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Gold Shimmer

(In the Shadows #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,891 ratings  ·  135 reviews
Want more of your favorite characters from the The New York Times & USA Today bestselling IN THE SHADOWS series? GOLD SHIMMER is Cass and Calder's story. You don't have to read books 1-3 to enjoy GOLD SHIMMER.

I never thought that my plan to crash a masked party to exact a bit of revenge would fall apart so easily. It was a foolproof plan. The absolute best scenario. Moon-a
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Published August 4th 2015 by Limitless Ink Press
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cass and Calder hit me in the feels. Cass has gone through so much and she needs someone like Calder to show her what love is. They hit it off at the same masquerade party that Sebastian and Talia meet at, only Cass is pretending to be someone else and was originally there with vengeance on her mind. Years later, Cass is asked for a favor and circumstances bring her right into Calder's path once more. Their past is catching up with them and as things begin to unravel, the pieces start to fall to ...more
Miss Rail
DNF at ~30%
Too unbelievable for my taste.
I struggled with all the coincidences and overthetop / unrealistic parts of Talia & Bash's story in the previous books but somehow I was drawn into their world and I enjoyed reading their story.
Calder and Cass's story didn't convince me one bit... mainly because I couldn't buy Cass & Celeste interchangeable status.
I could've bought a resemblance in features and coloring but what the author portrays is unbelievable.
The ONLY way it could be plausible is if
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy, on-kindle
Review Scheduled to go live on blog on August 7th @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

After finishing Talia and Sebastian’s books in the In the Shadows series, I was so excited to see more from this world, with Cass and Calder getting their own story. I devoured the first book in only a few hours and was left gasping, wanting more! It was sexy, intense and I was left in suspense!

The first chapter takes us back to the masquerade party where Talia crossed paths with Sebastian, but now we see what happened to
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS!

Gold Shimmer was a page turner. I loved this book and the instant attraction between Calder and Cass. This story is a perfect combination of scorching hot scenes (tastefully written), passion, undeniable chemistry between the two main characters & great plot with mystery and suspense!
It ends with a cliffhanger and I can't wait to read the next one in the series - Steel Rush (In The Shadows #5).

PT Michelle is a wonderful storyteller and I absolutely enjoyed In The Shadows
I love PT'S writing style, combined sensuality, smoldering sex, & great story with intrigue and suspense! Kept me up half the night but it was worth it, Yes there's a cliffy! ;) but what a ride!!
Can't wait for the next book! ;)
Calder is such a hottie! Sigh......
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Every puzzle has a solution…I’m yours.”

Gold Shimmer is the first book in the Black Shadows duet, and is a follow-up to the In the Shadows series, which is how I first became acquainted with P. T. Michelle and her unique and enthralling writing style.

“I’m going to enjoy fitting myself against every one of your curves until we lock perfectly into place.”

Some stories take us to heights and depths of extreme possibilities and leave a burning impression in our mind. Gold Shimmer was that kind of boo
Gillone Washington
It's golden

I am so happy to see that P.T Michelle has allowed the readers to have an opportunity to get an insightful gaze at Cass and Calder story . These two unique and emotionally guarded individuals now once again four years later get a chance to come together under some very interesting circumstances .
I love the hidden vulnerability of these two characters,both of which have secrets and past they would prefer to hide from the world , they live in on a daily basis by portraying a sense of b
Erin **Coffee and Book Addict**
This book started out slow. But once I got about half way through, it really picked up and I really enjoyed the story. I am a reader who usually starts with the first book of the series and then will read the series in book order. But I am turning a new leaf this year. 2018 is all about going out of my comfort zone and reading books out of series order. This was a great book to read as a start of the series. I can't wait to get to know these characters better.
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Totally hooked....can’t wait to read the next book
Joyfully Reviewed
Cass Rockwell could be the twin of a wealthy high society girl she has gone to school with. Well, a twin from the other side of the tracks. Cass has always seemed to be in Celeste’s shadow, so when in college, Cass decides to turn the tables and become Celeste at a party. During that party, Cass meets, and is attracted to, one of the family members. For once in his arms, Cass wishes that she could come clean and tell him just who she really was. Yet, when the night is over, Cass leaves knowing t ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gifted for an honest review – 4 stars
I absolutely love PT Michelle’s In The Shadows books, Sebastian and Talia’s story was pretty epic and I think this author had big boots to fill on the back of the last book. As great as this book is it didn’t have the same intensity as Sebastian and Talia’s story did, hence my 4 star rating.
Calder has that same dark simmering way about him that Sebastian has, yet manages to be totally different, I liked that. Although to be perfectly honest Calder at this po
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gold Shimmer

OMG, Calder is one hot Seal team member, and one Alpha guy, thought Sebastian and Talia from previous books were tops, but This book is right there, is a must read! Sensual, lust, mystery, intriguing, drama, excitement, Cass and Her rival Celeste from previous story, Celeste is either up to no good, or truly in trouble, and in need of Cass's help, then there is Calder who met Cass while disguised as Celeste 4 years earlier. She has held feelings for him, and him as well, but he has n
White Hot Reads
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gold Shimmer by PT MIchelle was amazballs! From the moment I picked up my kindle I couldn't put it down! I loved the fast paced story of Cass and Calder. I was taken back to when Talia first met Sebastian and I wants to start reading Mister Black all over again when I finished. Cass is sassy and sexy and has just a bit of insecurity that makes her intriguing. Calder is oh my goodness HAWT! Yes ma'am. The kind that makes you fan yourself and grab a cold drink! There connection is deep and instant ...more
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holy cow! Review to come. Great book!
Melanie Marnell
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Calder and Cass are electric together. Their story begins with an interweaving of their initial heart stopping meeting at a party four years ago when Cass is impersonating Celeste. Cass's need for some revenge is rooted in an incident that happened in her high school years. Humiliating Celeste in front of her friends is a by-product of Cass's revenge. But meeting Calder at the party is a memory that just won't go away. Fast forward four years and Cass is once again impersonating Celeste. This to ...more
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! I freaking loved this book! I'm so happy we get Cass and Calder's story!

