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(Valentine Shepherd #1)

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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Not every Valentine is a saint . . .

Corruption. Greed. Illicit sex. Murder. Private investigator Valentine Shepherd thinks she's seen it all, and her strange ability to glimpse the future gives her an edge no one else in the world has. But when her fiancé is killed trying to exonerate his client, billionaire Max Carressa, Val makes it her personal mission to bring the peop
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Forever Yours
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booksofallkinds
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I did not really know what to expect when I picked up VENGEANCE by Shana Figueroa but it certainly wasn't this unusual, explosive, paranormal story with a dark edge.

Val Shepherd is using her unusual gift of seeing glimpses of the future, to try and prevent crime from happening. But when her fiancé is murdered, she will stop at nothing to attain vengeance against those responsible. Teaming up with Max to solve this conspiracy, they soon realise that they have more in common than they thought. Bu
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books are love
Sep 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting premise here. I love Max and Robbie. Max because he wasn’t perfect. He was flawed and tried to be better. He fell for Val and did what needed to be done for them. Robbie because he was sweet and got a raw deal at the beginning. He is also the reason Val and Max found each other or so I think. That is a constant thought in my mind. Was this a manipulation? There is so many layers in this book that when most intertwine in the effortless manner you sit back and go huh didn’t expect that ...more
Becky Burciaga
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is quite the departure from the normal genre in my TBR pile, but with that said, it had quite the intriguing storyline, with characters who were very unique themselves. This is not a light, easy, flirty read, there are elements that may leave some readers uncomfortable, but that is what makes the story the roller coaster ride it was. Since it is the first book in a new series, there is a cliffhanger...sorry no HEA here. Once you get into the story, the puzzle pieces thrown in throughou ...more
Didi
3.5 Stars

I think blurb of this book should come with caution that there were explicit contents of M/F, F/F, M/M, M/F/M and implied abuse inside. So those who might not feel comfortable with any of the above could really consider before picking this book.

Sex matters aside, Vengeance was quite an interesting story to read with thick plots and overflowed with actions ...and body counts.

This book is a pilot of a new series of what I predict to be an intriguing one. No one and nothing were as they
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Fiction  Vixens Blog
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Vengeance is the first book of the new series of ( Valentina Shepherd ) by Shana Figueroa ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this explosive story. Shana Figueroa has given us a story with a different way to look at the future. Valentina is a PI , who has ability that lets her see into the future,and she's really trying to change everything before it happens and all this makes for an exciting life. Val is helping her boyfriend Robby ,when tragedy happens and she looses her beloved Robby. T ...more
Nikki Cook
Sep 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying, this book is out there. As far out there as it gets. If you do not enjoy that, you can't really enjoy this book. I happen to enjoy "out there" books, and this one still threw me for a loop. And I love that. There will be NO spoilers, because I want readers to be as shocked as I was.

Valentine Shepherd is special. She has a unique talent that is amazing - as well as frustrating and (insert word here). She tries to use this talent for good, assisting her in cases to bring t
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Explosive action, increasing body count, all the way/around the way/any way sexual encounters. P-l-o-t. Plot. And more plot. There was a huge does of wtf, really, are you kidding me, oh no, say that again. I just can’t tell you the details. You have to read this one for yourself. Did that really happen? No! You have to be pulling my leg.

You step in the pages with a mindset that this will be your everyday romantic suspense. But when you reach the end and come out the other end you will say that
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Kim Bishop
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Private Investigator Valentine Shepherd has got skill, (ex-Army Sergeant) brains, and oh, she can see the future. Her ability to see others’ emanate demise has haunted her since she hit puberty, and with the help of her best friend Stacy she has honed in on that gift. When her fiance Robby is mowed down with a car right in front of her own eyes, she is on a mission for VENGEANCE!

Robby and Valentine were a team to be reckoned with, until that faithful day Robby lost his life while in route to mee
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"Avonna
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is NOT what I was expecting! VENGEANCE (Valentine Shepherd #1) by Shana Figueroa is going to be one of those books and series you are either going to love or hate. Love because of the great characters and plot, hate if you are not into explicit sex scenes in all variations, F/F, M/M, M/M/F and M/F.

P.I. Valentine Shepherd is thrust into a case when her attorney fiancée is run down and killed while trying to get information from an informant to clear his client, Max Carressa, billionaire
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Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Vengeance is properly named. There is a lot action in this book and the body rises as you go along. Val is a PI with the power to see things in the future before they happen. She spends her time trying to change the future. To say her life is exciting is putting it mildly, especially when she loses her boyfriend, Robby. Not long after that, she meets Max who has the same ability as her and the chemistry between these two is explosive. Of course, Val feels guilty and tries to fight her attraction ...more
Kelly Kemmerly
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Badass book with so many shifts and twists. I was seeing spots. I loved the heat between Max and Val! Can I get a bravo for this one, please. Can't wait to read more of Shana Figueroa.
Irene
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
What a different way to see into the future. Valentine a PI who has the ability to see into the future and try to change things before they happen leads a very interesting life. A case that turns for the worse leads her to another person of her kind. Kind? The ability to see into the future. Thing is the way they need a vision is very um, sexual LOL!!

Val gets a lead in a case she is helping with her boyfriend Robby. While helping tragedy strikes. Val then meets Max. Someone like her, she fights
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Book Him Danno
Oct 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This book should come with a warning about the endless sex between M/F, F/F, M/M, M/F/M and abuse.
I will admit it would have kept me from picking up the book and honestly I had hard time reading past all the sex and endless body counts. Once you can get past all of that there is a story. The characters are flawed but desire to be a better person and works to be better.
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Jul 16, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish
I was expecting more romance and less sex. Both Val and Max use sex to fuel their powers and this seemed to require them to fuck random people every few pages. I gave up before there was any villain POV, but just the potential villain sex scenes squicked me out. Did not finish after about 5 chapters + the epilogue. Not for me.
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Shana Figueroa is an author who writes speculative fiction that’s fun and accessible but also explores deeper themes than most other genre books – hence she writes “words with weight.” Though her books differ in tone – some light, some dark – they all share complicated characters, intricate plots, and a hefty dose of humor.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two
young daughters, and two o
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