I’d seen this book recommended on Goodreads and really liked the sound of it, so decided to give it a go. This is more of a novella than a book at 165 pages or just over three hours for the audio version.
It opens up with Gage waking up wounded with a handful of cash in a motel room, with absolutely no memory of who he is and how he got there. But at the back of his mind, while he cannot remember even her name or her face, he knows that there was a woman he loved, a woman he nearly died for.
Flash forward ten years and Gage has reinvented himself and rebuilt his life. He is Cade Shepherd the famous, ultimate fighter. He has a good life, a fantastic career and friends. But, the hole in his memory has never left him, and he hopes that his career will one day put him in front of someone who once knew who he was.
When a woman turns up at one of his fights, Gage is momentarily floored. He knows that he knows her from somewhere and when she turns up in his dressing room simply cannot resist her invitation for a drink. But, what Gage doesn’t know is that he was once a Shadow Walker and is the only human ever to be trained as one, and that Embry was once more important to him than he can ever know.
Embry has never forgotten or gotten over Gage. When her father is abducted with no hope of rescue, she turns to the only man she can think of who will help her. But can she give up the only man she has ever loved for a second time?
It was Gage’s memory loss and the unrequited love story between Gage and Ember that really captured my imagination. The pain and emotion between them was palpable. The action in this novel comes thick and fast, and I also liked the originality of the story. The rescue mission was as explosive and as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.
We are introduced to some fantastic new characters and paranormal species in this book, which I really want to find out more about. I’ve seen that Kait Nolan already has a second novella out and a third on the way which will definitely make my reading list this year.
The audiobook has a male and female narrator who each take up Gage and Embry’s story. The female narrator was by far the better story teller of the two. Thankfully she narrates the majority of the book, as the male narrator didn’t seem to capture Gage’s emotion and left me a little cold. I found myself looking forward to the change in chapter and narrator whenever he was on.
An intense and action packed paranormal romance. If you’ve not tried audiobooks before, this is a good book to try as it’s not very long but still very absorbing. I would definitely recommend Kait Nolan’s debut novel.
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