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(Valentine Shepherd #2)

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V is for vengeance . . .

Private investigator Valentine Shepherd plays by one set of rules: hers. She's haunted by dark, cryptic visions of the future, not to mention an aching hole in her chest where her heart---and the love of her life, Max Carressa---used to be. But when Val's search for a missing woman leads to her own night of terror, the only thing on Val's mind is re
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Forever Yours
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Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This is only the second book in this series and it is already one of my “must read” urban fantasy series! RETRIBUTION (Valentine Shepherd #2) by Shana Figueroa gave me complex characters, a plot that continues to surprise and kick-butt action. This second book, while still having smokin’ hot sex scenes, is more focused on the world-building and plot.

At the end of the first book, P.I. Valentine Shepherd walks away from her relationship with Max Carressa. Val can see the future, but it is usually
Feb 07, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Valentine was still a little selfish in this book but now she was off the rails as well. She was drinking more due to her heart broken and she does reckless things in order to get revenge and take back her world.

She becomes so consumed with wanting revenge that she loses sight of friendships and herself. She even brings Max into the fray so she can get answers. Max was amazing. he was kind and loving. Patient and so honest. I hated to see the spiral he we
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Retribution,  Shana Figueroa

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Genre:  romance,

This is classed as Romance by genre but it’s also paranormal and fantasy as both Val and Max have visions of the future, and have found there are others like them, with a group known as Alpha seeking to control them.
Somehow I missed book one of this trilogy, but read the amazon sample, which gave me enough to understand the characters, and most important, their visions and the Alpha group, who seem to have far rea
Kim Bishop
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Valentine Shepherd is on the move again. Since breaking off her relationship with the gorgeous billionaire Max Carressa, she has gone on a downward spiral straight to hell. Drinking herself into a stupor to relieve the heartbreak, she throws herself into her work and uncovers a secret society of the super rich whom partake in disgusting acts and falls knee deep into a dark and scary as hell rabbit hole. Can Val change her future and come out the other side alive, or will she literally end up in ...more
Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Retribution is book 2 in the Valentine Shepard series and picks up about a few months after Vengeance ends. Val and Max have broken up and it appears that Max has moved on. Val is juggling cases when one of them pulls her deep enough that she asks for help from her exes. (Yes that is supposed to be plural.)
As in the previous book, there is a lot of action, violence, and sex. Although there is more focus on the world building and plot in Retribution and less focus on the sex. Shana Figueroa isn'
Kelly Kemmerly
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my second book by Shana Figueroa and just like before she wrapped me up in Valentine Shepherd's world only to wish it didn't have to end. I love a story that catapults you over the wall within the first chapter, sends your senses on alert with hot bodies of smoldering sweat, and dark characters that you cannot predict. Val, Sten, and Max are an odd combination of enemies, friends, lovers, and partners. Their relationship unravels even more when Val discovers she has something in common ...more
Angel Hatfield
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Val and her boyfriend Max break up and Val is trying to deal with her heartbreak. Val can see the future but she usually only sees death and destruction. Max also had visions. Val has tried to change the future but she usually doesn’t make things any better. Val had been on the run then had a couple of beers when she was at her desk and heard a voice behind her and she grabbed one of her guns as she faced the man. It was Sten who had tried to kill her and Max on three different occasions. Val th ...more
3.5 stars

Well. I give this to the author: she doesn't pull any punches. When the scenario asked for it that the heroine need to be invested in the case and feel the pain, pain and suffering she got. Poor Valentine. After all the thing she had gone through in Vengeance, and to fall victim here like that... whew.

The story picked up a few months after Vengeance ended, with Max (seemed to) move on and Val juggling between cases. One pulled her deeper than she could handle that she reached out to he
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a so, so read.
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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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Valentine Shepherd (3 books)
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