bar and there sits a PRIME slice of man. As her eyes take him all in, she wants nothing more than to hop on and take him for a ride… Just as Jes thinks she’s going to combust, the walking orgasm turns and leaves the bar…without so much as a hello!
Bells tuned in to what was happening, and suggests they go hang on the beach and soak up some sun… They scope out a spot on the beach and settle in for a relaxing afternoon, before going to go Odessa’s later. Odessa’s is the dance club to hit on the island.
Dressed for trouble and looking to find it, Jes and Bells head out for the night. After a few drinks, letting the music take control, Jes heads to the dance floor. After a couple of songs, she feels hands wrap around her and take her towards the shadows. She’s not afraid, as her body recognizes who has her.
Jes tries to turn around, she wants to see this man who enflames her body; she wants to know more about him. He stops her from turning around, and also from speaking….he says “no names.” Jes thinks this is weird, but rolls with it – because there is no way she is ending this night without having this man!
As touches ignite, kisses smolder, and their bodies strain for one another – Jes has momentary doubts…she isn’t sure that she’s cut out for a one nighter only.
Which will win out – Jes’ head or her body? And if her body wins, can her heart take it?
……… 5 years later...
Jes is on the run and her life is a mess. She needs protection and is also a key to helping solve an ongoing case. She turns to the Shadow Unit for help and protection, but she gets more than she bargained for in seeking them out…
Will Jes be able to overcome her issues and work with the Unit, or will she just keep running – forever?
**** Enslaved in Shadows kept me up reading, long into the night; I couldn’t put the book down! Around every corner, I had to know what was going to happen next…and the sex scenes scorched the screen of my Kindle!
Tigris Eden has created characters that are enigmatic, mysterious, intriguing, and lets be honest – Smokin’ HAWT! Every member of the Shadow Unit has something unique about them, and Ms. Eden gave us just enough of a taste to keep us hungry.
I am very much looking forward to Burned in Shadows, the 2nd book in the Shadow Unit Series…I want it in my damn hands RIGHT NOW…I’m dying to know what happens next!
If you like a super sexy read with lots of action and suspense, interesting characters and a plot that keeps you turning pages – YOU HAVE TO PICK THIS BOOK UP!
Rose Hamilton moves to Carson on a tale her best friend told her. She met her friend Beth in Foster Care wheReview: Summer Rose by Elizabeth Sinclair
Rose Hamilton moves to Carson on a tale her best friend told her. She met her friend Beth in Foster Care when the girls were about 12 years old. Rose entered the system because her mother up and decided she wasn’t cut out to be a mother anymore and took off and left Rose alone. Beth comes from a far different situation, at least that’s what she tells Rose. Beth’s mom ‘died’ of cancer, but before that happened, Beth has an idyllic life. She lives in a beautiful little home, complete with a white-picket fence and beautiful yellow roses growing around the house….
Rose had lost her job, when her floor manager learned she was pregnant; that is what she thinks anyway. She was told that it was due to department cutbacks, but her lay-off happened two days after it was discovered she was pregnant. This is too much of a coincidence in Rose’s mind. Being laid off wasn’t the only factor that sent Rose packing, her best friend Beth and Beth’s husband Patrick were killed in a car accident. Loosing her friend was tragedy enough to turn her life upside down. Added to that, Rose was carrying twins, and the babies are Beth and Patrick’s. Beth had much difficulty getting pregnant, and wanted to be a mother more than anything, so Rose became their surrogate.
Rose arrives in Carson on a wing and a prayer. She was very lucky that her car made it there to begin with. She has a little savings, but it won’t last long unless she gets a job. Carson being a sleepy small town, Rose is scared of not finding a job. An opportunity presented itself, as an assistant at a Veterinary Clinic / Wildlife Refuge. As a nurse, Rose believes she is qualified to take the position.
When she walks into the clinic, she’s not prepared for the sexy and smart Doc. Hunter is taken aback by Rose’s beauty, when he saw her bells went off in his head. Not necessarily nice bells either, more like warning bells. Hunter knew that Rose would test all his resolve; he’s determined to NEVER get entangled in a relationship…because relationships lead to marriage, and marriage to babies. Hunter has had tragedy strike his life as well. When he was 18 his parents were killed by a drunk driver. Overnight, he went from high school graduate looking to enter college – to big brother/dad/mom/provider. Hunter has two younger siblings and instead of taking the selfish route, he selflessly took on all those roles to ensure his brother and sister achieved all they dreamed of.
