Series: Jade Calhoun, #6
Publisher: Bayou Moon Press, LLC
Date Published: December 13th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Ghost, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Audiobook Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Traci Odom
Source: Provided for review through Audiobook Blast/Boom
Description: From New York Times Bestselling author Deanna Chase. Newlyweds Jade Calhoun and Kane Rouquette have barely said “I do” when there’s a disturbance in the shadow world that’s draining the energy of angels. As shadow walkers, Jade and Kane are pressed into service, tasked with the impossible mission of solving the mystery before any angels are lost…until Kane’s accused of poisoning the shadows with his incubus energy and his power is stripped. Life goes from bad to worse when a lesser Goddess shows up, hell-bent on stealing the spirits of mortals in pursuit of a fountain of youth. Now it’s up to Jade and her coven to keep their friends safe, clear Kane’s name, and fix the shadows before one of them is lost forever. witches, demons, incubus, angels, dreamwalker, paranormal romance, magic, empath, ghosts
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I didn’t realize this book was the sixth in a series when I requested it for review from Audiobook Boom. That might have been an oops on my part, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying the story. Yes, I would definitely have benefited from getting to know the characters over multiple books, but I do think this one adventure can certainly be read as a stand alone.
I loved that this story had multiple dimensions and all kinds of creatures – witches, incubi, angels, goddesses, demons, ghosts (even a ghost dog, yes!!) and more. The adventures and crisis at every turn made the book enjoyable and fun, exactly what a paranormal romp through fantasy should be. The angels call the shots, and this power couple has to go into dangerous situations to save the day. Again and again, and they certainly don’t come away without some scars. But they’re brave and determined to protect their friends and save lives.
But, and yes there’s a but, something felt like it was missing for me. Maybe it’s because I’m missing out on the history between the characters and any character development over the course of the series, but I was missing some unique spunk to my heroes. Don’t get me wrong; they are quite kick-ass and all, but where is my fun sarcasm? Where is the romance? I mean, the main characters are already married, and there were plenty of … er… romantic scenes but I wasn’t convinced of the depth of their attraction. I wasn’t convinced of their personalities – are they more than just superheroes? Because that’s kind of what I got, awesome characters who kick ass and save the day and do the bidding of the angels.
So a solid 3.5, great adventure, but I wanted more character development and connection.