Title: In the Blood (Metahuman Files #4)
Author: Hailey Turner
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 18, 2017
Genre(s): Science Fiction Romance
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Running out of time.
Captain Jamie Callahan is frustrated with his team constantly being at the mercy of the enemy in order to further the MDF’s goals. To make matters worse, his father’s political campaign is ramping up and Jamie’s every move is being watched by the media. He is acutely aware of all the eyes trained on him, his team, and Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan in particular. Meanwhile, Kyle would give anything to stay in the shadows, but he refuses to leave Jamie’s side, no matter the scrutiny. Staying out of the spotlight becomes impossible when their families are threatened and vital choices about their future together can no longer be ignored.
Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin and Agent Sean Delaney are enjoying their time together as a couple when Sean’s past catches up with him. As Alpha Team’s long-running mission gets derailed in the worst way possible, Alexei discovers the enemy is playing for keeps, and neither he nor Sean are in any position to beat the odds and win the game. As for Sean, he’s worried that even if they make it out alive, Alexei may never forgive him for giving into the enemy’s demands.
Stand your ground.
Manipulation is the name of the game, but Jamie is done playing by everybody else’s rules. So is the rest of Alpha Team, because if there’s one thing Jamie’s team knows? It’s that they’re a family—and you don’t mess with family unless you want to get hurt.
In the Blood is a 107k word steamy gay sci-fi military romance with a HFN ending that skirts HEA. There is military violence and on-page torture within the story that may not be suitable for everyone, so please read with caution. There are also explicit intimate scenes that are not suitable for readers under the age of 18. This is a direct sequel to In the Shadows and reading the previous books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
In the Blood is the continuation of Metahuman Files Series and tells the story of Alexei, Sean, Jamie, Kyle. Told from multiple point of view the story is a fast-paced, action-packed delivery of intrigue, suspense, mystery and romance.
I will not go more into plot and spoil it, but the overall story arc continues in this book and it is truly amazing. I loved the way the author keeps twists and turns coming. The best part about these books is that the author manages to strike a balance between the suspense element of the story and the romance. There is enough sci-fi thriller elements and there is enough of romance to make us all sigh. I loved the character development of the main four characters. I love that amidst all the intrigue and the danger their relationships are developing and strengthening and they are falling more and more in love. They face the difficulties that come their way united and comes through stronger and it was nothing short of perfection to read how much they all mean to each other. Another aspect I really liked is how the author brings about the same level chemistry between the characters as in the previous books. The secondary characters are noteworthy and I really liked the way they all contribute to the progression of the story.
In the blood is the phenomenal continuation of the series.I could not put the book down once I had started and I am completely blown away by the author’s delivery of the story. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Highly Recommended.