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Shades of Betrayal

(The Fae Games #3)

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4.22  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Ashley

All my childhood fantasies have come true, but reality is never as simple as we would like. I dreamed of living in a wondrous world of the supernatural and having magical powers of my own. Now, I have all of that, but it comes with a caveat—a six-foot brute who is supposed to train me on all things Fae.
He is a dauntless warrior of the Wild Hunt.
A beautiful bastard
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314 pages
Published December 15th 2018 by Jill Ramsower
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Coco.V
Mar 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ashley

All my wildest fantasies have come true, but reality is never quite as simple as we imagine. I dreamed of living in a wondrous world of the supernatural and having magical powers of my own. Now, I have all of that, but it comes with a caveat—a six foot Fae brute who is supposed to train me on all things Fae. He’s a dauntless warrior of the Wild Hunt. A beautiful bigot. He’s my lover and my burden, my savior and my curse.

There’s a monster lose in
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Tara
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this, the book keeps you hooked from page 1. I hadn’t read the previous two books but that wasn’t an issue at all, I dove straight into the world and didn’t feel out of place. The characters are well written and likeable, the book flew by and was sad when it ended, if any criticisms it was felt a bit short and I’d have loved it to go in longer.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Janet Newport
Thank you NetGalley and Jill Ramsower LLC for this arc.

Shades of Betrayal has received decent reviews here and on Goodreads and I looked forward to reading it. It's classified as a mystery/thriller, romance and several reviews mentioned the steamy romance.

I'm no prude and have nothing against some soft porn in my mystery stories. There were also fantasy elements hinted at in the beginning (fae) and honestly I expect some soft porn in most fantasy books.

But there was NO story at all here, at le
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Stevie McCoy
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for something steamy with a slab of fantastic Fae mischief then you're in for a treat!

Jill Ramsower does not disappoint in her stand alone spin off of the best friend's side of story from her previous books. You can read this one by itself, but I have to admit it is much better having known the whole story from the other two books.

The book follows Ashley, the best friend of Becca from the first two books. To be honest I really enjoyed Ashley's character a lot and she definitely
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Kaitlyn
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Okay. Honestly? I LOVED this book. I loved how I got insight into both Michael's and Ashley's minds and thought processes. I was a little confused with how the book started, just because I was thinking it would start right after Twilight Siege (The Fae Games #2) ended, but it started sort of in the middle and maybe more towards the end of Twilight Siege. I also had to get it into my head to have a certain mindset wi
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
DNF At 27%

This review here explains a lot of what I thought about this book. I wanted more of a story than just the characters sleeping together from the beginning with some vague semblance of filler in between more of that. This book belongs in a series but can be read as a standalone so if I'm already not invested in the characters (which I'm not) that are present in the book what's the point of it in the first place? If I wanted to go there I have the option of going to the erotica sub-genre
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Tara
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this, the book keeps you hooked from page 1. I hadn’t read the previous two books but that wasn’t an issue at all, I dove straight into the world and didn’t feel out of place. The characters are well written and likeable, the book flew by and was sad when it ended, if any criticisms it was felt a bit short and I’d have loved it to go in longer.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Anastasia シ
Full Review on my blog!

After reading Shadow Play and Twilight Siege, I had to read this~

And honestly I thought I would have been better. I liked it, but not as much as the first two books.

Shades of Betrayal is written in a dual POV, focusing on Ashley and Michael I’m soooo happy that Michael got his own book. This is the third book in the series and features some familiar faces and some new faces as well. It covers from before the defeat of Morgan to a few months after and involves Rebecca quite
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Emily
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the Fae Games duet, which features primarily Rebecca (that is, the story is told from her POV only.) Ashley, her friend and roommate appears in both books, but her storyline is definitely not a focus of those books. Shades of Betrayal is written in a dual POV, focusing on Ashley and Michael, one of the members of the Hunt. It covers from before the defeat of Morgan to a few months after and involves Rebecca quite a bit less.

The dual POV definitely gave this book a different feel, and
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Energy
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shades of Betrayal follows Michael who we met in the original Fae Games series, and I couldn't be more happy that Michael got his own book. You don't have to have read the original Fae Games to follow this, but you do get to meet some characters from Shades of Betrayal more intimately.

Michael isn't an easy man to love, heck he's not an easy person to befriend but Ashley sees something in him, even if most of the time she wants to just walk away from him. Michael works for the Hunt, and he doesn
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Jasmyn
Rebecca's best friend, Ashley, plays such an important role in helping Rebecca begin to find her way in the Fae world. But what happened to her afterward? Well, Shades of Betrayal came along and told me the story I was dying to hear.

Ashley's transition into the Fae world was a little more sudden and jarring than Rebecca's, and she doesn't have the foundation and training that Rebecca does either - and she needs to feed. For Ashley, that means sex - but her whole mindset will about intercourse wi
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Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
After reading the first two books in this series, which both focused on Lochlan and Becca, I was interested to see where the author would take the series next. This third book focussed on Becca's best friend, Ashley. In the course of the previous two books, Ashley found herself turned into a Fae when she was as good as dead. Now she is left dealing with all that this new life has to offer.
She had already met and been drawn to Michael. A fae who has plenty of issues of his own. As he and Ashley l
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Wendy
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
After reading The Fae Games part one and two, I was really happy to receive an arc for part three. In this book we don't read from the perspective of Rebecca and Lochlan, but from Ashley and Michael's point of view. We had already seen how Ashley got in the crossfire of Ronan and Rebecca. And how Merlin saved her life by making her fae. In this third part we read about Ashley's struggles to cope with her new life and her new abilities. Or better: her lack of ability. Michael is send to her to he ...more
Dana Jones
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of Shades if Betrayal for a fair review.
This is the third book in the series and I enjoyed it to the very last page. Jill Ramsower is very talented and each book she writes makes me more impatient for the next. Shades of Betrayal not only tells the story of Ashley and Michael, but also delves into their thoughts, feelings and personal history. I love how this story delivers two perspectives on several key events. Ashley’s character is no longer just a supporting frie
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Kathryn Packingham
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*** Mature Violence and Sexual content warning***

