I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Lauren Dane
Released: Feb 5, 2013
Published by Berkley Sensation
“GOING UNDER is my favorite book in the series so far. It had everything I wanted.” ~Under the Covers
First of all, I’m totally biased in regards to this story because I’ve been wanting Gage to get his HEA from the very first book of the series. He’s the good boy that’s really sort of a bad boy, that I couldn’t get enough of. And GOING UNDER didn’t disappoint. This story was not what I was expecting but it delivered on everything I wanted.
I know a lot of people have the bad habit of picking up books out of order, but I find that in this world and with the continuous storyline, you’d do better reading in order so you are not confused. CHAOS BURNING set the stage for the events in this book. Our Others are basically dealing with the aftermath of the Magister and the fact that now humans know of their existence.
In dealing with this, Meriel has to hire a PR to take care of the many concerns regarding humans and their fear of Others. Enter our heroine, PR guru Molly Ryan. She’s dealt with her own issues due to the outing of Others. She lost her job because of it and now has the opportunity to make a difference using the skills that she’s best at. She’s a tough chick, not afraid to wear the pants in a mans world and go head to head with people. She knows what she wants and what needs to be done to reach the desired goals. That to me is so important, because I HAVE to love the heroine. And especially Gage’s heroine, couldn’t have done better.
Then, there’s Gage. He was enamored from the get-go. Ahhh yes, how the mighty have fallen. Tough on the outside but a smoking hot teddy bear on the inside. He didn’t struggle as much as I thought he would to let Molly in, even if it was physical to begin with. Their chemistry was perfect and sizzled off the pages. Their romance was perfectly entwined with the rest of the story and not once did I feel as if it was putting the brakes on the flow of the drama around them.
Gage, being such an alpha male, has to deal with having a female that needs to be out on the frontlines. There are times she will be exposed to danger. And he just has to be able to deal with that as best as he can without restricting her. And I love that he can.
GOING UNDER is my favorite book in the series so far. It had everything I wanted. A great storyline, a lot of forward movement in the world and developments, a new fresh storyline, and the main couple was extraordinaire. I really can’t wait for the next installment!
*ARC provided by publisher
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