Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .
Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carerra wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle against paranormal enemies who hide in plain sight. She’s drawn to his strength of mind and body; he’s attracted to her courage and intoxicating energy. Their scorching passion can either transport them to the heights of ecstasy or-if Adam’s powers rage out of control-destroy them. But when an invisible brotherhood tightens its nets and someone Adam trusts betrays him, only a heartrending decision can save them.
Review: This was my first Caridad Pineiro read and I wasn’t disappointed. Let’s start with the negative. Because this is the first book in the series, there is a lot of setting up of the world Caridad has created, as well as introducing lots of characters. At times I got a little lost trying to keep up. But it’s all necessary filler.
But the positives out weighed the negatives. I really liked the character of Bobbie. She’s strong, determined and thrown into a strange paranormal world. And she’s the perfect foil to Adam, a loner who needs a strong woman to stand up to him, yet support him — especially as his world is just about to get flipped upside down. And then these paranormal “clans” of Light and Shadow Hunters were unique and I loved being introduced to their conflict. As I read, I found myself anticipating where this series is going to go. To me, that’s a sign of having hooked me. I will definitely be picking up the sequel, The Claimed, when it is released in May 2012.
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