Michael finally gets his own book and that excited me! This is the third in a series and features some familiar faces and some new faces as well. Michael is a difficult person to make friends with, he is closed off and not easy to love, although Ashley sees something she wants and no one will get in her way.
I love Ashley and her sense of humor and her strong will! She is new to being fae, but she doesn't let that stop her. Michael works for the H
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Jane  B
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another excellent book by Ms. Ramsower! With each new installment of Fae Games stories, this new author gets better & better! In the Duet set of books - Shadow Play & Twightlight Siege - we are introduced to the mythical world of Fairies or Fae and to an ever changing lead character, Rebecca. We are also given a glimpse of her best friend, Ashley. Shades of Betrayal delves deeper into Ashley’s world and her brooding Fae protector, Michael. The story is told from both Ashley’s &am ...more
Courtney
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating is more like 4 1/2 stars. This was a follow up to the first two books in the Fae Games series, focusing on Ashley's story.

I really loved reading Ashley's story. She is a feisty, high energy girl who doesn't take crap from anyone - something I know I aspire to be! There was lots of angst between Ashley and Michael, and when they finally came together there were fireworks! While I was able to figure out the antagonist after a while, it still kept me guessing as to the why. Also, I loved re
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Randall Imholt
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shade of Betrayal was an awesome story. It is the third in a series about two girls who used to be human, but have been changed to Fae. This book follows Ashley, who was changed to save her life. She has always wanted the tales of faeries and magic in her fantasy books to be real, and now they are. Who wouldn't want that? I had a very hard time putting it down, and I look forward to more stories in this series, and anything else written by Jill Ramsower.

I received an advance copy of the book in
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Kimberly
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
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This is the third is the series and to be honest while it can be a stand alone I think I would have had a better understanding if I had read the other books first. And this is the first I have read from this author.

This was just not for me. I enjoy romance and I enjoy adult content books but this was like watching a porn with no storyline. Seemed they barely said hello and bam they are sleeping together. There is no background story for the most part.

Di
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Annabelle
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved!

If you love reading of the Fae you will love this story! Ashley is a human turned Fae. The apprentice of Merlin. Merlin changed her to save her life. So she must learn to adjust. She is assigned to work with Michael to train and learn of her powers. I love how they come together. I also love how she’s a badass and doesn’t back down. She is strong and pushes through. I highly recommend this book, definitely a must read!
Bianca ღ
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc
Full review on my blog~

I'm currently on a hiatus, but omg I needed to read and review this! This book, this series is soooo AMAZING! THIS WAS EVERYTHING.

The perfect third book! I thought book one and two were good. I loved how I got insight into both Michael's and Ashley's minds and thought processes.

Dark romance, fantasy, sizzling suspense. It was perfect in every way! I highly recommend getting this series!
Sarah
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I reviewed an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This is the author's best work yet. I found the characters compelling, but more importantly I found my self shocked and surprised at a couple of twists and turns, which I enjoy! Its very rare for an author to make me say "Dayum" to myself! I highly recommend.
Jovon Mayshaw
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC of this book and I Enjoyed it. I like the way she moved into the other characters and told Ashley’s story and how the transition affected her. I can’t wait to learn about the other characters. It seems like it is set up to be a continuation which id be interested to see how the Huntsman changes or if they will allow women into their ranks. Great job!!!
Amanda
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dang I want more!!

Great book held me hostage for a couple nights the few hours I had to read before my body gave up on me!!! I do hope to hear more of micheal and Ashley’s story for sure!!!
Amanda M
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This read was one that'll have you guessing, wanting to know what's coming next. There's some shocking twists that come to light as the story progresses. These characters and storyline are well written. The action and suspense build pulling you in till the very end.
Kelli
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness. Shades of Betrayal was a great companion to the Fae games duet! I loved the story and the steamy romance scenes are so hot! There were twists that I didn’t see coming and they added so much to my enjoyment of the story. I cannot wait for more books from Jill!
Jennifer Billings
So good

This was a fast read for me because I couldn't put it down. This book is from Ashley's POV and thats great. I love gettung more into her story and how she is dealing with her new live and its challenges.
Barbara Strickland
Good reading

This book allows Rebecca’s best friend to shine and she does in her new Fae life. Lovely twist with the hero adds a little extra and works well. All is forgiven but a great ride to get there.
Enjoyable
Ayda
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Ehhh, I was expecting more tbh. Not as good as the first two.
Hopefully Born of Nothing is better for me.
Jen
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A really great read, and a fresh dive into the world of the Fae. Any fan of the first will absolutely love this story!
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Within a year of self-publishing her first book, Jill Ramsower quit her job as an attorney and dedicated her days to churning out romantic adventures. She likes to think of her books as contemporary romance with a touch of fantasy—at its core, her writing is about the connection between two people. Sometimes that connection involves a little magic…

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Other books in the series

The Fae Games (4 books)
  • Shadow Play (The Fae Games #1)
  • Twilight Siege
  • Born of Nothing