Susanna Duchamps risks discovery in New Orleans to settle a debt and to temporarily escape the controlled constraints of her place among the Chosen. What she, seeker of shadows, finds is an opportunity to make miraculous strides with her research into Shifter genetics . . . and an unexpected, though never forgotten, link to her complicated past.
Shifter club owner, Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of a former life, he longs for the mate now lost to him . . . 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.
Susanna dares not tell Jacques that she was the one 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?
I completely enjoyed this book. It starts with a woman betraying her lover then switches to present day. Jacques is the owner and operator of a very specific bar in New Orleans. Susanna comes to a friend's aid straight into the lair of the man she betrayed. She did it to protect him and a very big secret. Now, he knows only that he is drawn to her completely and she has a hold on him no woman has ever had. The problem is she is a Chosen and he is a Shifter, from two different worlds and classes.
Susanna is an intriguing character. She comes from a place where she isn't to show emotion but in reality is brimming with it. Jacques is a MAN and protector that can handle most anything. I loved the interactions between the two of them. Also Susanna's love for her daughter and her daughter's rare abilities is wonderful. The other characters make this story great as well. Loved the plot and enjoyed the whole book!
I rate this a 4/5. I really enjoyed all the characters!
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.