Lethal Tide, Dolphin Shore Shifters Book 4
The Santa Barbara Channel holds a closely guarded secret...
Dolphin shifter Conley Nash began his second three-year mission armed with a kick-ass agenda and an attitude to match. Since their team leader was killed, the men in SBW field ops have lost their nerve. Determined to restore the hard line, Conley can't wait to show them how it's done, facing down a greedy oil company in Long Beach. Until Conley meets his new partner...and finds his powers of persuasion need work.
First-time shifter Betty Brett can't believe she finally made it into the male-centric field ops team. Since the first female agent was murdered, before Betty goes solo, she'll spend four months teamed with an experienced operative. But did it have to be Conley? No matter how temptingly handsome he is, Betty refuses to take grief from a trigger-happy male and certainly not one whose knuckles drag the ground.
When the oil company resorts to violence protecting its illegal fracking operation, Conley finds himself out-gunned. Either he and Betty compromise, fast, or they'll be dead before they can unravel the perplexing feelings they have for each other.
About the Author
Blood Tide is the first book in her paranormal romantic suspense series titled Dolphin Shore Shifters. The series features a pod of dolphins living in the Santa Barbara, channel off the coast of California, capable of shifting to human form. While posing as real humans, the dolphins work through their oceanic conservation corporation, Save Blue Water, to protect their oceans at any cost.
CJ’s next series, The Paladin Group, launched with Deadly Reboot. The books are romantic suspense, set in a small southern town, and they star wounded air force veterans, men and women warriors turned civilian lawyers and investigators determined to continue their rescue work.
A member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), and Kiss of Death, CJ lives and writes near a lake in the woods northeast of Atlanta. When she isn't writing or reading romances, CJ spends time with her two grown children, their spouses, a brilliant grandson and a feisty cat named Max.
Schedule permitting, CJ loves to travel, to discover new favorite places as well as meeting new friends in both the US and around the world.
Max flatly refuses to travel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is such a great series. The focus is on the romantic suspense, but the shifter part adds a nice touch to the series. I liked how there's action, but also a lot of thinking things through and figuring things out. There were some nice twists and revelations at the end. The couple of this book are Conley and Betty and at first I really didn't see how these two would make it work, as they are almost opposites. But the author definitely convinced me and at the end I did think they made a nice couple. Conley was pretty unlikeable at the start of the book, but I liked how he slowly changed a bit and was more open to research and thinking as well, instead of just rushing in guns blazing. He had some well done character development. And I liked how Betty adjusted her attitude a bit as well. There's a nice group of side characters as well and those who read the series in order will recognize some characters from previous books. But this series works great as standalone books as well. All in all another solid book in this series and I hope I can pick up book 5 soon!
Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite Dangers to the environment are ever present and the new Save Blue Water team of Dolphin Shore Shifters, Betty and Conley, are in place to act on the call from another whistle blower in Lethal Tide, the fourth volume of the Dolphin Shore Shifters series by C.J. Matthew. Initially put off by each other’s style of doing things, Betty and Conley quickly find that working together gets better results – and helps save their lives. Falling into a case involving someone with whom he had contact during his previous rotation on the field ops team, Conley is surprised to learn that she is now at the head of the crisis that this new team is trying to prevent. It takes all of the shifters’ skills to stay ahead of the threat, especially since they can’t depend on the information coming from the inside man who has reported the danger. Are they really going to save the ocean or are they all walking into a trap designed to destroy the SBW organization? For complicated intrigue, nail-biting excitement and a healthy dose of romance, Lethal Tide is well worth the read. Even as Volume 4 of the Dolphin Shore Shifters series, it stands alone perfectly so that you can concentrate on and enjoy all the action without feeling as though you are missing anything. Although I have read the first three volumes, I found this book easy to follow on its own. The action is great, the characters relate well and the romance is just right. The potential environmental catastrophe is motive enough to keep your interest, but the clever background created by C.J. Matthew really adds some interesting surprises. These modern-day shape shifting super heroes provide plenty of action, daring deeds, and just the right amount of romance for a story you will be sure to love.