for readers who enjoy suspense and conspiracies @
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Those who love Laurann Dohner's New Species series or Lora Leigh's Breed series, there is a new author in town. Ms. Tyler's X-Ops series hooks me in and I cannot get enough of it. This fourth book in the series is just as non-stop action as the first three. This one focuses on Minka, a hybrid turned against her will. Whilst this story can technically be read as a standalone, I do not recommend it. I started the first few pages and decided it was best to go read the series from the beginning. After delightfully reading the first three books, I dived into this one with a much needed background.
Minka barely escapes the people who torture her. When she tries to return home, she is accosted by men who believe lone females are asking for being raped and killed. Minka's new enhanced body takes exception to this and decides to come out and play. Frankly, of all the shifters in this series, I like Minka's the best. Her beast is blood thirsty and knows when to be violent. I love it.
To pair up with Minka's new deadly body, Angelo becomes her knight in shining armor. Readers met Angelo earlier in the previous books and it is so good to see him finding his own woman. The romance between him and Minka is tentative and sweet. Ms. Tyler does an excellent job of having this sexy undercurrent between the two. The focus of this story is still about finding out who is funding these abominable experimentations. Each book reveals a little be more. This pulls a reader deeper into this world and makes a reader want to learn more. The desire for Ms. Tyler to write faster so that the bad guys can be caught is strong. Ms. Tyler weaves a fabulous story filled with love, betrayal and honour. The story moves at a good pace with great character development and good suspense. This paranormal romance is recommended to readers who enjoy suspense and conspiracies.
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