In the Ruins
Captain Jamie Callahan knows the Metahuman Defense Force frowns on fraternization. For once in his life, he’s breaking all the rules. Having Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan on his team and in his bed is worth the risk of being found out. When a mission comes down requiring Alpha Team to go undercover in order to infiltrate a criminal alliance, Jamie knows it ...more
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Greg gets all the stars.
The Audiobook is perfection
The story is still entertaining.
I Loved it! Loved, Loved it.
“Fuck, baby, I’ve missed you on your knees,” Jamie said, sliding in deep, wanting to feel Kyle’s lips pressed against his body.
Well hot damn! This book was amazing! I enjoyed every word.
In this the MDF team travel to London for a mission, and let’s just say, the action part was All Marvel movies o ...more
I’m just here to tell you (amongst the many other reviews singing this series’ praises) that this is seriously good stuff.
This is military romantic suspense with plenty of kick assery and a full supporting cast that is starting to bloom quite nicely. Add a scifi bent towards a futuristic dystopic AU at the mercy of chemical terrorism, and this is the perfect mix of several genres that I love to indulge in!
Turner is slowly gaining impressive points. This second installment sets up the re ...more
After reading book 1 not too long ago, I could not wait jumping into this one. This series marks my first time, into the world of Sci-fi, and even though I have seen some awesome sci-fi movies in my life......reading this genre somehow never happend. Thank you Hailey Turner for opening my eyes to a whole new (book) world :P
First off, these books should not be read as stand alones, this is a series and if you want to read book 2, you will have to start with book 1 "In the Wreckage", which was al ...more
In the Ruins starts a few moths afte ...more
Story - 4.25 stars!!
I was so ecstatic when I got the email that as a Halloween treat from the author, the audiobook for IN THE RUINS (Metahuman Files 2) was now available. I didn’t even have to think twice. I one clicked that baby!! MINE!!! Thank goodness, I added myself to Hailey Turner’s mailing list because we all know Amazon is not good with sending timely notifications.
Loved it! Great world building, lots of action, steamy sexy times, and a diverse cast of characters. The ...more
In the Ruins is a fun, exhilarating and seriously sexy sophomore offering in this futuristically set sci-fi romance series, featuring strong military themes and plenty of kick-ass characters fighting to save the world with their enhanced powers.
Featuring double the action and excitement, and with enough character and relationship growth to make things more interesting, this sequel outranked its predecessor (In the Wreckage) in terms of plot and romance.
Jamie and Kyle are undoubtedly an e ...more
Once again, this was the perfect mix of romance and suspense.
Definitely not too "sci-fi-y".
And still plenty scorching despite the shorter length (though it still clocks in at just under 5000 locations).
I really love the dynamics between the team. And especially the new addition to the team, Sean. I sense something possibly brewing bet ...more
Book 2 of the “Metahuman files” series : not a standalone. It’s a sci-fi action suspense with a romantic element.
The set up : a futuristic world with a virus running around, deadly for most humans, but for only a few who become “metahumans”, meaning humans with extraordinary powers (telepathy, healing, enhanced strength, ….). These Metahumans are either civilians, a few part of criminal organisations or part of special elite and secre ...more
AudioBook Narration- ✮5 Stars✮ 💗
Wow, Hailey Turner did it again! I loved this book!
This book made me feel like when I finish the first book in the series In the Wreckage...TO WANT MORE!!!
I love sci-fi movies, sci-fi tv series...and sci-fi books. THIS SERIES IS LIKE ALL I WANT AND LOVE TO READ IN A BOOK.
Great story, a lot of action, great characters and...HOT SCENE SEX!
Believe me when I say this...Hailey Turner knows to writes hot sex scenes to make rea
Book 2 throws us straight into action and the MDF’s continuing fight against organizations who threaten the balance of power in the world. As I didn’t reread book 1 before this one, I was pleased (and relieved) to find th ...more
For her follow up to the staggeringly good In the Wreckage, Hailey has crafted yet another brilliant mission led espionage thriller with a side order of romance.
The world building in these books is exemplary, set a few centuries into the future where metahumans are a real force to be reckoned with and there are many shady organisations desperately fighting for power in the secret behind the scenes murky underworld.
This is like X-Men meets Tinker Tailor Soldi ...more
The second book in the Metahuman Files series was even more awesome than the previous book!
I loved the action, SO much action!! Loved the undercover mission, the fights, the plotting, all the characters, especially Jamie!!! Oh and I am really curious about Alexei and Sean!!
This book kept me pretty glued to the pages, even if it felt looong.
It's also extremely HOT, like really really HOT!!! ...more
I'd review this now, but I have a stupid paper to write. Review to come!
