Remy (Skin Walkers 10) Susan A. Bliler
Genre: Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy
I’ve never jumped quite so far into an established series and was a bit concerned that starting at book ten would mean I’d miss or get confused by much of the content. It sounded such a fun read though that I didn’t want to pass up the chance to read it, and fortunately my fears were unfounded.
Susan manages to give enough info for me to keep up with the back story while enjoying the current one. I guess I’d get even more from it had I read (some of) the first nine 😉 Maybe get some of the more subtle references, but as it was its a story I really enjoyed with a fabulous blend of romance, paranormal and excitement that still felt “real” to me. Even in fantasy I need to feel that if that world created was real the events could happen.
I enjoyed Harlow’s determination to prove herself, to not been seen as weak just because she’s human. I hate feeble, knuckle under and whinge heroines and Harlow is the perfect type for me, strong, stubborn and not one to be pushed aside easily just because she’s female and human. She learns quickly though that she can build her physical strength, build her skills, but still won’t have that physical edge the Walkers do. Her brother doesn’t want her training with the Walkers, he has an on-going feud with their CO Remy, and wants his little sister well away from him. Turns out though they’ve already met, in a torrid and sensual night of passion where body fluids but not names were exchanged! That sensuality still sizzles between them however much they try to ignore it.
Remy has seen an opportunity to get the ultimate revenge on her brother, Mason by using his sister and been searching for her for that purpose for some time, but when he actually meets Harlow somehow all his logic and plans get overturned by the protective instincts she raises in him. He’s not happy about that, Harlow isn’t happy about the way things have worked for her, and that her training gets put back for a time, and Mason isn’t happy that Harlow’s wishes will bring her into Remy’s sphere. Can they all get what they want or will everything go Boom with the ultimate explosion of personalities? It all comes to a head just as outside influences bring war to the heart of Stonecrow.
Stars: Four, a great read even though I jumped in late to the story.
ARC supplied for review purposes