The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Vengeance for the Forsaken …
What would you do if your wife left you for your worst enemy, and then proceeded to empty your bank account? When Jackson Delaney learns that his wife betrayed him for his half-brother, nothing less than revenge will quench the fire in his soul.
But first he has to find them.
Jackson joins forces with an unlikely partner—his wife’s brother. They put aside their warring motives, and dive headlong into a search that will test their characters and break the laws of two worlds. And when Jackson meets Emelynn Taylor, a mysterious young woman with no knowledge of her arcane and powerful gift, he recklessly lures her into his vengeful mission.
But nothing is what it seems, and from a single deception grows a web of strangling lies.
Betrayal careens on a high-speed chase, from the gentile character of New Orleans to the rugged beauty of the North American west coast.
|Genre(s):||Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural > Ghosts
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
|Series:||The Gift Legacy, Awakening Redux (“#20”)|
She clamped her mouth shut, and took a moment. When she spoke, her voice was tight, controlled. “Your behaviour sickens me.”
Her words hit like shrapnel. “I could say the same. Have you no loyalty to me, to my father?”
“What your father did to Cole was disgraceful. And you … I can’t even look at you right now.” She turned and stormed from the salon, leaving my ears ringing in her wake.
This book reunites the readers with Jackson Delaney – and how he met Emelynn Taylor.
With The Gift: Betrayal, J. P. McLean has once again created a thrilling combination of mystery, paranormal, urban fantasy, and a touch of romance with steamy situations. She expertly shows us Jackson Delaney’s point of view; understandably different from Emelynn’s take on the situations in The Gift: Awakening. It is a compelling read centred on Jackson, drawing you closer to him. J. P. McLean paints a clear picture of the main characters’ mindsets while the story evolves. In this Awakening Redux story, I was drawn into the story once again, getting to understand why Jackson did what he did, even if I still do not consent to all of his actions. The characters are of sufficient depth, believable with their flaws and virtues. The story is a very nicely woven combination of several genres, has a wonderful flow; it was easy to get hooked. I had a great time reading The Gift: Betrayal.
This is a book for you if you like mysteries or paranormal romance with a very urban touch and believable characters, some strewn in steamy situations, and some violent events.
The stunning Awakening Redux book in The Gift Legacy series!
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐|
|POV||First person – past tense|
|Violence||😳 – 😡|
|Sexual content||😳 – 😡|
About the author
I’m very fortunate to live in a writer’s paradise on one of the small northern Gulf Islands off the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The rugged beaches and towering fir and arbutus trees that surround me often end up in my stories. When I’m not pouring my imagination into my computer, I’m futzing in gardens, making a mess of the kitchen or romping with my Wheaten-cross, Molly. I write stories that entice you to believe the impossible and escape the everyday for a while. Enjoy the read!
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What about you? What did you think about The Gift: Betrayal? Or – if you did not yet read The Gift: Betrayal – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