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Posted December 23, 2012
Like except for one thing. Selena Grayson is a Seattle cop and
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Selena Grayson is a Seattle cop and an elf that is centuries old. She’s reaching the end of her very long life, but if her former partner’s vision comes true, the end will come years sooner than is natural.
Special Agent Jack Laramie is one of the few Normals working for the FBI’s Magickal Crimes Unit. The strictest decree in the Magickal world is Normals can’t know about Magickals, but Jack’s mom married a werewolf and then his mom became one, too. Jack opted to stay human after his stepdad offered to turn him, but after a stint in the Marines he decided to join the FBI’s MCU to help protect humans and Magickals alike.
When a serial killer comes to town with a grudge against those connected to Magickals and an M.O. the same as a case Selena worked years ago in New Orleans, the Seattle PD loans her to the Jack’s unit. However, Selena is hiding some very important personal info about the 30-yr-old case. As she and Jack engage in a no strings affair while working on the case, how far will it go before the truth comes out? Will Jack be able to forgive her? Will Selena survive even though her death on this case has been predicted by the most powerful seer alive? Is Fate really out of our hands?
This was a great story with an interesting plot and excellent pacing. The characters were rich and well-developed and I love the world in which they live. So why 3 bites instead of 4? Because it is a pet peeve of mine that when a person serves in the United States Marine Corps they are henceforth known for all time as Marines. It is the Corps, not the corps and it is Marine not marine. A Marine is one of the Few and the Proud and marine has something to do with the ocean or sea. Marines are also NOT soldiers. Soldiers are Army. Marines are Marines. As a wife, mother, cousin and sister-in-law to Marines I have to say I react badly when reading a book and finding these mistakes. It wasn’t once or twice it was multiple times. Since Jack and his dad were in the Marines their background was mentioned many times. Someone down the line should have caught the mistakes and corrected them. Am I being too harsh? Every mistake I read grated on my nerves and since I feel what I feel, that’s how I’m rating the book.
Otherwise, this book is a great read. In future reprints I hope they fix the errors I pointed out. Just a side note: I don’t like the cover. Selena looks like she’s eating Jack’s nose.
*Many thanks to Kensington for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page on my blog.
Posted May 2, 2012
Could've been better if the Bad Guys Character had been fleshed out a bit more. Geez Louize we only get a look at him at the very end!...But the love scenes are STEEAAAAMYYY! If you're into that sort of thing...WHICH I AM!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 16, 2012
Selina Grayson is an elf and she is over four hundred years old.
Selina Grayson is an elf and she is over four hundred years old. She has done everything she has ever wanted to do in her long life. She has been married, widowed, had several careers and has seen the world. For a year now, she has known that her death is impending. All Magickals have a life span of approximately five hundred years, but that is not why her time is up. Selina’s ex partner, Merek, has seen her death in a premonition. It is really too bad she has finally started to live again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
From the moment Selina agreed to have a one night stand with Jack Laramie, her very existence started to change. He is a human in the same boat as Selina; neither of them wants to form a bond with the other. Their attitude to keep it “friends with benefits” goes well beyond them being partners to solve a crime. They both have tragic pasts that are painful and better left buried.
Someone is killing Magickals and Normals. Selina and Jack are in a race to find the killer before he/she strikes again. As the case they are working on heats up so does their passion. The secrets they have kept buried begin to surface and they must work through their problems to solve the crime and their inevitable infatuation with each other. Can they change fate or is Selina’s death going to ruin their future?
First off let me say Night Games can be read as a standalone but is also considered book two in the Night series. You will find the first “couple” of the series mentioned in this story. If you are interested in Chloe and Merek’s story, be sure to pick up book one, Embrace the Night.
I have warm and fuzzy feelings about Night Games. I had the same outlook when I read Embrace the Night. There is just something about the series that was delightfully natural. I know it’s an odd word to use for an erotic romance novel, but it just works. The writing is smooth and easy to follow. The story is well told and the characters are fun to interact with. Ms. Jordan wrote a captivating novel that is relaxing, sexy, and engaging. She did a remarkable job not revealing any of the plot secrets. I was on pins and needles and had some suspicions about the identity of the killer, but I was wrong. Perfect execution!
Though Night Games is considered an Erotic Romance, I didn’t find it too erotic. It is a very hot romance with well placed and steamy scenes, but not overly explicit. If you are looking for blush worthy scenes I think you may be disappointed, but I do have to say this couple sizzled and burned up the pages.
Night Games has it all; an amazing plot, enjoyable characters, a bewildering mystery, a touch of action and scorching sex scenes. Her world building is believable and very consistent. She makes you wish you were a part of their universe. So grab this great effortless read and take a breather from the craziness of life.
Posted February 4, 2013
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Posted October 18, 2012
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