Hunter hired Rose on the spot, even though he knew she would test his strength. He quickly learned that she was more than qualified to assist him in anything the Veterinary Clinic presented.
Over a couple of months, Hunter’s feelings for Rose grew. He still battled with himself, convinced he could stay away from romantic entanglements. Rose on the other hand, was falling head over heels with Hunter. But she was afraid to tell him that she was pregnant, fearing he would fire her. Little did she know, firing would be the least of her worries when Hunter discovered her pregnancy. Rose inadvertently discovered Hunter’s aversion to marriage and family, when he found out that the stray cat he took in, came up pregnant. Hunter had been meaning to Spay Pansy, but things kept coming up and he kept putting it off. He had to leave the office on an emergency call, and left Rose in charge. Pansy was meowing like crazy, right there every time Rose tried to take a step. She couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the cat. In the back room, Tommy the tabby cat was waiting for pick up…Rose found Pansy rubbing along the Tommy’s cage and they were both setting up a ruckus, likely to give her a migraine! Rose not knowing much about animals, thought the two were lonely and just wanted each others company. She opened Tommy’s cage door and let Pansy in. The cats seemed happy, as the incessant meowing stopped. Two weeks later, Hunter had a block of time free and decided it was time to Spay Pansy. Much to his dismay, he discovered her pregnancy while examining her. Hunter LOST it!! Policy and practice of his clinic…he made damn sure that all animals were caged while not being treated, so he had no idea how Pansy would’ve come up pregnant. He approached Rose and asked “How did Pansy get pregnant?” Rose chuckled and raised an eyebrow…thinking ‘how do you think?’ Rose told Hunter what she had done, and he completely flipped out! Shouting “Did you ever think that maybe Pansy didn’t want to be a mother?” This question led to Rose finding out Hunter’s feelings about relationships and family…needless to say, she was crushed. The man she had fallen in love with would never be anything more than a boss and friend…..or would he?
This book was good, it didn’t set the house of fire though. There was more back and forth than any real progress made. Conflict after conflict ensued - with no real resolution until the end. When Hunter finally removed his head from his ass, he saw the possibilities.
This was a story of self discovery, Hunter realizing that responsibilities didn’t have to mean hardship. Having a partner through life would remove the stresses of doing all by yourself.
My favorite character in the book is Granny Jo Hawk…she’s a hoot and made me laugh out loud!
Rifter and his brothers are the last of their kind. They’ve been charged with protecting the human race, for an act their forefathers committed centurRifter and his brothers are the last of their kind. They’ve been charged with protecting the human race, for an act their forefathers committed centuries ago. When strange events start happening, the Dire Wolves know trouble is coming their way. Will they be able to protect the humans from the supernatural bad that’s on the horizon? Gwen is a young woman studying to become a doctor. She has been ill for as long as she can remember, and there’s no cure…the medicine she has been taking is no longer working and she is faced with only months to live. Gwen chooses to not waste a minute of the time she has left. At a bar on the shady side of town, she meets Rifter, and he looks good for what ails her.
This was an excellent first book in what promises to be an exciting new series! Fast paced and action packed. Sexy alpha males ready for anything.
I really enjoyed this book. Usually, first books in a series kind of drag out. The world builds fast and there are great characters – fighting for the good of the people, even though some of those people are trying to bring them down.
Troubled, brilliant, self-loathing Gabriel reunites with self conscious, intelligent, unloved Julia. Together they find their way through rough pasts aTroubled, brilliant, self-loathing Gabriel reunites with self conscious, intelligent, unloved Julia. Together they find their way through rough pasts and find lasting, deep, and enduring love. I enjoyed this book trememdously! I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was written by a gentleman...the romance *swoon* is believeable and so poignantly sweet - it had me in tears in places.
I am anxiously awaiting the next installment coming sometime this summer! ...more