In the Shadows (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: In the Shadows (Metahuman Files #3)
Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Genre(s): Science Fiction Romance
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Take a chance.

Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin doesn’t trust easily, and he most certainly doesn’t trust spies. He’ll work with them if ordered to, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. Except Agent Sean Delaney is proving to be the exception to the rule. There’s something about Sean that gets under Alexei’s skin and won’t let go. Alexei would be lying if he said he wasn’t interested in what lay beneath the agent’s mask. When they’re assigned together for a mission, Alexei vows to keep Sean safe all while trying to coax the hot agent into his bed.

Hold onto hope.

Agent Sean Delaney has spent his entire adult life living a lie for his country. When the MDF tasks him with finding evidence of criminal wrong-doing against the owner of a private military company, Sean knows exactly how to play the game to get what he wants. He just doesn’t know how to handle Alexei’s advances, nor his own attraction to the younger soldier. Being a spy is lonely work, and Sean knows he should keep his distance, but saying no to Alexei is impossible from the moment they first kiss.

In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly.

When the mission takes a turn for the worse, the only thing left to do is run. In the wake of betrayal, and in the path of danger, can their fragile trust survive the battle?

In the Shadows is the phenomenally crafted story in the Metahuman Files series and is about Alexei and Sean. The book had intense action sequences, all the familiar faces, continuing story arc and an enthralling love story.

Alexei and Sean are familiar faces to all those who have read the series. This book tells us the story from their POV and it was nothing short of marvelous. I loved everything about this book. The way the author has developed their bond and relationship was the best. The best part was how I got to read more about them. The best part about Alexei is that he is the same. He is what he shows and says. Sean is a little more complicated than that. But as the story slowly progressed I got to read more about him and found him as equally fascinating as Alexei. I really loved the way the author has developed their relationship. It’s slow unlike the previous books and it works in their favor. It makes their bond and relationship seem genuine and real. I also loved the way the author explored their sexual chemistry. It was scorching hot like the previous books. The differences in their personalities come through in the sex scenes too. Alexei and Sean are two characters who will keep your attention captured through out the book.

The other best part about the book is the continuing story arc. I really like where the story is headed. There is intense action sequences and it feels like we are right in the middle of them with the characters. The mystery or suspense element has been etched out really well and I can’t wait to see where the story is headed next or what is coming their way. All the familiar faces in the series is present and they all contribute in a major way towards the progression of the story. By the time you finish reading the book you will be left needing more.

In the Shadows is a heart-racing, heart-warming, emotional, suspense thriller which will take you on yet another enthralling ride. Highly Recommended.

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