Cass has had an extremely sad life from her sisters suicide to her almost dying from her cutting, and Jake assaulting her. While she still remembers all of the bad she is trying to focus on all the good, the good comes in the form of Calder Blake during the Blake's masquerade party ( he's also responsible for her first orgasm ever!). But this night is the last time they see each other, till four years later...

Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned
Cass and Talia are roommates when Cass decides to impersonate her high school enemy Celeste at a masked party. Trying to avoid Jake, a guy who had drugged her and taken advantage of her at a party, she meets a Navy man. He tells her his name is Calder but she refuses to give her name. Four years later, she is actually helping Celeste and posing as her at a political gathering when Calder comes over. He tells her he knew she wasn’t Celeste. Her eyes sparkled while Celeste’s eyes did not. She gets ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: p-t-michelle
I loved this book couldn't put it down. The story begins when Cass and Talia go to the costume party but its now what Cass went through that night. After the party Cass hoped that she would hear from Calder and be able explain to him why she was pretending to be someone else but she didn't see or hear from him for 4 years. To help her dad with his business Cass agreed to impersonate Celeste by the real Celest and to her surprise she also ask her to talk to her dad and convince him to hire Calder ...more
Wine and Late Night Mommy Reads
So flipping good

Oh my word, this book was so flipping good. She writes such heart stopping romantic suspense. I love this series and could not wait to start this book. I started out being antsy for one thing to happen and bam she threw in a crazy plot twist that had me staying up way into the night to finish this book. It does end in a cliff hanger so go ahead and buy steel rush so you can keep reading as soon as you finish gold shimmer. The chemistry between cas and Calder was ah amazing and th
Suzanne Paschke
A lot to like in reading this book, in particular the way the suspense was built up throughout the book about Celeste and what was really going on with her situation. But there was just too much in here that was unbelievable. I'm more than happy to suspend reality when it comes to reading, but there comes a point where I stop buying into the world that has been created. Such as Celeste's family not picking the difference between Cass and Celeste. I was more than happy to buy into the idea that t ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, that was intense! Cass and Calder are smokin hot together and I love that it takes us back to the first book in the series to see how much of a connection they truly did have back then. I love these two together and the whole Cass / Celeste interchangeable thing has me thinking about dopplegangers. I had to believe that P.T. wanted their likeliness that close in order to have the story flow. Yep, doppleganger. It leaves you hanging at the end in such a great way. So I guess it's on to the # ...more
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worthy cliffhanger

I'm never disappointed by a P.T. Michelle book. Cass and Calder's story is pure, edgy seduction with enough drama to keep you rooted to the page. I loved Cass for her daring and sass, and her courage to fight back for herself. Calder is just plain delicious sex on a stick. He is brash, demanding, and pushes Cass beyond her boundries.

These two are such a good pair and their story will make you want the next book.
Noa Poney Camassa
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I came back to this book after a long time reading the first 3 books of the series.
A nice read, characters are OK - but it did not catch my breath like other books.
Its OK. Nothing too special.
Its been like a month since i finished it and still did not purchase the next one. I will probably buy it just to have closure.

Tami czenkus
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**This is a Serial type story so if ya don't care for them maybe its not for you, but if you enjoy suspense and steam hold on for a ride to remember! **

I was excited to get to Cass and Calder's story since we got glimpses from the previous books.
Just as I was expecting... this story has all the ups and downs to be expected by P.T Michelle and I was fascinated till the very end!
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Left Hanging AGAIN

Seriously this is getting old. It has to be the author’s way of getting readers to buy the next book, but I find it so annoying. I will say the twists and turns in this story are really surprising, shocking, and suspenseful. And the bedroom battle between Cass and Calder is hot beyond belief!
Laura Boyd
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting couple

The series is very appealing. I really like this couple so far but need to read the next installment before I know how much I like the book. I recommend it this series overall.
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Living Cass story

I started this series not realizing I would get a bonus story, Cass and Calder. Her hate for a classmates and casual encounter while helping Dalia leads her to Calder. Now she is taking again while Celeste is truly in trouble...must read series...
Kimberly Morrow howe
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Cass and Calder’s story. There are definitely twists and turns and I am intrigue to learn more about the observer. I am very interested how Cass will unravel the web of lies her and Celeste have created! Eager to continue the series.
Diane Roberts
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book 3 12 stars

This book was good but a little to much going on for me. I haven't read any of the other books so maybe that's why Im missing something. I also feel like it's a coming of age book so not my genre.
Queen Talk Talk
Definitely a sexy thrilling cliffhanger.

I did read the first three books. The characters and hints of danger drew me in. Cass and Calder share some hot sexy times. I knew this was a two part story so I am not angry about the cliffhanger.
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