*happy sigh* Jamie and Kyle got me like:
I was so happy that the steam level in this did not drop. When Jamie and Kyle had sex? Phew, it was scorching! Especially when (view spoiler)[Jamie double penetrates Kyle using a dildo. I've never been apposed to Kyle wanting to be double penetrated. I was just worried it would be with an actual other human in bed with them and not a dildo. Thankfully that didn't happen.) ...more
I'll be the first to admit I had some issues with In the Wreckage but this was a BIG improvement for me. The action was great, the chemistry, not just between Kyle and Jaime but the whole MDF team, was fun, great secondary characters, snappy pacing, good worldbuilding with endearing relationship development between Jaime and Kyle and scorching hot sex! Prostate orgasm, prostate milking, multiple orgasms, rimming, rough and k ...more
I’ve been stuck at 15% of this book for three days now and by “stuck” I mean that I closed the book when the very first sex scene started, because I was bored out of my mind, and never found the will to go back to this story.
In the meantime, I’ve read another book, started a second and a little while ago decided to give this another try.
Like in the first book of the series, the sex scene is long, I mean really, really long...I tried to skip it, but I got bored of skipping it before I ...more
As usual from Hailey Turner, amazing world building, a terrific, exciting story (vi ...more
Alpha Team was the bullet, even if someone else was pulling the trigger, and they couldn't ever escape that.
Jamie Callahan's team of Metahumans with enhanced abilities - well, it spoils nothing to say that they have certain superpowers - has to keep that in mind when their new mission sends them undercover right in the public eye, so as to nose out a Russian terrorist group intent on preying on wealthy citizens with shady morals. Especially Jamie has to p ...more
Updated cheat sheet:
Metahuman Defense Forse (MDF):
Captain Jamie Callahan (Apollo) - Leader of Alpha Team / Enhanced strength and durability
Sergeant Ekaterina 'Katie' Ovechkina (Viper) - Second-in-command, communications specialist and hacker / Telepath
Donovan Williams (Tank) - Transport specialist / Enhanced spectrum eyesight
Madison Chan (Nov ...more
2.75 stars story. It's me not the book. I couldn't keep up with all the spy/political/covert ops stuff going on. ...more
This is an intricate PNR romance full of action and suspense. Genre-wise it should land at the top of my favorites. Other than a couple of typos, the writing is intricate, fast-paced with well-defined characters. I simply can't put my finger on why these books are not pulling me in as they are other readers. ...more
In the Ruins is a sequel to In the Wreckage, and you're definitely going to want to listen to In the Wreckage before diving in to enjoying this, because these are not standalones.
This has a great story, interesting world building, plenty of action (both in and out of bed *winks*), and multiple points of view (including Kyle's brother Alexei and a new team member!). I'm going on record right now saying I love this cast of characters. LOVE THEM.
On top of the great story we have the wonderful narra ...more
This is where this amazing series resumes, from the first book, IN THE WRECKAGE.
This new world is fabulous and we get our enhanced characters, Metahumans, who each have different powers. The women here are just as powerful as the men. Our couple, Marine Commander Jaime and Marine Sniper Kyle are so hot together. Hiding their relationship has been tough, but now they'll be going in as a civilian couple.
This i ...more
Is there an accent that Greg can't do? If so, I've yet to hear it.
Original Review 30Oct2017: 4.1 Stars
Just as gripping and interesting as the last one, but that ending was too bitter-sweet and tenuous.
I do so love all of the details that remind you this is set a couple hundred years in the future, but aren't so onerously different as to completely alienate the reader with a world we're not familiar or cannot relate to.
Still, definitely gonna read the next one! ...more
First and foremost, I have to address that this is the second book in the Metahuman Files series. It was presented as a standalone, but having read the first one, In the Wreckage, I quickly jumped at the chance to read this second book. But this book does not really work as a standalone at all. Jamie and Kyle’s beginning is all in the first book, not to mention the lead up for the reason the Alpha team takes on this mission. Also, a good chunk of world building i ...more
My main complaint about book one, hot as it was, was that the information overload at the beginning made it a bit hard to get into (though hot and action-filled once I did). This second installment was easier to follow - partly because I was already familiar with names and world setting - so I was more able to enjoy the story without ever feeling lost.
I grew up reading a lot of Alistair MacLean books, like The Guns of Navarone, and these books remind me of those a bit, ...more
The first book in this series is fantastic and I was a little scared to read this one since so many second books in the series are not as great as the first ones. I'm glad to announce this is not a case here.
This time is a peek into Jamie's live before he became Marine. Mafia is blackmailing influential people to work for them and there is no better person to stop them than the son of the American presidential election's candidate - Jamie. He and his arm candy Kyle move with their whole team to ...more
Lot of action. Lot of sexy time... and what a sexy time...
I really love this team. All of them. The world building is really easy to comprehend and to imagine.
Yeah really.. It was just awesome!
I'll definitely continue to book 3 as I WANT Alexei and Sean now... ...more
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