POSTED BY MARISA
I just finished reading First Sin by Cheyenne McCray, and Murder Game by Christine Feehan. Let me tell you, both books have some very, very, very damaged heroines and some very wicked, evil, monstrous villains. There were times when I questioned if an HEA was anywhere in sight. Of course I got my HEA, and the journey was an interesting one that kept me turning the pages long into the night.
First Sin is a Lexi Steele Novel and the heroine, Lexi Steele, is all sorts of damaged. However she is not a victim – she’s one of the strongest heroines I’ve read. First Sin was violent and hard hitting. The characters are strong and determined, and the story is not a pretty one. As a top agent for a deep undercover government agency Lexi teams up with Nick, a former SEAL, to bring down a group of seriously deranged people who kidnap and sell woman into slavery. It was a hard story to read, violent and filled with torture, action and the seedier side of life. Yet, I have to say, I kept turning the pages, I wanted to know more. This heroine has a complicated history yet a straight forward approach to life – she’s the hero of this book, in every sense of the word. The characters stayed with me long after I finished reading, and, yes, I’m looking forward to the next Lexi Steele novel. 4 stars
Christine Feehan’s Murder Game is the latest edition to her GhostWalker series. I think its one of the best in the series. I loved the mystery – it was clever and well executed. There are two groups of men playing a game. The rules are easy, the group with the most kills wins. However the Ghost Walkers are believed to be behind this Game of Murder. In order to clear their names GhostWalker Kadan Montague has to illicit the reluctant help of Tansy Meadows. Kadan is the kind of alpha we’ve all grown to love in a Feehan book and Tansy is an interesting addition to the GhostWalkers. One of the hightlights for me was getting to re-visit characters from other GhostWalker books. The camaraderie between the men of this series is endearing and Feehan hits all the right notes when it comes to this group and how they interact and work together. The relationship between Tansy and Kadan walks the fine line of “I am Man – You are Woman”. But Feehan pulls it off with just the right amount of humility coupled with “I would walk through broken glass for the woman I love” in her hero. This is tempered with a heroine who is smart, resourceful, determined and independent. I’m looking forward to the continutation of this series . 4 stars
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