Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: In the Shadows
SERIES: Metahuman #3
AUTHOR: Hailey Turner
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 104,500 Words
RELEASE DATE: August 23rd, 2017
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?
I was anxiously awaiting Alexei’s story and I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. Alexei and Sean…goose bumps…..it didn’t hurt that they came together under one of my most favorite plot lines…faking a relationship. It was incredibly hot, passionate, and Alexei with Sean is so sweet. I’ve come to realize Hailey Turner goes above and beyond with details. This book is jam packed full of details and the technical side of MDF’s. I love that kind of thing. But I can also see how it may be overkill or a reader could lose interest. It’s a lot but it’s fascinating…her imagination is remarkable and I’m totally digging this series.
Alexei Dvorkin has his family and his MDF team. He really doesn’t need much else…but he’s noticing his new teammate Sean Delaney more and more. Even though Sean’s a spy and Alexei hates spies he generally likes him.
During a stressful mission that forces them to act as lovers Alexei and Sean realize they both don’t want to deny the feelings and attraction between them anymore.
Life and death situations arise that bring the men even closer together. They aren’t able to enjoy it for too long as mission after mission are becoming more and more harrowing.
I love the way Hailey Turner writes. I’ve noticed that every detail is important and no one seems to be who they say they are. In this futuristic world, the bad guys are willing to do just about anything for power and control. It’s a hot and sexy, suspenseful thrill ride and I’m enjoying every moment.
I liked how we were introduced to Sean’s family. Humanizing an “emotionless” ex-CIA agent was genius. I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation for any Kyle and Jamie interactions and while they were few and far between just seeing them on page was nice.
Another great addition to this series…RECOMMEND.