Supervisory Special Agent Fedya Afanasi has a problem, and a secret. Unfortunately, he can’t solve his problem without revealing the secret, which could cost him his position, if not his job. Solving the case of the mystery plants and the explosion in the Back Bay Channel is only one piece of the picture. He’s hoping a survivor of the blast can offer some answers to what happened, and the solution to his problem, but she’s not talking. Marietta Gomez has a problem and secrets of her own. She might be able to aid the investigation, but she’s on the run and not sharing information. When her plan to escape is thwarted, she finds herself back where it all began. The stakes are high and climbing as the second mini-mystery in Making Waves reveals allies who aren’t and new adversaries to be investigated. Can the team find the answers they need, or are there too many questions yet to solve the puzzle? The best lead they have is beyond their reach and ready to weigh anchor for unknown waters. Time is running out.
Though I seem to have started with the middle book of this trilogy, I've become interested enough in the characters and their world to read more, including the first book in the trilogy Elemental Protector and the last Overboard. I like the varied gifts of the elementals, how they lose and regain them, and that various supernatural beings are involved, including shifters. It's a nice mix.
I appreciated the connections between Andrej and Taylen and what their union means for both of them. I also liked the budding feelings of Fedya for Marietta, though I'd liked to have seen a bit more develop between them. Perhaps in Overboard since this does end with a cliffhanger, which if you're subscribed to KU won't matter.
As a side note, I enjoyed Fedya's struggle with the English language. It was endearing.
I do like that the author uses varied lengths of sentences instead of the currently popular, nearly staccato phrasing popular now days. It lets the book flow more organically. And the visuals are well done. However, the rather stilted dialogue seemed out of place sometimes since the use of contractions was often absent. There was a lot of 'I will' instead of 'I'll' and 'I cannot' instead of 'I can't', etc., no matter the nationality of the speaker.
That being said, it was a short read with plenty of action and worth the time. I'd recommend this series, but do start with book 5 because there are a lot of characters involved.
After the explosion and fire during the investigation of the Black Bay Channel and the mystery plants, Supervisory Special Agent Fedya Afanasi has a secret that could cost him his position or job. He is hoping the survivor of the blast can offer some answers to what happened but she is not talking. Marietta Gomez has a problem and secrets of her own - whilst she could help the investigation she is actually on the run and has secrets of her own. The stakes are high and climbing as the second mini-mystery in Making Waves reveals allies who aren’t and new adversaries to be investigated. Can the team find the answers they need or are there too many questions yet to solve the puzzle?
I enjoyed this story although it was short and before I realised it was the end of this book and I had to move on to the next. This was certainly full of some surprises and drama that was tempting without actually getting to the real final conclusion - hopefully, the next book in the series will finish the story. I liked Fedya and Marietta and I think they will be a feisty couple in the future. Easy to read and very enjoyable.
Continues the story from the second mini-mystery picking up in the aftermath of the explosion in the bay. While we got some answers, there are still more questions for FPU Agent Fedya Afanasi to discover and he hopes that the woman they pulled from the bay will have some of those answers. Marietta had her escape thwarted when she got caught up in the explosion and ended up in the hospital. She's got tons of her own secrets and desperately wants to get out of the hospital before the bad guys catch up with her. Meanwhile, Taylen and Andrej grow closer while getting accustomed to their new status and continuing to investigate the mystery of the plants. No one knows who to trust as we learn more about this second mystery. The story is great but I wish there would have been more of a focus on the relationship between Afanasi and Marietta instead of leaving it open-ended to be continued in future books.
So I can't be the only one curious as to what the point of this book was? The only big thing to be told in this story is that Fedya lost his powers...why? His age? Because the survivor Marietta is his one? Heck I don't know. But nothing else is resolved in this book. It ends just as abruptly as Elemental Protector did. Honestly, every thing that is given to the reader in this book could've just been incorporated in with the next book to make a whole book, not a novella as a filler with no new information.
This short, quick read continues the story from Elemental Protector. Special Agent Fedya Afanasi has lost his elemental powers. His destined, Marietta, was revealed as she clings to life. We are left hanging regarding this couple. I was so confused about this series -it seems Elemental Protector, Ancient Protector and Overboard are a trilogy in the making waves series, at least that's my understanding. The intrigue and world created made a compelling story. I hate cliffhangers and this one is a doozy. Onto the next one to see how the relationships play out.
Talk about on the edge of your seat excitement. I always am a fan of those books. This one was even better than the first book. You will be up and down and then end will leave you with some choice words for the author.
I always love a good book, just remember read this one a little slower than you are used to or you will get lost in the wording in how one of the characters speak.
I've loved all the books that I've read by Savannah Verte and this one is included in those. The stories are always exciting and you feel that your right along side of the characters. Those answers I wanted from the previous book are there but now there are more questions in this one. But I love that because it really hooks the series all together. I'm going to start from the beginning of the series and read until the end of the last one. I'm going binge read instead of binge watch.
Fedya and the FPU are still on the case of the mysterious plants. The explosion that destroyed a boat and nearly killed Taylen has brought more questions than answers. Who can be trusted and who is a traitor?
What could be more complicated 😉 With destiny's on the line answers must be found. With any possible means. Surprises around every turn of page. Steaming passions held barely restrained. Duty must be fulfilled before all else.
"I wasn't sure about this book at first. The previous one was good but it lacked of heat. Anyway, I'm glad this one had at least spice. Dont get me wrong, the story was good and the mystery on point to make it an enjoyable need addition to the series."