Sunday, August 26, 2012

{Review} Seeker of Shadows by Nancy Gideon

ISBN #: 978-1439199510
Page Count: 387
Copyright: May 29, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books

Book Summary:
(Taken from back cover)

His town.

Susanna Duchamps came to New Orleans to settle a debt and to temporarily escape the controlled constraints of her life among the Chosen. What she finds is an opportunity to make miraculous strides with her research into Shifter genetics ... and an unexpected, but never forgotten, man from her complicated past.

Her rules.

Shifter club owner Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of a former life, he longs for the mate he lost ... until the enticingly familiar presence of a mysterious stranger from the north ignites a primal, nearly uncontrollable need to release the untamed beast inside him.

Their last chance.

Susanna dares not tell Jacques it was she who sacrificed his past and her future years ago, to protect him and the secret she carried. But her arrival in New Orleans comes with consequences. When a bloody confrontation erupts between their enemy clans, will she betray her lover once again - or throw her own life on the line so they can finish what they started?

Mandy's Review:

When I first began to read this book, I did not realize that it was the sixth book in this series. Seeker of Shadows can be read on its own, but I could kind of tell which characters may have been portrayed in the previous five books.

Susanna is the type of woman that gets on my nerves, but yet I understood why she thought the way she did. She has decided to cohabitate with a guy from her clan whom she feels is the best protector of her and her daughter. Damien knows her sordid background and has magnanimously decided to provide a familial facade for her to hide behind. Susanna goes along with this because she thinks that Damien really has her and her daughter's, Pearl, best interests at heart.

When she's requested to help with a secret mission in New Orleans, Susanna decides to help without telling Damien where she's going or what she's working on. She entrusts Pearl's care to Damien. While she's in New Orleans, Susanna not only sees her past lover but she also encounters Damien's true nature.

Being in the bright, creative, vibrant setting of New Orleans has Susanna wishing she could take Pearl and move away from her bland, cold, strict Chicago atmosphere. Will she give in to her feelings and stay with her true mate or will she succumb to duty and return to the man who threatens her future?

Seeker of Shadows is a wildly sexy story. The element of Damien's power-hungry control add to the darkness in the story, which will pull you in and sweep you along. I recommend this book to all paranormal romance lovers out there.

*A physical copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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